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February 11, 2016 12:06 AM ET

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Company Overview of Skytap, Inc.

Company Overview

Skytap, Inc. provides Software-as-a-Service based development/test environments to enterprise and mid-market customers. The company’s product Skytap Cloud provides self-service access to production-like environments that enables development/test teams to test code more frequently. Its collaboration tools enable development teams to identify, share, and reproduce software defects. Skytap, Inc. was formerly known as illumita, Inc. and changed its name to Skytap, Inc. in April 2008. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Seattle, Washington with an additional office in London, United Kingdom.

719 2nd Avenue

Suite 300

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 2006



Key Executives for Skytap, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Business Development and Alliances
Age: 55
Vice President of Products
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Skytap, Inc. Key Developments

Skytap, Inc. Opens New London Office to Service the European Market; Announces New Appointments

Skytap, Inc. announced the opening of a new London office to service the European market, in response to growing enterprise adoption of DevOps tools in the region. To spearhead the expansion, Skytap has appointed former HP global sales executive, Chris Griggs as Vice President of EMEA, and former VMware architect, Rick Cronin as Technical Director. Skytap’s newest hires, Griggs and Cronin, were chosen to lead the company’s expansion efforts based on their deep history of successfully working in partnerships while at both HP and Stratavia. Most recently, Griggs served as director of global accounts for Hewlett-Packard (HP) where he launched the company’s DevOps initiatives. Cronin’s prior experience includes roles as a senior enterprise architect at VMware and HP’s DevOps Ambassador.

Skytap, Inc. Appoints David Frost as Vice President of Professional Services

Skytap Inc. appointed David Frost as vice president of professional services. David joins Skytap from Deloitte Consulting where he served as Managing Director leading SAP, Cloud, and Advanced Technology Services. At Skytap, David will head the company's professional services organization, and spearhead a new consulting practice that will guide IT organizations through the adoption of DevOps best practices.

Skytap Introduces Skytap Running on SoftLayer Infrastructure

Skytap, Inc. introduced Skytap running on SoftLayer infrastructure. This new offering enables enterprises to rapidly deploy software development and test environments that seamlessly migrate entire complex environments between Skytap and IBM cloud centers globally. Skytap's EaaS environment allows customers to rapidly develop and test in the cloud, even their most complex applications, in a fraction of the time required with traditional methods. Built on the SoftLayer infrastructure, customers can use Skytap to drive a fully integrated software development experience and speed collaboration among globally dispersed teams in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. With this release, Skytap also extends its footprint into EMEA through SoftLayer's cloud center in London. This expanded access decreases latency for European customers and makes local European teams more efficient by providing nearby cloud computing resources.

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