Published: 02 June 2011
Analyst(s): Chris Wolf
Virtual lab automation is an essential step on the path toward internal cloud hardware infrastructure as a service (HIaaS) maturity. Organizations should avoid point-solutions unless a specific feature only found in a purpose-built virtual lab automation tool is required. Instead, organizations should deploy highly robust cloud infrastructure service automation solutions that expose lab automation as a feature. Doing so creates a starting point for growing automated service delivery on non-mission-critical workloads. This assessment defines product alternatives in the lab automation market and outlines evaluation criteria to help enterprises choose the best product for both short- and long-term needs.
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