What is a Cloud Services Brokerage?
Leading technology analyst Gartner defines Cloud Services Brokerages as intermediaries between customers and the cloud technologies they use. The cloud services brokerage helps customers aggregate, integrate and customize various cloud services, and helps consumers of cloud services manage all the interactions with providers – from licensing and governance to data movement and customization.
As an aggregator, brokerages help businesses by bringing together multiple cloud services, which is increasingly important as managing relationships with multiple cloud providers can quickly become unwieldy. As businesses continue to add cloud solutions to their system, brokerages also take on the role of integrator, helping a business integrate this new solution with other IT systems. Finally, the customization aspect of a brokerage adds to the capabilities of the cloud service to perform new functions, increasing the utility of the cloud service itself so that it better fits the needs of the individual business.
Why Choose Cloud Sherpas?
As one of the world’s leading cloud services brokerages, Cloud Sherpas delivers a unique offering to global enterprises by helping them adopt, manage and enhance cloud solutions from Google, Salesforce, ServiceNow and other leading cloud vendors.
From our strategy and planning services all the way to our custom development initiatives, Cloud Sherpas provides businesses with a trusted partner throughout the entire lifecycle of their cloud solutions.
- Aggregation and Adoption – Cloud Sherpas has helped over 5,000 organizations evaluate their IT needs, determine which cloud solutions are most appropriate for them and adopt these solutions
- Integration and Management – Cloud Sherpas helps businesses operating on multiple cloud platforms integrate these solutions with one another and manage them, serving as single point of contact for all of the organization’s cloud needs
- Customization and Enhancement – Cloud Sherpas fosters an ongoing relationship with customers, helping businesses customize or enhance their cloud solutions so that they continue to meet all of an organization’s unique needs and evolve with the business over time
Gartner explains that without a cloud services brokerage, businesses would need to manage each cloud solution individually during every phase from adoption to customization and growth. As a leading brokerage, Cloud Sherpas takes this burden off of businesses not only by managing all of these interactions, but also by integrating the various services to work with one another.