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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)

Beyond Big Data and @Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of Dataware By @MattMcIlwain | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

This article was authored by Matt McIlwain and was originally published on Medium. For more of Matt's writing, you can follow him here! Guest Post: Beyond Big Data and Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of Dataware Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato (formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe that 2015 will be the year when the conversation moves from Big Data to the Dataware stack. Over the past twelve months we have seen a lot of companies... (more)

Jez Humble on High IT Performance Bt @Skytap | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

​No Crystal Ball Needed: Jez Humble Shares Trick to Predicting High IT Performance It didn’t hit me until after a second viewing of Jez Humble’s recent webinar with Perforce that his ways to predict high IT performance aren’t just a neat party trick; they’re absolutely essential. The days of bugs making it into production, distrust between departments, and delayed fixes and releases are becoming a thing of the past, at least among “high performers” of the world. And as the complexity of software grows year after year, being able to accurately predict success may be the only way... (more)

Achieving Continuous Integration with Skytap and Jenkins

ALM - Jenkins Continuous Integration Plugin Build Better Software Faster By Dynamically Creating Complex Development and Testing Environments In Minutes Skytap's Continuous Integration Plugin for Jenkins enables enterprise software development teams to benefit from cloud-based continuous integration. By leveraging Skytap Cloud as part of Jenkins dev/test workflows, teams are free from managing and provisioning physical hardware or complicated virtual environments. Jenkins Jenkins is an open source (MIT License), cross-platform system used for rapid development and test of software... (more)

Will DevOps Become the Norm? By @Skytap | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Will DevOps Become the Norm? All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct. Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely due to the fact that he led off with such a bold one. “DevOps teams become the norm, not the exception.” While you would imagine that the DevOps faithful and its believers would be the biggest fans of this coming true this year, I would argue that it’s software ... (more)