All applications and the servers that they run on should be considered candidates for provisioning through a self-service model. Well-known applications categories, such as Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, as well as custom-designed applications often can be provisioned, managed and monitored more effectively when the self-service approach is applied. Other types of critical application implementations, such as
High Performance Computing (HPC)
or even Big Data applications, can benefit from the self-service model.