There has been some talk of late about the definition of cloud brokers, and whether or not they provide a technical intermediation, financial, or both. Ideally a cloud brokerage should bring business requirements into harmony with IT, saving time and money on bringing applications to market. Read More →

With increase in number of cloud providers and platforms, cloud service consumers are looking for guidance on selecting and utilizing cloud services for their computing needs. While cloud service brokerage (CSB) is identified to provide such guidance, they are part of the ecosystem that enables cloud service consumers realized their applications and workloads. In addition to CSBs, the ecosystem around federated clouds includes marketplace and cloud management services. The following can be viewed as the structure of this ecosystem and how it provides value to consumers to derive efficiencies in their cloud usage. Read More →

Last year Krishnan Subramanian, Principal Analyst at Rishidot Research, identified in his blog on Defining Federated Cloud Ecosystems the need for choice of cloud service providers beyond a handful to satisfy the world’s computing needs. With diverse services, a few more characteristics are important for Federated Cloud Ecosystems to thrive.
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