Skytap are launching a new "Groups" feature today that will enable companies to transfer their own organizational structures to the Skytap cloud platform. With this new capability, administrators can create multiple user-groups and assign role-based permissions so those on virtual machines match the roles on internal systems.One of the most commonly cited obstacles to cloud adoption in the enterprise is a concern about security and about a lack of granular controls. To address this, self-service cloud automation service
With today's release, Skytap has also enhanced some of its user-based permissions to give more granulate access limits and functionality to users based on their roles and projects.
For example, an organization can create multiple groups of users to support a project for a new application launch. Groups of developers and testers can each have their own cloud environment and execute their roles there as needed. Using Skytap, each group can be invited to a project where their access and capabilities can be managed at the project-level.
Skytap's virtualization tools help developers and businesses develop, test, migrate, evaluate, demo, and train on new and existing applications. Skytap's management tools, along with the library of application services, allow users to build, test, and manage their virtual data center.
Skytap was founded in 2006 as a virtual lab, but its offerings have grown. The addition of the group feature today "represents another milestone in our quest to make Skytap the most configurable virtual data center solution available," says Brad Schick, Skytap's VP of Engineering.