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.