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A Practitioner's Guide to Enterprise Application Modernization
A Practitioner’s Guide to Enterprise Application Modernization

This paper is written for technical practitioners tasked with successfully executing an enterprise application modernization strategy.

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The Enterprise Guide to Application Modernization
The Enterprise Guide to Application Modernization for IT and Development Leaders

This paper is written for the leaders tasked with bridging the gap. Learn a proven strategy for application modernization and real-world examples from enterprises that have already succeeded.

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Skytap Cloud for AIX
Skytap Cloud for AIX

This document gives an overview of how IT organizations can rehost AIX applications in the cloud, then accelerate the rate at which these applications are delivered with Skytap Cloud.

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Skytap Cloud Dedicated Regions
Skytap Cloud Dedicated Regions

This document details the technical architecture of Skytap Cloud dedicated regions and an overview of how they work in Skytap Cloud.

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Skytap Cloud Dedicated Hosts
Skytap Cloud Dedicated Hosts

This document provides a technical overview of how dedicated hosts work in Skytap Cloud and how compliance can be achieved.

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Licensing Oracle for AIX in the Skytap Cloud
Licensing Oracle for AIX in the Skytap Cloud

This paper provides an overview of licensing Oracle programs for AIX on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the Skytap Cloud. There is much confusion about Oracle licensing, especially in virtualized or Cloud environments.

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Accelerating Cloud Innovation with Hybrid Applications
Accelerating Cloud Innovation with Hybrid Applications featuring Gartner Research

A guide to modernizing traditional applications in the cloud featuring Gartner Research.

Read this unique collection of best practices and actionable insight to:

• Understand the primary routes for migrating enterprise applications to the cloud
• Evolve your most important applications with new cloud services to create hybrid applications that maximize existing investment and are best-suited for ongoing modernization

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IDC Skytap Expert ROI Spotlight
Global Media and Entertainment Company Uses IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions to Deliver More Cost-Effective, Functional, and Timely Application Releases

Read this IDC “Expert ROI” Spotlight study to learn how a leading media company used Skytap Cloud to achieve a projected 793% ROI over three years and reduced time spent on regression testing by 90 percent.

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Managing Modern VILT Lab Environments with Skytap Classrooms
Managing Modern VILT Lab Environments with Skytap Classrooms

This paper outlines how Skytap Classrooms can help streamline the process of creating and managing cloud-based Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT) labs.

In this paper, you’ll learn:

• How using the right technology can minimize technology-related disruptions and improve overall training success
• Things you can do to deliver effective training that serves both organizational goals as well as student learning objectives
• What to look for when choosing a technology vendor

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Skytap Cloud Classrooms Data Sheet
Skytap Cloud Classrooms

This data sheet outlines the key capabilities Skytap Classrooms offers to help deliver efficient and effective technical training.

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Preventing Cloud Sprawl Using Transparency and Control

Public cloud adoption is in hypergrowth mode and, like any major technological transformation, the massive shift to a new model introduces challenges while delivering previously unachievable benefits.

In this paper, you’ll learn:

• Why it is so important for enterprises to ensure transparency and control of their cloud usage
• The challenges often faced by enterprises
• How to overcome and prevent cloud sprawl

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Bimodal IT is Not an Excuse for Inaction

Bimodal has become the de facto way to talk about everything from IT organizational structure and process to the evolving
software landscape.

In this paper, you’ll learn:

• The role bimodal IT plays when setting enterprise strategy and execution
• The dangers of misusing bimodal IT
• Tips on how to successfully compete in the increasingly cloud-centric IT world

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AIX Cloud Migration Guide

Now there’s a path to the cloud for your traditional AIX applications. Skytap Cloud is the only public cloud that offers support for AIX workloads alongside applications running on x86 architectures.

In this paper, you’ll learn:

• How to identify cloud requirements for your AIX apps
• Considerations and best practices for migrating your AIX workloads to Skytap Cloud
• How to apply agile development processes to AIX apps once they’re in the cloud

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Managing Traditional Enterprise Applications within a Multi-Cloud Strategy

Traditional applications have different needs and requirements than cloud-native applications and require a different approach. A one-size-fits-all or single cloud will not work for both application types. Instead, a multi-cloud strategy is necessary.

In this paper, you’ll learn:

• The cloud requirements for new and traditional application types
• Why a multi-cloud strategy is necessary for enterprises
• The specific considerations associated with modernizing traditional applications

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Licensing Oracle in the Skytap Cloud
Licensing Oracle in the Skytap Cloud

This paper provides an overview of licensing Oracle programs on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the Skytap Cloud. There is much confusion about Oracle licensing, especially in virtualized or Cloud environments.

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eBook: DevOps: Lessons Learned Over Decades of Practice

Skytap’s own DevOps story revolves around our people and the experiences and stories they’ve collected during their collective decades of experience in software delivery.

In this eBook, we’ve included stories from both the development and operations points of view, covering key issues that include:

  • DevOps prerequisites and outcomes
  • How to avoid common DevOps pitfalls
  • Continuous testing, deployment, and delivery
  • Eliminating bottlenecks and constraints
  • Areas for increased workflow efficiency
  • Getting executive buy-in

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Defining and Administering Modern Blended Learning

This paper examines the most common forms of technical training delivery used today and offers recommendations on leveraging cloud-based, hands-on labs as part of a larger blended learning solution.

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Continuous Delivery of Fully Functional Environments: How Skytap Uses Skytap to Achieve DevOps

This white paper looks at the continuous delivery workflow that Skytap uses to produce entire environments that resemble the production platform and how this workflow has improved Skytap’s release velocity and reliability. It takes a deeper dive into how CI and CD are implemented with Skytap.

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Enhance the Software Product Lifecycle with Skytap

This white paper presents a solution overview of Skytap and discusses how Skytap addresses the unique requirements of each product delivery team throughout the product lifecycle.

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Exclusive from Forrester: Your Three-Step Guide to Planning Cloud Migration

Cloud migration has exploded in popularity since General Electric’s (GE’s) flashy keynote at Amazon Web Service’s (AWS’s) re:Invent in September 2015. GE claims to be migrating all workloads not containing secret information. Enterprises are revisiting public cloud and exploring whether existing or systems-of-record applications have a place in that world. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals on this path should avoid a one-size-fits-all approach to outsourcing and migration plans, opting instead for an app-by-app assessment.

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