Users can also be restricted to the actions they can take with the cloud service. Consumers of your cloud service should be allowed only limited access, to start and stop their VMs and deploy software. Different administrative roles can be defined. Access controls like these mean IT can delegate cloud management to distributed staff and offload workflows.
Mike Fratto is a principal analyst at Current Analysis, covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Prior to that, Mike was with UBM Tech for 15 years, and served as editor of Network Computing. He was also lead analyst for InformationWeek Analytics ... View Full Bio