Whether you're booking a flight to New York or reserving a suite of VMs for a test run, the underlying principles and pitfalls of self-service are the same. Consider this: The airline industry has almost entirely transitioned their booking processes to online, automated services in an effort to drive down cost, increase efficiency, and provide a better customer experience… exactly what IT is trying to do right now with the transition to self-service resource delivery and cloud computing.
It’s easy to see the parallels…
In this 10-15 minute expert podcast, Surgient Vice President Brian Wilson will discuss how we can learn from the airlines’ transition to self-service and what we can apply directly to the delivery of IT infrastructure in the modern data center. Attendees will learn about:
- The four key flavors of self-service, and why some are better than others for the data center.
- Why the airlines have been successful with their transition to self-service.
- Managing capacity and user reservations in a true self-service data center.
- Key transferable best practices for self-service that can be applied in the data center today.