Gartner Research

How to Determine When to Use a Cloud Services Brokerage

Published: 17 November 2011

ID: G00226112

Analyst(s): Michele Cantara, Benoit Lheureux , Tiffani Bova, Tim Weaver , Daryl Plummer , Jim Longwood


As cloud services brokerage proliferates, companies must assess the best way to manage their cloud ecosystems and the consumption of cloud services. Gartner provides a framework to help you decide when to use a CSB.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know


  • Understand the Trade-Offs Between Approaches
    • Simple Point-to-Point Approach
    • CSB Intermediated Approach
  • Consider Your Technical Cloud Services Competency
    • Determine Time-to-Deployment Requirements
    • Decide Whether Cloud Services Aggregation, Integration and Customization Are Necessary Internally
  • When to Consider Using a CSB
  • Look at Additional Considerations for the Primary CSB Role

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