Up to now most of the focus of this book has been from the perspective of the provider whose role is building infrastructure and services. In a private cloud, the role of provider is typically filled by the corporate IT department or a shared service team. This chapter will focus on common ways consumers will use the capacity provided to build, customize, and deploy vApps. We will use the example of a typical finance department and how its administrators deploy applications as vApps in a number of different use cases.
A key concept to understand is that from this point on the consumer can operate independently of the provider. They have access to configure and manage everything they create and can consume as many ...