Bangalore, INDIA - April 21, 2009
Partnership to provide customers the dual advantage of specialized testing services and access to the cloud-based virtual lab
MindTree Limited, a global IT Solutions Company, announced today that it has entered into a global strategic alliance with Skytap Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based virtual lab solutions. The partnership enables MindTree's customers to scale test labs on-demand through Skytap's Virtual Lab solution, resulting in reduced IT costs, accelerated lab provisioning, and effective collaboration among global teams.
"This partnership brings together the best of testing and virtual lab solutions to provide cost-effective, on-demand testing services to our customers," said MindTree Co-head - Independent Testing Subodh Parulekar. "Through access to Skytap's Virtual Lab solution we lead the industry in providing value-added services that make customers' application more scalable and reliable, while reducing the total cost of ownership for IT lab environments."
Skytap provides testing teams with a complete virtual lab solution over the Web. Enterprises can take immediate advantage of Virtual Lab by utilizing Skytap's library of pre-built virtual machine, OS, and application images, or uploading existing virtual machines, builds, test scripts and ISOs into the Skytap environment. Enterprises can scale lab resources up and down as needed from Skytap's pool of virtualized infrastructure. Lab operations can be tightly controlled through a full-featured virtual lab management application. As a result, Skytap Virtual Lab provides enterprises with faster lab deployment, additional time for planning and execution, and improved collaboration across globally distributed teams.
"The partnership between Skytap and MindTree provides customers with a significant competitive advantage by enabling them to quickly scale lab infrastructure to meet tight testing and development deadlines," said Skytap Chief Product and Marketing Officer Steve Brodie. "Companies using Virtual Lab solutions across a wide range of testing scenarios have improved control and flexibility, achieved significant gains in productivity and dramatically reduced costs."
MindTree's Independent Testing business unit has about 2000 members and offers complete breadth and depth of software testing services to customers in the Enterprise IT and Product Engineering segments. The key value propositions of the business are the industry domain knowledge, usage of frameworks, predictability of testing, and dedicated career paths for the testers. The offerings include end-to-end testing services like setting up a Test COE, functional testing and specialized testing such as Test automation, Performance engineering and Security Testing.
Skytap is the leading provider of cloud-based virtual labs that deliver 100 percent self-service provisioning of complex IT environments. Skytap is based on industry standard virtualization platforms and supports open migration to and from the cloud with no application or architectural changes. Skytap's service significantly reduces lab IT costs with an on-demand, pay-as-you-go model, and fosters team collaboration through shared, cloud-based access to virtual machines. For more information about Skytap, please visit www.skytap.com.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.
MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions Company specializing in IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Independent Testing and Knowledge Services. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.
MindTree was named among the Top 30 offshore service providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and Fortune Magazine. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.