As Q said in the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “All good things must come to an end” and after 6 previous blogs focusing on deciding between Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services, it is time to end.
As I explained, over the past 5 years, improvements were made to Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services. While Provisioning Services simplified deployment and maintenance, Machine Creation Services improved performance and delivery capabilities.
Five years ago, if someone had to decide between the two, most likely the answer would be Provisioning Services. But now in 2016, because of the overall improvements in both solutions, the decision will mostly focus on a few core concepts explained in the previous blogs:
- Point 1: Resource Delivery Options
- Point 2: Scalability
- Point 3: Storage Optimization
- Point 4: Deployment
- Point 5: On-going Maintenance
- Point 6: Architecture
Five years ago, I created a decision tree helping you select the most appropriate solution. Developing these previous six blogs helped me do the same thing based on the latest advancements.