The emerging role of the Cloud Services Marketplace
As the world of IT adopts the service-centric model exemplified by the public cloud, there is a growing need for service integration. Whether you are an independent provider delivering cloud and SaaS-type services to external customers, or an enterprise IT team delivering business-level services to internal users, service integration is a critical stage in the evolution of your IT service delivery.
The decision to adopt service-centric delivery is a strategic one, and it requires the right type of infrastructure. A key component of this is a platform capable of taking ‘raw’ services from multiple sources and publishing them in a robust, efficient and easy-to-consume self-service catalog. In this paper we consider just such a platform: the modern Cloud Services Marketplace.
Content Contributors: Dale Vile & Bryan Betts
Bryan is a technology enthusiast and industry veteran. He has been analysing, explaining and writing about IT and business in a highly engaging manner for around three decades. His experience spans the early days of minicomputers and PC technology, through the emergence of cellular data and smart mobile devices, to the latest developments of the software-defined age in which we all live today. Over his career, Bryan has seen at first-hand how IT changes the world – and how the world changes IT – and he brings that extensive insight to his role as an industry analyst.