One of the essential characteristics of cloud computing is that it provides a self-service portal. A self-service portal enables persons without or with minor IT knowledge to deploy virtual machines and services running on it.
The on-premises self-service portal of Microsoft System Center is called App Controller. App Controller is a web-based tool that allows developers and non-IT staff to manage virtual machines on both private and public clouds.
App Controller is not a replacement for System Center Virtual Machine Manager or Azure Management Portal. It is limited to provisioning new virtual machines and the target audience is certainly not system administrators.
The target audience for App Controller ...