What is IBM Cloud Brokerage?

IBM® Cloud Brokerage is an as-a-service software that enables you to plan, buy and manage (broker) cloud services from multiple suppliers across hybrid clouds from a single screen. Assess workloads for cloud benefit and readiness, compare providers that suit those workloads, and procure resources based on your company’s policies and governance. By automating and centralizing the IT value-chain, IBM Cloud Brokerage cuts complexity and provides the visibility and governance needed to allow your business to successfully migrate to the cloud.

What are the benefits of IBM Cloud Brokerage?

Improve productivity

  • Easily assess current applications and workloads for cloud readiness and benefit. Choose best-fit cloud providers based on application requirements, cost, performance and features.

Achieve strong governance

  • Reduce shadow IT and improve the buyer experience with a service store powered by a dynamic catalog of IT-approved resources. Unify your resources and secure compliance.

Manage cost

  • Save time aggregating bills and navigating payment processes with a centralized management solution for providers. Uncover idle IT so you can automatically stop payments through a policy-driven model.
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IBM cloud brokerage platform for enterprise IT

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Resources

Infographic: 4 steps to planning a hybrid cloud deployment

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Blog post: The role of visibility and control in the hybrid cloud

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Features

Integrate multiple environments through a single cloud management platform

  • Embrace the future of enterprise IT by shifting from builder to broker, filling a key strategic need within the organization.
  • Present, manage and deliver multi-sourced solutions in a unified and consistent fashion.
  • Develop strategy, build an architecture, source across many vendors and deploy the resources, all from a single dashboard.
  • Integrate shadow IT in an efficient, automated, self-service solution to use public cloud capacity, providers or technologies.
  • Facilitate and deliver hybrid cloud across legacy and cloud data center technologies.
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Transform enterprise IT into a strategic, as-a-Service provider

  • Add, sell and manage services and service providers in an extensive service store designed to support the dynamic and complex nature of as-a-service offerings.
  • Obtain the new skills required to become a broker, including the selection, sourcing, packaging and billing of a multi-sourced environment.
  • Deliver speed and agility on day one by providing an adaptable and responsive technology architecture.

Create and access a dynamic service catalog that incorporates available managed, private and public cloud services, and legacy IT that comply with your business

  • Transform your enterprise IT by creating an approved, self-service marketplace fed by a dynamic service catalog, providing users with an improved experience and the ability to best-match solutions based on application needs.
  • Embrace Shadow IT by meeting cloud services governance policies with non-intrusive, appropriate controls.
  • Offer an array of top public cloud providers and application programming interfaces (API) enabling dynamic, real-time pricing.
  • View comparative pricing and pre-configured solutions side by side.
  • Give users a unified view of their resources no matter where a solution is deployed.

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IBM Cloud Brokerage: Buy with Confidence

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Interactive Demo

Cloud Compare Trial Tool

Find the best-fit provider for your app in three clicks.

Data sheet

IBM cloud brokerage platform for enterprise IT

Learn the keys to planning, buying and managing enterprise IT resources in a hybrid environment.

Blog post

The role of visibility and control in the hybrid cloud

Discover best practices to manage your hybrid cloud resources from Judith S. Hurwitz of Hurwitz & Associates.

Infographic

4 steps to planning a hybrid cloud deployment

Get ready to move an application your team has developed to a hybrid cloud environment.

Resources

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