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Skytap

Skytap is a software company that makes applications for cloud automation and virtual machine (VM) management, development and testing. As an Amazon partner, Skytap offers pre-configured AWS (Amazon Web Services) testing environments.

Skytap provides companies with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based environments for developing and testing complex programs. These virtual environments eliminate inefficiencies that might slow in-house testing, such as an inadequate number of testing environments and the time spent reproducing software errors logged by quality assurance (QA).

Skytap was formerly known as Illumita but changed its name to Skytap with its first product release, Skytap Virtual Lab, now called Skytap Cloud. Skytap Cloud is managed through a browser interface and includes a library of pre-configured virtual machines.

Skytap was founded by founded by Brian Bershad, Hank Levy, Steve Gribble and David Richardson.

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This was last updated in April 2014

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