are tasked to provide and manage the infrastructure needed to host a number of projects, which may generate income and business
value for hosting their workloads. You are managing a small data centre and have access to a limited team of people. The end
goal is to be the team that delivers the most business value.
With the workforce at your disposal, you decide which projects to deploy and host. You must constantly
strive to reduce the operating cost per unit of workload through careful management of the hardware, available resources and
workload placement. You also have the option od deploying to the public cloud.
All teams start with a basic workforce but can increase their team by transferring
people from other activities. This impacts your ability in these other activities but extends your scope for hosting projects.
Your team can also develop its capabilities
through technology, automation and training to help make your chosen strategy more effective.
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.