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Rapid Provisioning

Rapid Provisioning (Erl, Naserpour)

How can the provisioning of IT resources be automated and made available to cloud consumers on-demand?

Problem

When a cloud consumer chooses what IT resources it would like to lease, having the actual provisioning of these IT resources performed manually can require too much time and human interaction to be sufficiently effective and responsive.

Solution

A system can be established to execute and coordinate the automation of a range of provisioning tasks and processes.

Application

Complex auto-provisioning systems can be assembled, each generally comprised of a rapid provisioning engine and an automated provisioning program.
Rapid Provisioning: A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Rapid Provisioning pattern.

A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Rapid Provisioning pattern.

NIST Reference Architecture Mapping

This pattern relates to the highlighted parts of the NIST reference architecture, as follows:

Rapid Provisioning: NIST Reference Architecture Mapping
Rapid Provisioning: NIST Reference Architecture Mapping