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WTIA Cloud Computing Series - Part IV: Skytap Case Study. Presented by: Ian Knox, Director of Product Management, Skytap

WTIA Cloud Computing Series - Part IV: Skytap Case Study. Presented by: Ian Knox, Director of Product Management, Skytap

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WTIA Cloud Computing Series - Part IV: Skytap Case Study. Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Microsoft WITA Event April 2009 Ian Knox Sr. Director of Product Management Skytap, Inc. Skytap Inc
  • 2. Skytap Company Overview • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington Background: • Founded October, 2006; venture-backed by Madrona Ventures / Ignition Cloud-based virtual lab platform: Vision & Value • 100% self service, on-demand virtual IT environments Proposition: • Applications & VM unchanged A li ti VMs h d • SaaS virtual lab management for team collaboration • 50-75%+ TCO savings 3 Solutions: • Software testing: QA test lab/ IT ops prototyping Solutions: • Sales Demo/POC • Virtual Learning and Training Select Partners: I 2
  • 3. Skytap Momentum Apr 2008 • Skytap emerged from stealth mode Sep 2008 • Skytap d l k delivered an API and VPN capability to enable 'hybrid'  d d bl bl 'h b d' cloud computing.  • Skytap launched an ISV Alliance program. • Skytap announced a worldwide resell agreement with SAVVIS.  Oct 2008 • Skytap announced integration to Visual Studio at PDC. Nov 2008 • Skytap surpassed the 50 customer mark Jan 2009 Jan 2009 • Skytap named a top 10 start up to watch by Network World; named a top 10 start up to watch by Network World;  2008 Product of the Year by Tech Target Mar 2009 • Gartner named Skytap a ‘Cool Vendor 2009’ • Skytap named a InformationWeek Startup 50 named a InformationWeek Startup 50 I 3
  • 4. Why Move My App to the Cloud? Challenge: Challenge: • Variable utilization • D /t t bottlenecks Dev/test b ttl k • Unpredictable demand • Robust, scalable p platform Lower C t L Costs Time-to-Value Time to Value (Scalability) (On-Demand) I 4
  • 5. Top Uses for Public Clouds Source: 451 Group, The Sky’s the Limit, March 2009 I 5
  • 6. Skytap Virtual Lab: How It Works Virtual Lab ua ab Management Kate Application (Developer) A B Matt C C(1) C(2) (Customer) Configuration Library Arlene Virtual Infrastructure (Tester) I 6
  • 7. DEMO
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  • 15. www.skytap.com ( ) 1-(888)-SKY-TAP8 614 1st Ave Suite 200 . Seattle . WA . 98104
  • 16. www.skytap.com ( ) 1-(888)-SKY-TAP8 614 1st Ave Suite 200 . Seattle . WA . 98104
  • 17. Q&A Ian Knox iank@skytap.com y p
  • 18. www.skytap.com 1-(888)-SKY-TAP8 614 1st Ave Suite 200 . Seattle . WA . 98104