Cloud Broker Software Overview
What is Cloud Broker Software?
With the explosion of cloud technology, comprising both public and private clouds, day-to-day management of cloud service provisioning has become extremely complex. IT departments are struggling to keep up with demands for new service provisioning and integration of cloud applications with each other, and with on-premise applications. Cloud brokers acts as an intermediaries between cloud service providers and enterprises. Typically they will provide a number of capabilities, including:
- A marketplace for enterprise-approved services
- A provisioning engine that can create cloud images across multiple cloud providers
- Integration of cloud services with each other, and with on-premise applications,
- Provision of security to ensure that corporate data is not compromised
- Identity management services to manage user credentials
Commercial cloud brokerage services have become indispensible tools to help organizations create solutions in the cloud, migrate solutions to the cloud, and ensure that cloud applications can exchange data with each other and with on-premise applications.
Cloud Brokers Products
The AppDirect Monetization Suite, from AppDirect in San Francisco, is a cloud marketplace service.
The Jamcracker Platform, from the company of the same name in Santa Clara, California, is a cloud brokerage service.
Odin Service Automation is a cloud brokerage service, from Odin in Renton, Washington; this was formerly Parallels Automation for Cloud Marketplace, before Parallels split away and re-branded their cloud services devision "Odin" in March, 2015.
Embotics® vCommander® leverages a comprehensive set of multi-hypervisor virtualization and cloud management capabilities to allow organizations at any stage of cloud adoption to build and implement the framework, process, automation, policies, and cloud governance that will result in an optimized...
ComputeNext is a cloud brokerage service from the IT company of the same name in Bellevue, Washington.
GXS is a cloud brokerage service acquired by OpenText in January, 2014.
Liaison ALLOY Platform from Liaison Technologies is a cloud brokerage service.
Gravitant cloudMatrix is a cloud brokerage service acquired and now supported by IBM (November 2015).
Parablu in Burlingame, California offers BluKrypt, a cloud access security broker.
BluVault is a cloud-based backup solution that enables companies to move all their end-point and server backup to the cloud. BluVault encrypts the data before it leaves the user’s network making the security even more stronger. The hybrid deployment mechanism in BluVault lets users control what...
RackNap is a Cloud Service Delivery and end-to-end Business Automation platform for cloud, datacenter, hardware and software distribution, SaaS and subscription, telco, and hosting industries. It enables providers to sell cloud services on their own infrastructure, as well as via third party...