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Skytap Dev and Test on Amazon Web Services


Skytap has announced its SaaS-based dev/test environments built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Development and test teams can use Skytap to build and test software in environments that mirror their AWS production environments. With this release, Skytap now supports native AWS and VMware workloads.

Skytap on AWS provides users with an interface allowing them to spin up environments that look and feel like AWS production environments. The offering also gives users 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.

"In most organizations today, testing teams must wait for access to IT resources. To overcome inefficiencies in the software development lifecycle, enterprises are adopting new technologies that provide production grade environments when they need them and for as long as they need them. Through this approach, development and test teams can address many of the quality issues that plague today's application development lifecycle," sais Theresa Lanowitz, founder of analyst house Voke.

The firm's own product VP Brian White says that users in the beta program saw the "clear advantages" of 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," he said.


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