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.
A simple Google search of "What is DevOps?" gives a great cross-section of
what we're talking about.
"...DevOps - essentially, bringing the development and operational teams
closer together through automation to support the speed of change the
- Clive Longbottom, ComputerWeekly.com
"...DevOps is "a cross-disciplinary community of practice dedicated to the
study of buildi... (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)
We're launching the "Tap In Open Forum": a new series of blog posts where we
detail a current topic being discussed in the software development and
testing community and invite you to participate in an open discussion with
our best and brightest here at Skytap. Feel free to share your thoughts and
we'll do the same!
InformationWeek and IBM Mobile Technical Sales Leader Dustin Amrhein
presented a webinar last week as part of their “DevOps Rado” series. The
Frictionless Enterprise: Built for Business, looked at DevOps as a viable
solution for removing the friction that prevents en... (more)
I recently heard from a customer who was curious if Skytap Cloud
environments compete with a leading Service Virtualization solution I used to
evangelize in a past life.
Not at all – in fact the invention of Service Virtualization resolved some
of the primary constraints to serious enterprise adoption of public dev/test
cloud environments. We used to describe this phenomenon of constrained
components as “wires hanging out of your cloud.”
Take any system that you need to have ready for testing, but is not readily
available. It could be a heavy mainframe that is too bulky to image ... (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