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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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[42] proposed a secure cloud broker architecture that can be used to implement brokering of multiple providers and provide an SLA-based pricing model to users.
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.y ground.
Kanagasabai, "Towards a common benchmark framework for cloud brokers," in Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS '12), pp.
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.
Do you become a cloud broker? Most channel partners don't have the capital capacity to become a cloud provider because there is huge capital outlay and they have to build infrastructure but they love to be a broker of cloud providers.
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.
The Navy currently has a single approved cloud broker, PEO EIS Data Center and Applications Optimization Program Office (DCAO), which is managing the first cloud contract to move approximately 84 applications to the cloud.
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