re: Put Your Test Lab In The Cloud
I recently attended a CIO conference and had many discussions on this topic.
For those hosting their own infrastructure, there are some big technology advantages still not available on the cloud.
An example is a company like Kubisys who can mimic production environments (sets of servers) in minutes and use them for test labs.
You can even create labs for each developer on the fly with all your prod data, the current application configuration, with no IT infrastructure knowledge in minutes.
The solutions now seem to be able only to deploy standalone machines with minimal OS configurations.