If you only have a handful of employees or a single appliction a provisioning portal wont be that important to you. If you have a complex infrastructure, many employees and a constantly evolving or changing technical environment a provisioning portal is perhaps one of the most important features of the cloud.
A provisioning portal is an online tool used by hosting providers to allow their clients access to manage their services. Commonly, provisioning portals or control panels give clients the ability to self-manage user accounts. applications. security settings, etc. Using a provisioning portal to not only administer users but also to support remote help desk and billing requirements is essential. The portal enables Credit Unions, companies and users to quickly scale up and scale down their cloud resources and deliver significant soft cost savings by much more efficient administration.