This IDC study profiles the emergence of Cloud Service Brokerage (CSB) platforms as a mechanism for bringing ICT solutions to market. The study provides an overview of the CSB ecosystem and the underlying architecture of the platform. Guidance is provided to those looking to invest in such platforms as well as those looking to be a part of the CSB's catalogue of services. IDC believes the findings of this study are most relevant to service providers seeking to capitalise on this opportunity.
"Cloud Service Brokerage platforms represent a unique opportunity for new and incumbent service providers to augment their existing offerings with the addition of cloud services. CSBs will drive an explosion of potential providers for both horizontal- and vertical-orientated cloud services," said Adam Dodds, research manager, IT Services, IDC New Zealand.