While we spend a lot of time developing GUI for our private cloud
features – like the self service portal, setup screens, etc, a large
percentage of our customers use these features via our APIs, both EMCLI
and REST based.
Q: So why would anyone not use the out of the box cloud (self service) portal and use the APIs instead?
A: Well, there are many reasons:
- You already have a custom cloud portal that you use to deploy
non-Oracle products and now you would like Oracle products to be part of
- You want cloud related actions to be part of a larger orchestration
flow. For example, prior to provisioning, you want to integrate an
approval workflow, and then post-provision update your asset management
system with the service details.
- You want to integrate the cloud actions with our IT service desk or ticketing systems
- Integrate actions like cloning of databases (Snap Clone), or
provisioning of middleware and applications with your continuous
integration or devops process.