Cloud computing is the latest technology around that has helped companies gain competitive edge over competitors. Every company has its own unique cloud computing strategy. Deploying a cloud computing strategy for improving upon business processes is known as cloud provisioning. Typically, when you provision a cloud, you decide which of the services and applications will remain within the public cloud and which would remain behind the firewall or on the private cloud.
The process of cloud provisioning also entails development of processes for interfacing with cloud applications as well as services, auditing and monitoring all those who utilizes or accesses the resources. The commonest example of provisioning is when a company seeks to change either some or all of its present application to the cloud and does not need to re-engineer or re-architect the range of applications.
Well, provisioning is important because it allows incremental benefits from the cloud hosting environment. This also means that tons of services which are cloud based and have established their individual identities will be required to be managed or provisioned. Provisioning can be done beforehand without the end user knowing about it or it can also be done when the user accesses the application for the very first time.