Skytap Announces Development Environments on Amazon Web Services
Skytap has announced the general availability of Skytap SaaS-based dev/test environments built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Development and test teams at any enterprise can now use Skytap to rapidly build and test software in environments that mirror their AWS production environments. With this release, Skytap now supports native AWS and VMware workloads, providing customers with the highest level of flexibility for accelerating cloud adoption within the enterprise.
Skytap on AWS provides users with an intuitive interface allowing them to spin up environments that look and feel like AWS production environments. The offering also gives customers access to many of the tools and resources they are already accustomed to using — such as Jenkins, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and IBM Rational Team Concert.
“Before Skytap, we struggled with the ability to reserve and share a single resource across our development team, which had grown to fifty people,” said Ryan Carey, Software Engineer at DataXu, a fast growing provider of programmatic marketing solutions. “Using Skytap, someone can now stand up their own complete stack of our system for dev and test.”
“Skytap on AWS gives development and test teams the features and services they need to build and deliver better software faster,” said Brian White, vice president of products at Skytap. “Customers in our beta program saw the clear advantages of seamlessly integrating IT environments that support the complete application lifecycle — from test to production. With the introduction of this offering, any company with applications bound for AWS can experience the same benefits and accelerate cloud adoption within their enterprise.”
Skytap is the leading provider of cloud-based dev/test environments to the enterprise. Skytap Cloud removes the inefficiencies and constraints that companies have within their software development lifecycle.