We recently wrote an article on the 5 best practices for enhancing IT development with virtual lab automation. The article talks about the challenges faced by IT labs in the enterprise today – and the best practices using virtual lab automation that can address these challenges.
In speaking with many customers we consistently found that labs in an enterprise are often subject to unrealistic pressures and demands – they need to support multiple internal groups that use the lab for testing, stay in tune with the latest hardware and software technology relevant to the business, carry out technology evaluations, be savvy on commercial terms & pricing and so on – its often a wonder how they manage to keep their head above water. We believe that virtualization will dramatically help lab managers. And products like VMLogix LabManager will ensure that the labs are managed and used efficiently. One of the goals is to free up bandwidth for lab managers allowing them to focus more time on strategic IT and other non-mundane activities of the lab.