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.
Cloud Service lifecycle phase: