What is Cloud Brokerage?
Cloud Brokerage, Cloud Broker or Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) is a role performed by an entity that provides intermediary services in the cloud business model. A CSB functions as a negotiator between cloud service providers [link to #2.10] and cloud service consumers. The task of cloud brokerage may include managing the use, integration and performance of cloud services.
According to Daryl Plummer, VP and Gartner Fellow, Forbes: “A cloud services brokerage is a third party company that adds value to cloud services on behalf of cloud service consumers.”
Points to Remember
- A Cloud Services Brokerage perform three key roles:
- Aggregation Brokerage
- Integration Brokerage
- Customisation Brokerage
- Cloud brokerage provide Integration between several cloud offerings. As a result, consumers have access to better opportunities for cloud portability; thus, reducing dependency on a specific cloud vendor.
- Due to continuous advancement and evolution of cloud computing, the integration of cloud services has become extremely complex. In the present scenario, a CSB can be an ideal solution to ease the workload and manage cloud services efficiently.