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​We've got two webinars coming up in June that we wanted to take a minute to make you aware of. And while we encourage you to attend them live so that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, each will be made available on-demand after the fact so that you and your teams can view them at your convenience. Hope to see you there! Software Virtualization Lifecycle - June 17th, 2pm ET / 11am PT Join Skytap & Orasi Software for a complementary webinar on June 17th to learn how to increase the reality of your cloud environment with service virtualization! A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always equal to better. The bigger challenge is to improve both the speed and quality of software releases. By utilizing virtualization technology, specifically service virtualization and virtual dev/test labs, in soft... (more)

Upcoming Webinar: Creating Complete Test Environments in the Cloud

​A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always better. The bigger challenge is to improve the speed and quality of software releases. By utilizing virtualization technology in the SDLC, specifically service virtualization and virtual dev/test labs, companies can increase test coverage in less time and ultimately produce better software faster.  Parasoft service virtualization enables dev/test teams to test earlier and test less using simulated, virtual environments. This solution closes the gap with incomplete dev/test environments an... (more)

SaaS Leads the Way in Cloud Computing’s “Hypergrowth”

​We might start seeing a decline in the number of articles that simply state that cloud computing is “on the rise.” Of course it is. Forrester’s James Staten recently pointed out that that with all of the advantages that cloud computing provides, “it will increasingly be difficult to justify not leveraging cloud services.” Staten does describe the “hypergrowth” that cloud computing is currently experiencing, but he takes it a very necessary step further by detailing what specific aspects of the cloud are providing the greatest value, and are thereby experiencing the most success... (more)

Using Docker in Skytap Cloud

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)

Notes from VMWorld 2014: Shifting the Focus to Development and Test

​A consistent theme here at VMworld 2014 has been development and testing. Specifically, how IT operations can deliver the development, test, continuous integration, staging, and ultimately production environments that software development and QA teams rely on. VMware announced tight integration with OpenStack in the hopes of, at least partly, helping their customers better meet the demanding needs of internal development and test teams. Sumit Amar and Sameer Abrol of Electronic Arts told a compelling story of how they are leveraging VMware’s vCloud Automation Center and vCloud ... (more)