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TechValidate Research on Skytap

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893 Customers Surveyed

6,399 Data Points Collected

179 Published TechFacts

41 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


What challenges did you overcome in the adoption of Skytap within your organization?

Internal process change
39%
Technology integration concerns
37%
Organizational blockers
35%
Previous investment in on-premises virtual labs
27%
Proving return-on-investment
22%
Securing budget
20%
Cloud security concerns
18%
Other
8%

Skytap Cloud Customer Research

What tools and technologies do you CURRENTLY integrate with your applications running in Skytap Cloud?

PaaS/Cloud (AWS, IBM Bluemix, Microsoft Azure, Cloud Foundry)
32%
Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, CoreOS)
19%
Cloud Services for IoT
18%
CI/CD tools (Jenkins, UrbanCode, RTC, CA Release Automation)
14%
Cloud Services for Mobile Apps
13%
Infrastructure as code (Chef, Puppet, Terraform, Ansible)
11%
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
6%
Other
29%

Skytap Cloud Customer Statistic

33% of surveyed customers increased infrastructure utilization with Skytap Cloud.

33%

MGM Resorts International | Case Study

Introduction

This case study of MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL is based on a February 2016 survey of Skytap customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Thanks to Skytap’s speed and ease of use, our admins can now provision dev/test environments in only one day—it used to take us six months. This was a major process improvement for our team.”

Challenges

  • Top initiatives that drove the adoption of dev/test labs:
    • Cloud Strategy
    • DevOps
    • IT Management and Control
    • Dev/Test Efficiency  
    • Software Quality
  • Overcame the following challenges with the adoption of Skytap:
    • Overcame organizational blockers
    • Made internal process changes
  • Evaluated the following vendors prior to selecting Skytap:
    • AWS
    • Azure
    • VMware

Use Case

  • The following accelerated the adoption of Skytap in the organization:
    • Skytap on-site consultants
    • Executive sponsorship and support
  • Types of applications running in Skytap:
    • E-commerce
    • Software development / delivery suites
  • Integrates the following tools with Skytap to modernize the software delivery process:
    • CI/CD tools (Jenkins, RTC, CA Release Automation, Microsoft TFS)

Results

  • Selected Skytap over alternative solutions for the following reasons:
    • No application re-writes
    • Rapid cloning of complete environments
    • Ease of adoption
  • Skytap streamlined the software delivery process in the following ways:
    • Reducing contention over environments
    • Reducing wait time for provisioning
  • Top benefits the organization realized with Skytap:
    • Higher software quality
    • Team efficiency
    • Team productivity

Skytap Case Study

Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise professional services company is based on an August 2016 survey of Skytap customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“It’s less of a question of comparing what can and can’t be done, but more of how easy it is to do. The Skytap interface simplifies tasks that would take longer in AWS or Azure. As a result, it is easier for power-users to work with and it requires less intervention by higher-level technical resources.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Skytap:

  • Evaluated the following vendors prior to implementing Skytap:
    • AWS
    • Azure

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Skytap that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is currently using a multi-cloud strategy.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Skytap:

  • Selected Skytap over alternative solutions for the following reasons:
    • Advanced networking capabilities
    • Rapid cloning of complete environments
    • Tool agnostics
    • Ease of adoption
  • Top benefits the organization realized with Skytap:
    • Team efficiency
    • IT cost savings
    • On-demand production environments
  • Software velocity improved by 50% to 74% since implementing Skytap.

40% of surveyed organizations streamlined the software delivery process by controlling infrastructure cost and VM sprawl with Skytap.



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About Skytap

Skytap is a public cloud provider that extends enterprise Cloud and DevOps strategies to traditional on-premises applications. Skytap uniquely supports application modernization with production-ready development, software testing and training environments that work the same way as an on-premises data center.

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