Strategic Partnership Enables Customers to Optimize their Dev/Test IT Investments to Deliver Better Software Faster

SEATTLE, WA – September 4, 2014 – Skytap, the leading provider of on-demand Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS), today announced its partnership with Sky I.T. Group, a leading technology solution provider that helps businesses maximize their IT investments. Through the Skytap TapIn Partner Program, Sky I.T. Group customers will gain access to Skytap’s cloud-based software development and test environments designed to help enterprises build, test, and release better software in less time.

To gain the competitive foothold crucial in today’s market, enterprises strive to continuously deliver quality customer-facing applications faster. Skytap offers enterprises a distinct advantage through on-demand environments that contain everything they need to accelerate their software lifecycle. This automation allows development and quality management teams to instantly eliminate inefficiencies and overcome internal IT infrastructure challenges without the unnecessary project delays and costs indicative of manual configuration. The boost Skytap awards enterprises in time to market presents a growing overall market opportunity for Skytap and Sky I.T. Group.

“The Skytap TapIn Partner Program rewards and supports partners across the marketing, sales, services and support lifecycle so that they can deeply invest in delivering innovative cloud services,” said Wayne Monk, vice president of business development and alliances of Skytap. “Combining Sky I.T. Group’s vast expertise, experience and best practices in building solutions to ensure successful testing, product development and deployment with Skytap’s on-demand testing environments will give customers a powerful competitive advantage in the race to produce better software faster.”

“Partnering with Skytap allows us the opportunity to help our customers accelerate their application lifecycle, by moving their development and test application environments into a fully-featured, on-demand cloud service,” said Jay Hakami, President and CEO of Sky I.T. Group. “The Skytap partnership fits very well into our overall strategic vision and is an ideal compliment to our solutions within our HP Software and Retail Intelligence businesses.”

About Sky I.T. Group

Sky I.T. Group is a single source IT Solution provider that focuses on its customers' bottom line business results by driving technology optimization. We are dedicated to assisting customers in every aspect of aligning IT with the business and offer top of the line solutions and services to our customers. Our expertise, experience and best practices methodology ensures that our customers realize the maximum return on their IT investments and have made us an IT solutions industry leader.

About Skytap, Inc.

Skytap provides cloud-based software development and test environments for enterprises to deliver better software, faster. Today’s enterprise is challenged to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications, while overcoming increasing change and complexity in their IT infrastructures. Our customers use Skytap to manage, import, deploy and decommission on-demand environments that contain everything needed to accelerate the software lifecycle, without unnecessary costs and project delays due to manual configuration and dependencies. Enterprise IT organizations maintain full visibility and cost control, while allowing dev and test teams to self-provision labs and share complex environments with ease for a lasting boost in agility. To try Skytap Cloud and learn more, visit



Melissa Boggs 
Barokas PR for Skytap