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Self-Provisioning (Erl, Naserpour)

How can cloud consumers be empowered to have IT resources provisioned on-demand?

Self-Provisioning

Problem

Manual or semi-automated IT resource provisioning processes required by cloud providers can be time-consuming and inefficient and can impose unnecessary delays and effort upon cloud consumers.

Solution

A self-service portal is established with the ability to interface with back-end systems required for the automated provisioning of IT resources.

Application

In addition to offering front-end controls for cloud consumers to choose IT resources for automated provisioning, the self-service portal is also equipped with the ability to receive a feed of current IT resources that are available for provisioning.
Self-Provisioning: A simple cloud architecture in which both the self-service portal and usage and administration portal play roles in relation to how cloud services are provisioned online.

A simple cloud architecture in which both the self-service portal and usage and administration portal play roles in relation to how cloud services are provisioned online.

Self-Provisioning: Common steps required to navigate the permission approval process of a self-service portal (Part I).

Common steps required to navigate the permission approval process of a self-service portal (Part I).

Self-Provisioning: Common steps required to navigate the permission approval process of a self-service portal (Part II).

Common steps required to navigate the permission approval process of a self-service portal (Part II).

NIST Reference Architecture Mapping

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

Self-Provisioning: NIST Reference Architecture Mapping
Self-Provisioning: NIST Reference Architecture Mapping