"When we talk about speed in software delivery, we don't mention "wait states" enough. We speak about the amount of time it takes to move through a process, not the time you sit waiting for the process to begin." - this is true and I truly agree with this statement with no doubts. "the cloud machine was cheaper in the long run..." of course and that's why the enterprises are using cloud computing to streamline their process in order to make it more efficient. This is really great post and very informative. Thank you so much. Cheers!