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IBM Delivers New Cost and Asset Management Application for Cloud

What is Cloud Services Brokerage?

Cloud services brokerage is an evolutionary approach to delivering IT-as-a-Service that gives enterprises the processes, technology and expertise to run IT as a business in a hybrid cloud environment. With the increase in cloud services and providers, brokerage is your centralized source of reference of cloud and on-premises IT to source, consume, deliver and govern across the IT supply chain — giving you the ability to manage complexity and increase the business value of IT.

A complete cloud services brokerage benefits all roles in the enterprise, giving developers a self-service store to easily and quickly procure IT services while IT can manage and operate the hybrid cloud environment, and the CIO and CFO can get visibility and governance.

How does Cloud Services Brokerage help you?

Why Visibility and Governance first

While cloud was initially looked to for cost savings, many enterprises are seeing escalating cloud costs with no way to quickly track digital investments and ensure they are in technical and financial compliance. Adding to the complexity, IT resource purchasing is happening outside of IT’s purview and across multiple providers so if an issue arises there is no way to take quick action to solve the problem. Lack of visibility and governance of cloud expenses and resources in a hybrid environment is one of the top concerns facing enterprises.

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Wherever you are at in your hybrid cloud journey, the analytics driven capabilities and multi-sourcing showcased in this tool are the foundation for cloud brokerage services that can help you adopt an ITaaS delivery model.

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Start with Cognitive IT Governance to get visibility and take quick action

The first step in your hybrid cloud journey is having one view into your hybrid cloud usage and cost. This way you can quickly focus on variances and deviations with assets and cost across different suppliers and take action before they become problems. Additionally, enterprises will be able to obtain cognitive recommendations on setting policies and thresholds to better manage cloud usage to reduce risk and optimize cost.

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