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Sabtu, 03 Desember 2016

About Cloud Broker Services

About Cloud Broker Services - The Cloud marketplace is increasingly becoming more diverse with a wide array of services spanning from infrastructure to software platforms and applications, many alike and in the process is becoming more incoherent at the same time. As a result, a unified platform that can bridge this seemingly large gap between various services, standards, offerings and platforms is gaining prominence and hence giving impetus to Cloud Services Brokerage. Cloud service brokers, which function as intermediaries between cloud providers and enterprises, help strengthen the relationships providers have with customers by offering consulting and integration services for them. Besides, DoubleHorn is uniquely positioned to offer a range of Cloud Brokerage Services from advising in selecting the right solution, implementing, maintaining and offering a single source for the billing and support of multiple Cloud products.

According to Gartner, Cloud Services Brokerages fulfill three primary roles: Aggregation Brokerage, Customization Brokerage or Integration Brokerage. While brokerages typically fulfill one of these roles, some offer services that span two or three of these roles. DoubleHorn is one such provider. While our primary role is that of an aggregator to help you select and bundle the best cloud services to meet your challenges from among our technology partners, our years of IT services consultation enable us to also implement and customize your selected cloud technologies.

In 2014 it was estimated 30% of enterprises would adopt a cloud service broker to better enable the cloud. There are six primary areas a cloud service broker can address in accelerating the adoption of the cloud.

1. Aggregation, enabling the consumption of cloud by end users via a cloud application marketplace approved by the company. In this type of brokerage, the service provider offers additional services along with intermediation. These include bundling of various cloud services that suit the requirements of a customer. The primary advantage is that the client is provided a single user interface to enable monitoring of the KPIs, managing billing procedures, and contracts. The services offered by aggregators are fixed and don’t tend to change often. The services provided by aggregators include data modeling across different components of cloud services, data integration and maintaining process integrity.

2. Intermediation, Service intermediation brokerages don’t provide any cloud services but augment the capabilities or support any existing cloud services. These providers offer several services that include security reporting and incident reporting, identity and access management, service level management and reporting, control on pricing and billing of services and pre-contract consulting services.

3. Integration, ensuring cloud applications exchange data with each other and with on-premise applications to orchestrate business processes.
Customization, augmenting cloud services with changes to data schema or enhanced security and compliance.

4. In particular, organizations are looking to augment the cloud and achieve the following. Reduce risk with more robust security and compliance capabilities. Add value and visibility with analytics. Centralize. Functionality for audit trails and policy enforcement and streamline the selection process of cloud services.

5. Arbitrage, Arbitrage is almost similar to aggregation except for the fact that arbitrage services are flexible and not fixed. Arbitrage service providers offer flexible options for service aggregators. The services provided typically include the provision of multiple e-mail service from a single service provider and offering of credit-scoring services among others.

6. Customization, A cloud service broker also customizes the solutions to suit the needs of an individual customer. These customizations are usually done at the network end given the fact that the cloud services can be changed only by the cloud provider.

So, One key question asked by IT departments is who is responsible for the cloud service broker role? Is it an internal responsibility or something the cloud provider is responsible for? According to a survey of IT professionals, 80% of respondents said the CIO is responsible for cloud services brokerage. The challenge in enabling SaaS applications at scale is that it requires new skills and methodologies. Even though the CIO is ultimately responsible for enabling cloud, there are many approaches to meeting these new responsibilities including outsourcing the function to a third party cloud broker.

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