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cloud broker

(1) Software that creates a single management console into multiple cloud providers. When an enterprise uses more than one cloud vendor, the cloud broker software provides a central point of control for all the deployments in the different venues. See cloud computing.

(2) A third party that helps an organization move to a cloud computing environment. Services include the selection of a cloud provider or providers, contract negotiation, as well as configuration of the machine instances, migration to the cloud and monitoring. See cloud computing.
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22] developed the Elasticity Engine of a cloud broker, FOKUS, that deployed and evaluated within BonFIRE, European large-scale, multi-site cloud experimental facility.
In the proposed cloud networking Broker architecture, a Service Level Agreement (SLA) is a contract between a CSU and a Cloud Broker or between a Cloud Broker and a CSP.
YMENS is the first cloud broker in Romania providing dedicated cloudsourcing solutions to private and public organizations, through which they can access a modern working environment and outsource their entire IT infrastructure in the cloud, while benefiting from a complete suite of services for consulting, support, administration and maintenance, along with BPO (business process outsourcing), AMS (application management services) or IT outsourcing and security.
As the cloud broker for the Defense Department, so far, DISA appears to he on shak.
A method used by Cloud Broker (CB) for the resource selection plays an important role.
A cloud broker may also survey cloud service providers to understand their capabilities, liabilities, business models, and costs.
In less than a year since the DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai designated the Defense Information Systems Agency as the cloud broker for the department, DISA has achieved a seminal milestone by obtaining initial operational capability (IOC).
It calls for the establishment of an Enterprise Cloud Broker to manage the use, performance and delivery of cloud services, while also negotiating the relationships between cloud providers and cloud consumers.
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nSTRATEGIC will take advantage of leading edge results from FP7 (OPTIMIS, VENUS-C) and ICT-PSP (STORK, SEMIRAMIS) projects, in order integrate a novel framework comprising: (a) A marketplace of public cloud services, along with a cloud broker enabling optimized selection and negotiation in a multi-cloud environment, (b) A collection of development, migration, adaptation and governance tools for public cloud services, (c) A set of standards-based proxy components and interfaces (CDMI, Delta API, OCCI) enabling providers of cloud hosting services to interface to the marketplace and (d) A set of security/trust components enabling cross-border authentication, management of trust federations/circles, as well as related policy management.
First, the Negotiation Framework Architecture (NFA) is proposed as a many-to-many model, using the cloud broker which helps to nominate the best SP to the available SCs [17].
This procurement does not include cloud infrastructure as a service (iaas), cloud platform as a service (paas), cloud broker or cloud assessment.