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 commonly used in
Amy: I found out about Skytap at Interop a couple years ago. I heard a
speaker from the company and knew “I gotta go talk to this guy.” We had
researched a lot of other vendors but nobody else had the ability to allow
our students install the operating system themsel... (more)
For the past few years, the holy grail of enterprise IT is to have large
scale global software development, testing and integration activities that
“follow the sun.” So when your development team checks in and goes home
in San Jose, CA, there’s a testing team just getting started in Bangalore,
India. And when they check in, there might be another team building services
in Germany atop the application suite, followed by a release configuration
team in Buenos Aires. Following the sun means we can be productive toward our
software goals 24 hours a day.
While this idea is great in t... (more)
Skytap is a big believer in open source software. Our company is built on
amazing open source projects like Linux, Ruby on Rails and Node.js. That’s
why we feel it’s so important to give back to the open source community by
releasing and maintaining the MinorJS project.
What is MinorJS?
MinorJS is an unopinionated, ultra-minimal web framework that alleviates the
pain of routing, testing, and deployment clustering for Node.js applications.
By starting with MinorJS you maintain the freedom to develop your application
with whichever technologies and philosophies you fin... (more)
We recently hosted a webinar with one of our partners, Axis Technology, to
demonstrate how their DMSuite® tool ensures that sensitive production data
remains secure, while also providing testers with "intelligent" datasets that
help them provide more complete testing. This webinar provides tips on how
on-premises masked test data management addresses security concerns, while
still allowing for continuous testing in the cloud.
You'll learn how DMSuite® performs the following tasks to help you build
better software faster:
Masks structured and unstructured data completely on-prem... (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)