With growing popularity of the cloud offerings *aaS there is also a growing demand and there for market opportunity for the Cloud Estate Agencies to start emerging that will act as brokers selling cloud services owned by the actual providers. Such brokers references as Cloud services brokerage (CSB).
CBS is an IT role and business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or more (public or private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers of that service via three primary roles including aggregation, integration and customization brokerage. A CSB enabler provides technology to implement CSB, and a CSB provider offers combined technology, people and methodologies to implement and manage CSB-related projects.
It is a growing opportunity from “Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) Market worth $10.5 Billion by 2018″ (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cloud-services-brokerage-csb-market-worth-105-billion-by-2018-198422911.html). The market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.2%. The global cloud services brokerage (CSB) market is expected to reach $10.5bn by 2018, rising from $1.57bn in 2013, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets. The market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.2% between 2013 to 2018.
But this does come with the level of complexity that captured in the following Gartner analysis http://thisiswhatgoodlookslike.com/2012/07/15/gartner-research-note-sets-out-how-the-cloud-services-brokerage-market-will-grow/ of the space.