As far as I know, the PTCO represents the only proven operational model of the cloud brokerage concept deployed within a government setting. Among the lessons learned, this project showed that the use of a cloud broker can:
- Help government agencies screen their applications for cloud feasibility and prioritizing cloud migrations accordingly;
- Address the challenges of cloud model comparisons due to the variables in product offerings, including the business models, service levels, and package inclusions;
- Translate capacity requirements into provider line items, thus allowing for accurate estimation of cloud cost;
- Provide a cloud service order review or approval workflow facility, a function not normally provided by cloud service providers; and
- Provide a means to regulate payment across multiple government entities.
If you are interested in learning more about the results of this pilot project, download the complete report at http://www.slideshare.net/kvjacksn/pilot-texas-cloud-offering.
NJVC is partnering with Gravitant to bring this advance cloud brokerage technology to the federal marketplace.
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