Skytap Launches Development and Test Environments on Amazon Web Services

Skytap Launches Development and Test Environments on Amazon Web Services 
Skytap Cloud Reduces Software Development Lifecycle Inefficiencies
and Accelerates Adoption of Cloud for Enterprise Applications 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/06/13 --  Skytap Inc., the leading
provider of self-service application development environments in the
cloud, today introduced Skytap Cloud built on Amazon Web Services
(AWS) infrastructure. Customers can rapidly and repeatedly deploy
development and test environments on AWS infrastructure using
Skytap's complete SaaS offering to automate the build, deploy and
test lifecycle. The new offering allows users to build and test
software on environments that mirror AWS production environments,
while utilizing the tools and solutions already used by development
teams -- such as Jenkins, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and IBM
Rational Team Concert. With this release, Skytap now supports both
native AWS and VMware workloads.  
AWS is a trusted infrastructure provider for hundreds of thousands of
the world's most innovative companies. Skytap's focus on development
and testing means support for on-demand deployment of complex compute
and networked environments to dev/test teams. Skytap Cloud on AWS
helps ensure applications bound for AWS can be delivered faster and
with higher quality. 
"Rapid devs want to deliver major applications in weeks, days if
possible," wrote John Rymer and James Staten, both VPs and Principal
Analysts at Forrester Research, Inc., in the June 2013 report
entitled, "The Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms,
Q2 2013." "They see public cloud platforms as a fresh start with the
potential to yield massive gains in the quantity, velocity, and
quality of application delivery." 
"We have really seen significant advantages using Skytap for our
dev/test environments," said Paul Haury, IT Director at Fulcrum
Technologies, the leader in enterprise asset management solutions.
"However, we are targeting AWS as a production platform. With Skytap
on AWS we are able to develop and test our software rapidly on the
same platform we will run in production. This allows us to
dramatically improve the time needed to ship application releases,
ultimately reducing time to market for our clients and improving the
agility of our business."  
"With Skytap Cloud built on AWS, enterprise customers leverage
Skytap's ALM integrations to enable turnkey continuous integration on
AWS infrastructure," said Brian White, vice president of products at
Skytap. "Developers, testers and IT professionals now have the
features and services they need to build and deliver better software
faster within a closed-loop Skytap to AWS environment."  
Enterprises can sign up for a free beta trial of Skytap Cloud on AWS,
which provides full functionality and access to Skytap Cloud service
and AWS infrastructure. To sign up for the trial, visit
http://www.skytap.com/aws.  
The company will showcase Skytap Cloud at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas
on Nov. 12-15 in booth #820 on the exhibitor floor. Conference
attendees are also invited to "Beer and Banter with Skytap" at the
booth on Wed., Nov. 13, where they can enter to win Amazon gift cards
or a trip to Oktoberfest 2014 in Germany.  
About Skytap, Inc. 
 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. As a result Skytap customers release
better software faster. Skytap customers can run complex enterprise
applications unchanged in Skytap Cloud, collaborate securely with
global teams, and gain unparalleled business productivity.
Additionally, IT organizations can maintain full visibility and
control over cloud projects, align capacity with demand, and reduce
costs. Enterprises can securely connect Skytap Cloud to their
on-premise data centers and create hybrid clouds. Skytap is ideal for
development and testing workloads. To try Skytap Cloud and learn
more, visit www.skytap.com. 
Contact:
Lindsey Bradshaw
Barokas PR
skytap@barokas.com
206-264-8220