The principle focus for our Thursday event is on Cloud Service Brokerage, and the role this model can play in repeating scenarios such as the UK’s G-Cloud for Government Cloud Computing.
These are in essence e-marketplaces: They aggregate multiple suppliers in line with some form of procurement framework, and then enable participating public sector organizations to access the services at group buying rates.
With a goal of defining how this might be repeated here in Canada, here is a first document for discussion – ‘Cloud Service Brokerage – For Government’, which introduces the main industry roles different organizations might play:
- Broker Monitor - The Government body authorizing and overseeing the market (Shared Services Canada, OPS etc.)
- Broker Operator - Organization acting as market maker and operating platform ongoing
- Cloud Provider - Supplier of individual Cloud resources on the market
- Managed Service Provider - Specialist vendor providing
- Consumer - Purchaser of services from the market
Please have a review of this document and provide your feedback on these roles and their descriptions – How might your organization fit into such an ecosystem?