Release: Skytap Hybrid Cloud Feb 2011 edition

Skytap has released an update to its Cloud Platform adding a feature called the Skytap Self-Service Hybrid Cloud.

With Self-Service Hybrid Cloud, which is a graphical user interface for setting up IPSec connections Skytap claims that it can lower the time to create a hybrid cloud to as little as ten minutes, where it would take two or three weeks before. This was mainly caused by requiring additional back-and-forth communication between the provider and the customer.

Other new features are:

  • Creation of VPN aware Skytap templates and snapshots
  • Ability to switch network connection dynamically without the need to stop machines