The Business Requirements can vary from business to business so to get an idea of what a given business could require of a cloud service here is and example:
- Capacity to support 1000 virtual machines with a predefined workload.
- Must be secure for multi-tenancy to permit more then one organization to share compute resources.
- A self-service portal where Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can be consumed form at catalog of predefined applications (vAPPs).
- A chargeback mechanism that allows resources to be methodically allocated, their consumption metered, and the associated cost provided back to the appropriate consumer.