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TechValidate Research on Skytap

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913 Customers Surveyed

6,524 Data Points Collected

179 Published TechFacts

41 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Skytap Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses Skytap:

We use Skytap as a development and testing platform.

Skytap Cloud Customer Statistic

44% of customers are using Skytap Cloud to support LOB applications.

44%

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%

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.

What types of applications are you running in Skytap?

Software development/delivery suites
78%
Software training or demonstration labs
39%
Business platform applications (Oracle, SAP, IBM, CA)
25%
E-commerce
12%

Case Study: FTI Consulting

Introduction

This case study of FTI Consulting, Inc. is based on a February 2016 survey of Skytap customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Skytap has greatly improved our processes as we are able to turn key environments for development, troubleshooting, QA validation, and POCs.”

Challenges

  • Top initiatives that drove the adoption of dev / test labs:
    • Cloud Strategy
    • Agile Development
    • DevOps
    • Continuous Integration
    • Dev/Test Efficiency  
  • Overcame the following challenges with the adoption of Skytap:
    • Overcame cloud security concerns
    • Overcame technology integration concerns
  • Evaluated the following vendors prior to selecting Skytap:
    • AWS
    • Azure
    • VMware

Use Case

  • The following accelerated the adoption of Skytap in the organization:
    • Skytap help and documentation site
    • Internal cross-functional collaboration
    • Internal software training
  • Types of applications running in Skytap:
    • Business platform applications (Oracle, SAP, IBM, CA)
    • Software development / delivery suites
    • Software training or demonstration labs
  • Integrates the following tools with Skytap to modernize the software delivery process:
    • Iaas/Cloud (AWS, IBM Softlayer, Microsoft Azure, VMWare)
    • Lifecycle Virtualization (service virtualization, data virtualization)

Results

  • Selected Skytap over alternative solutions for the following reasons:
    • Advanced networking capabilities
    • Rapid cloning of complete environments
    • Ability to innovate atop traditional applications
    • Ease of adoption
  • Skytap streamlined the software delivery process in the following ways:
    • Reducing contention over environments
    • Reducing wait time for provisioning
    • Controlling infrastructure cost and VM sprawl
    • Decreasing employee overtime and firefights due to software failures
  • Top benefits the organization realized with Skytap:
    • Team efficiency
    • Team productivity
    • Application modernization
    • On-demand production-like environments


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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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