Published: 06 September 2011
Analyst(s): Alessandro Perilli
A fundamental requirement of internal clouds is the provision of on-demand self-service. Provisioning portals and IT service catalogs help reduce operating expense, thus providing benefits for both IT and organization users. IT can reduce architecture approval cycles and provisioning time, while users benefit from increased productivity and easier access to IT services. However, in a market with many immature products, IT must decide whether to buy a commercial solution or build a homegrown self-service platform. In this assessment, Research Director Alessandro Perilli reviews alternatives and provides guidance on how to engineer the internal cloud provisioning stack.
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