5 Approaches for Public Cloud Self-Service Enablement and Governance

Published: 25 June 2018 ID: G00342647


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Organizations adopting public cloud IaaS and PaaS struggle with enabling the degree of self-service that their users demand while achieving governance. This document illustrates five approaches that technical professionals can adopt to enable self-service and govern cloud adoption.

Table of Contents

  • Comparison
  • Analysis
    • Approach 1: Provisioning Individual Resources
    • Approach 2: Provisioning Preapproved Templates
    • Approach 3: Provisioning User-Supplied Templates
    • Approach 4: Cloud Provider Access With Guardrails
    • Approach 5: DevOps Enablement With Guardrails
  • Guidance
    • Build a Federated Identity Architecture
    • Adopt a Customizable Service Management Platform
    • Combine Multiple Self-Service Enablement Approaches
    • Manage Provisioning With Cloud Providers' Tooling
    • Prioritize Innovation Over Standardization
    • Adopt Policy-Based Management
    • Drive End-User Accountability
    • Adopt Multiple Formats for Provisioning Templates
  • The Details
    • AWS API and Policy Configuration References
    • Microsoft Azure API and Policy Configuration References
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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