Definition Edit

A cloud broker is/are

[a]n entity that creates and maintains relationships with multiple cloud service providers. It acts as a liaison between cloud services customers and cloud service providers, selecting the best provider for each customer and monitoring the services. A cloud broker has no cloud resources of its own.[1]
[a]n entity that manages the use, performance and delivery of cloud services, and negotiates relationships between Cloud Providers and Cloud Consumers.[2]
parties that provide services to cloud consumers, such as enhanced security, identity management, and performance reporting, that are typically not included in the cloud provider's service contract.[3]

Overview Edit

In general, a cloud broker can provide services in three categories:

References Edit

  1. Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper, Glossary, at 41.
  2. NIST Taxonomy Terms and Definitions, v1.0 (Mar. 31, 2011) (full-text).
  3. NASA's Progress in Adopting Cloud-Computing Technologies, at 6 n.10.

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