Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector

Cloud Brokering: Cloud Chargeback and Showback

A Cloud Service Customer (CSC) uses the services of a Cloud Broker to select the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) that fulfils its specific requirements. The Broker implements a service catalogue encompassing services from multiple CSPs. In addition, the catalogue clearly outlines charges for the various resources that can be provisioned. The CSC makes a selection and the Cloud Broker seamlessly provisions the requested resource from the appropriate CSP through their API or other interface using their native commands. At the same time, the Broker handles the chargeback to the CSC’s organisation, if appropriate.

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