ActivePlatform, the market player in automated cloud service brokerage systems announced today that it was listed as a representative vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for Cloud Service Brokerage (1).
Gartner identified ActivePlatform as a representative platform vendor in the Cloud Brokerage Service Platforms category. "The key cloud service brokerage (CSB) roles are aggregation, integration, customization and governance."
According to Gartner, Cloud service brokerage (CSB) "is a role and service offering of growing importance that enterprises must adopt as a key element in their journey to a hybrid IT operating model. Sourcing and vendor management leaders should look for external expertise when employing cloud service brokerage models…
CSB has established itself as a critical component of a successful hybrid cloud strategy…
As cloud adoption becomes mainstream, enterprise leaders are turning to their trusted managed service providers (MSPs) for cloud brokerage functions for their hybrid IT needs when they cannot perform the function themselves."
The key is for the managed service provider (MSP) to make the multi-cloud marketplace available, and to ensure its administration and integration is as frictionless as possible. ActivePlatform has developed a platform with a cloud provider-facing marketplace and an enterprise-facing storefront that is designed to meet these needs.
ActivePlatform feels it is best positioned for cloud providers, industry-wide enterprises, and governments in developing and emerging markets, and for under-served niches in mature markets.