Skytap Appoints David Frost As Vice President Of Professional Services And DevOps Consulting Practice
SEATTLE, March 3, 2015 — Skytap Inc., the leading provider of on-demand Environments as a Service (EaaS), today appointed David Frost as vice president of professional services. David joins Skytap from Deloitte Consulting where he served as Managing Director leading SAP, Cloud, and Advanced Technology Services. At Skytap, David will head the company’s professional services organization, and spearhead a new consulting practice that will guide IT organizations through the adoption of DevOps best practices. David’s appointment comes on the heels of Skytap’s recent $35 million Series D funding announcement, and record growth in 2014.
A number of challenges face IT organizations when it comes to DevOps such as cultural resistance to change, lack of executive understanding and support, and acquiring the right skills and tool sets. Based on Skytap’s expertise in these areas, the company will work with customers to recommend improved processes, define best practice architectures and implement a roadmap for the progressive adoption of DevOps.
“Today’s enterprises are eager to adopt cloud and DevOps, however these are not easy undertakings due to the numerous organizational, cultural, and process challenges that must be addressed,” said David Frost, vice president of professional services for Skytap. “Our DevOps Consulting Practice and professional services offerings will allow us to be at the heart of this transformation and empower customers as they begin the DevOps journey.”
David is an experienced executive with strong professional services leadership skills, technology, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation background. He has built and transformed several consulting and professional services practices with hands on leadership for both traditional technologies such as SAP, ERP, and CRM – and the new disruptive capabilities of cloud computing- SaaS, digital, mobility and analytics.
“David brings deep experience in helping enterprises accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies and processes across their IT organizations,” said Thor Culverhouse, CEO of Skytap. “With David at the helm of our professional services organization, we can help customers more fully realize their vision for DevOps and how our offering can support a transformation across their environments.”
To learn more about joining Skytap, please visit the career page at http://www.skytap.com/company/careers.
About Skytap, Inc.
Skytap provides Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) to transform the software development lifecycle and help customers deliver better software, faster. Today’s enterprise is challenged to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications, while overcoming increasing change and complexity in IT infrastructures. Our customers use Skytap to manage, share, deploy and decommission on-demand environments that contain everything needed to collaborate at each phase of the SDLC, 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 to agile DevOps initiatives. To try Skytap and learn more, visit www.skytap.com.