With increasing demands being made on enterprise IT departments to keep up with the accelerating pace of business, infrastructure has to enable more dynamic, eficient application and IT service delivery. Unfortunately, more ofen than not, IT provisioning can be a bottleneck. Traditional means are ofen ineficient. When developers plan their projects and estimate the server, networking, and storage resources they need, they ofen overestimate and pad their requests to ensure what actually gets provisioned is adequate. The formal request comes via an IT ticket, and then the waiting begins. Days, possibly weeks go by before they get the resources they need, and all the while they’re unable to iterate on and evolve core business oferings.