Companies are learning what it takes to move to the cloud by starting with development and test. Rather than migrating existing production applications to the cloud, they are taking a lower barrier to entry approach. Beginning with new development projects, enterprises are learning to use and manage cloud resources and at the same time address real business challenges. Every company - small or large - is pressed to get applications into the hands of users faster. Even companies that have not fully embraced agile development are compressing each stage in the release cycle. Yet, the process of accessing and configuring resources is not being accelerated at an equal pace and continues to take up valuable staff time.