Tech moves fast! Stay ahead of the curve with Techopedia!
Join nearly 200,000 subscribers who receive actionable tech insights from Techopedia.
A cloud broker is an individual or organization that consults, mediates and facilitates the selection of cloud computing solutions on behalf of an organization. A cloud broker serves as a third party between a cloud service provider and organization buying the provider's products and solutions.
A cloud broker is also known as a cloud agent.
A cloud broker generally works on typical brokerage process principles. They assist cloud buyers with decision making by helping them evaluate, shortlist and select a cloud vendor or solution based on specific requirements. Typically, cloud brokers collaborate and have mutual agreements with different cloud vendors, where if selected, discounts and faster deployment/migration are provided.
A cloud broker also negotiates terms and conditions, pricing, delivery, deployment and other details with a cloud vendor on behalf of a buyer. Although primarily considered a sales and marketing oriented service provider, a cloud broker also may provide consultation, deployment, integration and migration monitoring services.