This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on
Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and
Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing
sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development
and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were
Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S.
based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of
virtual and cloud-based labs. Thirty-nine percent said they help eliminate
defects prior to production, and 33% said they improve audits and compliance.
Of course, the biggest benefit (58%) was on-demand access to environments,
which we see as a primary reason why many organizations adopt virtual and/or ... (more)
Skytap recently announced the availability of a Docker template in the Skytap
Cloud Public Template Library. Docker is an open platform for developers
and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. This new
template allows you to easily experiment with or deploy Docker-based
containers within Skytap Cloud.
To illustrate this, we’ll do the following: 1.Create a new Skytap Cloud
environment or configuration that is based on this Docker template. 2.Deploy
a Docker Ubuntu container and demonstrate a simple use case as described in
the Docker User Guide. 3.Create a n... (more)
As a lifelong word junkie, I can honestly say that I've never seen more
debate, argument, and failure to reach an agreed upon definition of a word
than we're seeing over the word "DevOps." And while it can be frustrating to
find a definition that works for you, and not be swayed by the next essay or
cute video that gives a new interpretation-for nerds like me, the
ever-changing, wildly different beliefs of DevOps' meaning, and even its
origin are an absolute blast to pour over.
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A simple Google search of "What is DevOps?" gi... (more)
Rachel Lerman at the Puget Sound Business Journal recently sat down with
our CEO, Thor Culverhouse, to discuss the current shift of enterprise
software to the cloud, and how this is setting up Skytap for “massive
growth” —her words, not ours—but we'll take it!
Thor provided Rachel with the areas that our business has grown, but he also
gave a great example why the growth has been so “massive” recently, and
why Skytap “is on track to continue doubling its revenue for at least the
next two years.”
Culverhose remarked, “More than half of the hardware enterprises buy is
Once you learn the definition of shadow IT, it shouldn’t be too shocking to
learn how widespread it is at companies large and small all over the world. I
hate to assume, but the odds are, that you yourself have used a non-IT
approved SaaS option for the same reason as everyone else, myself included.
We’re all expected to do our jobs faster, and at a higher quality than we
did in the past, and sometimes it’s just too easy to go behind the backs of
those whom we perceive to slow us down, or act as a blocker.
A recent study showed that eighty percent of those polled admitted using Sa... (more)