Hype Cycle for Cloud Services Brokerage, 2012



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Cloud services brokerages are one of the newest and most-hyped topics related to cloud computing. In this first Hype Cycle report about CSB, we examine the evolution roles, enablers and types of vendors involved in CSB.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Federated Help Desk for CSBs
      • IT Manufacturers as CSBs
      • Traditional IT Services Providers as CSBs
      • Internal CSB
      • Cloud-Based Data Identification and Enrichment Services
      • IT Distributors as CSBs
      • Pure-Play CSBs
      • Customization Brokerage
      • Cloud-Based Multienterprise Processes
      • Cloud Access Security Brokers
      • Application Service Governance
      • Cloud Services Brokerage
      • CSB Single Sign-On
      • BPaaS
      • CSB Integrated Billing
    • At the Peak
      • Aggregation Brokerage
      • Communications Service Providers as Cloud Services Brokerages
      • Integration PaaS
      • Cloud Management Platforms
      • Private Cloud Computing
      • Application PaaS
      • Packaged Integration and Cloudstreams
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Cloud-Based Security Services
      • Multisourcing Service Integrator
      • Integration Brokerage
      • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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