What is Cloud Service Brokerage and why use it

Cloud Service Brokerage becomes relevant once a company uses multiple cloud providers.

A Cloud Broker acts as the intermediate between consumer and provider and will help consumers through the complexity of cloud service offerings and may also create value-added cloud services as well. This can be both public and private.

According to Gartner, Cloud Service Brokerage is an IT role and business model in which a company adds value to one or more (public or private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers.

  1. Two key characteristics of Brokerage:
  2. 1. The Cloud Consumer uses a single broker interface to engage with multiple providers.
    2. The Cloud Consumer retains visibility into the cloud service providers they use through the broker, either through the broker, directly or both.s can be separated in three roles:
  3. Three
    1.  Aggregation
    2.  Intermediation
    3.  Arbitrage