A cloud broker or cloud service broker is a strategic intermediary that selects cloud services
for companies and advises companies in this regard. For this purpose, the cloud service broker establishes contacts with several cloud service providers, reviews their services
and selectsfrom the comprehensive range of services
theplatforms and services that optimally support the cloud computing of
its customer. 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 client 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. In addition, they ensure IT return and seamless identity management.