IBM® Cloud Brokerage (formally known as IBM cloudMatrix) is a cloud brokerage software as a service (SaaS) that enables your business to plan, buy, and manage cloud services using a single dashboard. This solution provides your business with the ability to make better informed decisions when moving to a hybrid cloud environment. With it you can plan, provision, and manage IT resources across multiple cloud and traditional IT models. Cloud Brokerage gives you greater visibility and control of your overall IT environment, enabling you and your IT team to effectively manage costs and compliance.
This IBM Redguide™ publication introduces Cloud Brokerage and highlights the business value of the solution. It provides a high-level architecture, identifies key components of the architecture, and discusses the hybrid cloud implementation framework, which includes other IBM product offerings. The guide describes example scenarios that use Cloud Brokerage to resolve common business problems.