The pace of business is accelerating. IT teams are under pressure to do more with less, and do it more quickly (not to mention with fewer resources) than ever before. This has been the driving reason behind the rise of the cloud as enterprises adjust to this new paradigm. A recent Gartner poll taken at their IT Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Conference asked enterprise IT what the main driver for cloud adoption was, with 66 percent confirming that it’s speed and agility. That’s why we’re seeing the trend of corporate IT being pushed to become strategic partners in the business. Speed, in essence, is all about competitive advantage and the ability to innovate more quickly to increase market share.