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Skytap Announces General Availability of Development and Test Environments on Amazon Web Services

New Solution Enables Customers to Build Better Software Faster

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service application development environments in the cloud, today announced the general availability of Skytap SaaS-based dev/test environments built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Development and test teams at any enterprise can now use Skytap to rapidly build and test software in environments that mirror their AWS production environments. With this release, Skytap now supports native AWS and VMware workloads, providing customers with the highest level of flexibility for accelerating cloud adoption within the enterprise.

Today's enterprises are adopting technologies that enable their development and testing teams to overcome inefficiencies in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). They are levering these technologies to rapidly identify defects, innovate faster, and reduce time to market. For example, enterprises providing their teams with on-demand access to dev/test and production-grade environments can eliminate the wait times for on-premise IT resources, accelerate the complete SDLC, and gain a competitive advantage in today's market.

Skytap on AWS provides users with an intuitive interface allowing them to spin up environments that look and feel like AWS production environments. The offering also gives customers access to many of the tools and resources they are already accustomed to using -- such as Jenkins, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and IBM Rational Team Concert.

"Before Skytap, we struggled with the ability to reserve and share a single resource across our development team, which had grown to fifty people," said Ryan Carey, Software Engineer at DataXu, a fast growing provider of programmatic marketing solutions. "Using Skytap, someone can now stand up their own complete stack of our system for dev and test."

"Skytap on AWS offers the ability to put our development and test environments in the same space as our production set with Amazon Web Services," said Paul Haury, IT Director at Fulcrum Technologies, the leader in enterprise asset management solutions. "Skytap's interface enables our team to spin up and tear down complex environments on-demand. We now have the confidence of knowing our development and test environments are at parity with our production deployment."

"Skytap on AWS gives development and test teams the features and services they need to build and deliver better software faster," said Brian White, vice president of products at Skytap. "Customers in our beta program saw the clear advantages of seamlessly integrating IT environments that support the complete application lifecycle -- from test to production. With the introduction of this offering, any company with applications bound for AWS can experience the same benefits and accelerate cloud adoption within their enterprise."

Enterprises can sign up for Skytap Cloud on AWS, which provides full functionality and access to Skytap Cloud services and AWS infrastructure at http://www.skytap.com/product/aws.

About Skytap, Inc.
Skytap is the leading provider of cloud-based dev/test environments to the enterprise. Skytap Cloud removes the inefficiencies and constraints that companies have within their software development lifecycle. As a result, Skytap customers release better software faster. Skytap customers can run complex enterprise applications unchanged in Skytap Cloud, collaborate securely with global teams, and gain unparalleled business productivity. Additionally, IT organizations can maintain full visibility and control over cloud projects, align capacity with demand, and reduce costs. To try Skytap Cloud and learn more, visit www.skytap.com.

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