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Welcome to the Self-Service Track of the Building Clouds Blog. This is a new track that we’ll use to cover the different facets of Self-Service.
When people think about Self-Service, they often think about a web portal where users log on and access their delegated resources or environments. That is one of the most common use cases in IT today, especially when you are trying to achieve “IT as a Service” (which could be Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud in the area of Infrastructure as a Service or Platform as a Service). Microsoft has a strong offering out of the box in that area, and you can bet some of our posts will showcase how the Windows Server/System Center stack can be deployed and used to deliver these scenarios, today and with the R2 wave!
Also, whether you are en Enterprise or a Service Provider (or a mix of both!), choosing a Self-Service approach that works for your organization might sometimes depend on multiple factors:
There is no right or wrong answers here…There are just requirements to take into account, to map to some use cases and technologies, and possibly to some best practices… We’ll also cover these in upcoming posts, explaining the potential different Self-Service options, and how you could link them to the underlying automation and infrastructure.
We are looking forward to blogging here…stay tuned for new content!
The Building Clouds team
Looking forward to seeing more about this topic. Thanks!