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TechValidate Research on Skytap

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892 Customers Surveyed

6,390 Data Points Collected

176 Published TechFacts

38 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Skytap Customer Satisfaction Rating

In my company, we encourage people to take advantage of the services that Skytap provides for hands-on training on different tools that might otherwise be more difficult.

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%

Why did you select Skytap over the alternative solutions?

Ease of adoption
56%
Rapid cloning of complete environments
52%
Ability to innovate atop traditional applications
23%

Skytap Case Study

Sonian

Introduction

This case study of Sonian is based on an August 2016 survey of Skytap customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use Skytap primarily as a test lab for complete environments and tooling, which includes numerous mail systems (Exchange, etc.) and Windows OS/browser configurations. Our developers use Macs and local Linux VMs, and it’s important that they have quick and easy access to Windows environments for testing. The Skytap user interface is extremely intuitive and the ability to provide developers with a public portal to access the environments makes it even easier to use. In addition, Skytap allows engineers who are not IT / system-administration savvy to make use of environments and make changes without needing IT support or knowledge.”

“We have the ability to pause environments in state and to not be charged when they are not in use (ease of turning out the lights).”

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
    • SoftLayer

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
    • Ease of adoption
  • Top benefits the organization realized with Skytap:
    • Software quality
    • Team efficiency
    • On-demand production environments

Skytap Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Skytap:

Our team uses Skytap to develop, test, and implement for our clients.

In a few sentences, please describe the unique capabilities that Skytap provides that you cannot do with any other cloud providers.

Skytap provides ease of use and speed, in which whole systems can be cloned and deployed. That is the key for our usage and great for backup and redeployment.

Skytap Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer software 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.

“We are a global company with offices on four continents. Using Skytap enables us to stay on the same page for development, QA, support, and sales, knowing that we are all using the same environment across the board, from development through production. Skytap is very easy to use for our entire team, regardless of experience level.”

Challenges

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

  • Evaluated the following vendors prior to implementing Skytap:
    • AWS
    • Private Cloud

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 reason:
    • Rapid cloning of complete environments
  • Top benefits the organization realized with Skytap:
    • Team efficiency
    • Team productivity
    • Global collaboration
  • Software velocity improved by more than 75% since implementing 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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