Skytap introduces virtual private PaaS; new hybrid cloud capabilities for VMware environments

It has been a full day for Skytap, the provider of self-service cloud automation solutions.
Both will be presented officially at VMworld on August 27-29 in San Francisco.
Founded in 2006, started Skytap Cloud service in 2008, the solution connects to its customers’ datacenters and allows IT organization to build computing environments and to run enterprise applications maintaining control over cloud projects, aligning capacity with demand, and reducing costs.
The introducion of Skytap new hybrid cloud capabilities would provide automation and self-service features to simplify cloud computing technology and enterprises will be able to use Skytap Cloud as an extension of their VMware data center infrastructure.
The release offers new ESXi Multi-Machine Templates for ESX 4.1 and ESXi 5.0, and a virtual machine (VM) Import/Export REST-based API that automates the movement of existing VMs between on-premise infrastructure and Skytap Cloud. With this release, Skytap provides a simple and efficient way for enterprises to use a secure hybrid cloud environment as a complement to their use of on-premise VMware technology.
The Virtual Private Platform-as-a-Service Offering Featuring Cloud Foundry Integration will be a free template available in Skytap Cloud, this issue will permit IT administrators to have an on-demand access and immediately shareable for collaboration, it can include complex, multi-machine self-scaling environments and can be instantly saved as re-usable templates.
Brian White Vice President of Products and responsible for Skytap product strategy and product management affirms:
The ability to use VMware’s latest hardware and software products in the cloud is in high-demand across our more than 200 enterprise customers, this latest product release delivers on our mission to accelerate enterprise transformation to the cloud by providing an intuitive, fast, and secure hybrid cloud extension to their on-premise virtualized infrastructure.