cloud brokerage

How cloud brokerage matches the right cloud to your workload

I’ve had a lot of conversations this past year with clients who have wanted to deploy new or move existing workloads into the cloud. Asking a few fundamental questions about the application’s operational requirements can turn a simple case of deploying code and data to a cloud environment into something rather more complex. For example, […]

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Enterprise cloud strategy: Governance in a multi-cloud environment

Enterprises manage risk. It’s a business reality that applies as much to cloud computing as it does to finance, operations or marketing. To mitigate risk from data loss or downtime, or retain control of enterprise data and application strategy, organizations today often use two or more cloud providers in their cloud environments. This multi-cloud strategy […]

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A summary of cloud brokerage requirements to support service contestability

This is the final post of a five-part series on cloud brokerage. In previous posts, I’ve explained application and management stacks, looked at ways to migrate from one stack to another, and specified some challenges that may occur during migration. In this post I’ll provide a concise summary to wrap up the series. Final thoughts […]

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Migrating from one application or management stack to another

According to Gartner, one role of an IT department is to be a cloud services broker (CSB) for sourcing external services. However, I personally believe that a full-fledged CSB also requires dynamicity in decision making, experience managing IT for others, technology to aggregate IT capabilities from the market and various other considerations that go beyond […]

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Cloud brokerage: Requirements to support service contestability—application stacks

This is the second part of my series on cloud brokerage, and in this post I’ll discuss a variety of application stacks on which consumers can run their workloads. In my initial post, I introduced what I mean by a workload or application stack and a management stack. In subsequent posts, I’ll discuss challenges associated […]

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