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 new Docker Ubuntu container and configure
it to contain a MongoDB instance and then run it as described in the Docker
Examples web page
Create a Skytap Cloud Environment Based on the Docker Template
Once you log into your Skytap Cloud account, navigate to the Template’s tab
and search for “Dock... (more)
Recent Surveys Show DevOps Use on the Rise, but Confusion Remains
I recently poured over F5’s “The State of Application Delivery in
2015” and InformationWeek’s “2015 App Dev Priorities Survey” that
they presented with Dr. Dobb’s. The similarity of their titles, and even
their release dates made me wonder how unique each of their findings would
be, and I challenged myself to flush out any interesting findings or patterns
that emerged from their collective research.
Both reports were really well done, and I would recommend them to anyone
looking to see if your organization is on t... (more)
A Love Letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs to Service Virtualization
by Jason English
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's a little love letter from "the
Cloud" that originally appeared in our partner Parasoft's perspective guide
to Service Virtualization. But we think it's especially appropriate now.
Enjoy! - N.W., Ed.
Hey, I know it’s been a while since we started being “a thing.” When we
met, everyone said you were just mocking, and that I wasn’t real enough to
make a living, with my head in the clouds. Yet, here we are, a few years
Service Virtualization, ... (more)
Ferris State University (FSU) is an accredited state university located in
Big Rapids, Michigan, offering multiple computing degree plans within its
Business/Technology Consortium. The college serves more than 14,000 on- and
off-campus students in the region.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Ferris State Professor Amy Buse to
learn more about how the school has provided its students with cutting-edge
cloud computing technology across a number of applications to better prepare
them for their careers after graduation.
Jason: How did you discover Skytap, since it is not comm... (more)
Skytap is occasionally asked how our service overlaps with provisioning and
deployment tools like Puppet and Chef. While those tools do have some
conceptual overlap both with each other and with Skytap, their roles are
fairly distinct in practice.
Skytap's service provides environments on demand for complex enterprise
applications. We give our customers the ability to easily create, clone,
share, and collaborate with these environments while maintaining tight IT
visibility and control for security, compliance, and budgetary purposes. What
is a "complex application"? Usually it i... (more)