Chapter 13. Providing the Right Cloud User Experience

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to understand the following:

• The basic challenges, requirements, and building blocks for the cloud user interface

• How to provide user self-care

• Best practices around integration with other systems

• Providing an open API

This chapter provides a detailed overview of how Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capacity can be measured and managed.

The Cloud User Interface

One of the differentiators of a cloud service, as opposed to a traditional hosted or IT service, is the self-service characteristic. Cloud consumers are provided with an interface that allows them to design, approve, use, and monitor their cloud services. One thing to bear in ...

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