GOAL or METRIC: Less than one hour

RATIONALE: Workload deployment speeds of less than one hour are needed, otherwise IT end users will be tempted to procure their own resources using cloud-based providers.  This is only possible by having an infrastructure that is highly automated, and makes use of self-service deployment tools.   This kind of delivery and responsiveness is essential for IT to deliver " Speed of Business"  impact.



SOURCE:  IDC: Improving Datacenter Operational Efficiency Using Self-Service Provisioning and Advanced Performance Analytics December 2010