10 Tools To Prevent Cloud Vendor Lock-in
February 18, 2013 11:06 AM Nobody wants to be caught in proprietary traps in the cloud. These tools can help you avoid being hemmed in by one vendor.
Gravitant is an example of what may become a new way of distributing cloud services: a cloud service brokerage. Gravitant's Cloud Matrix CSB Platform is a brokerage and management platform for cloud services, allowing a company to contract with a variety of public and private service providers integrated into one cataloging, provisioning and billing portal. It is service-agnostic, and a company can simulate various mixes of cloud services to explore different pricing scenarios. With CloudMatrix CSB, a company can set up a virtual data center that uses several cloud services while managing the data center as a single unit. Gravitant is one of the first companies to offer such a brokerage service.