The “DEPLOY!” game focuses on optimization
within a server-room and delivering learning in three ways;
providing a common set of terminology
providing a holistic view and, through this...
developing a holistic approach to cost optimization and life-cycling.
The game itself represents the new holistic
awareness from a capacity management perspective, delivered through the boards, cards and tiles. Each player chooses
how to best use the information to create success and is able to develop the skills and technologies at their disposal to
support their chosen strategy.
To provide the game-flow and variation needed to fully deliver on its target learning experience,
the reality of infrastructure management has been simplified and the holistic awareness has been limited to the IT service
and technical platform layers.
When looking at “DEPLOY!” in the context of
the capacity management domain, the game is focused on the compute resources needed to support the IT services and the components
needed to supply those resources. The game looks at optimization in terms of the distribution of workloads across the IT landscape,
the impact on running costs through license considerations and the life-cycling of the supporting infrastructure.
In the game, you use a series of actions to develop your server-room and personnel
so that you can deploy projects to build up funding and business value.