A cloud broker or cloud service broker is a strategic intermediary that carries out a selection of cloud services for companies and advises companies in this respect.
To this end, the cloud service broker establishes contacts with several cloud service providers,reviews their services and selects the platforms and services from the comprehensive range of services that optimally support his customer's cloud computing.
Cloud brokers are consultants who document the current state of the company's IT tasks and, after taking stock, analyze which services are business-critical and which can be outsourced to cloud service providers. As IT experts, they provide the customer with recommendations for the use of cloud services, assist in the selection and integration of services and applications, and ensure a smooth transition between services from multiple cloud service providers. They also ensure IT return and seamless identity management.