Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SkyTap – Consistent (Working!) Demo Environments…

I recently came across SkyTap, (www.SkyTap.com) an organization that provides cloud-based environments for development, testing, training – and yes, demos and POC’s.  I’ve had the chance to have a couple of conversations with the folks at SkyTap and to see a demo of the environment in action – it looks like an excellent solution to many of the demo environment challenges that we face.  

Very simply, it provides a consistent, stable copy of your demo environment (some might call it their “Gold” environment), accessible 24/7/365 from a web browser.  My understanding is that it is particularly useful for non-SaaS offerings (the more complex the environment, the more valuable it should be).   More information can be found here:  https://www.skytap.com/solutions/enterprise-sales-demos/

Any comments or experiences to share using SkyTap?  It seems like a really good thing!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

We use SkyTap at my current employer for our SE duties. It works well 99% of the time, the 1% the VMs seem to go off into the weeds, but reprovisioning is a snap, and takes about 4 minutes. We do have quota management issues, same as you would have with any distributed work force, but I would agree, it makes for a very simple and stable environment, and can be shared with customers easily.