GSA explores cloud broker concept

The General Services Administration is examining new ways to acquire cloud computing services for federal agencies. Among the possibilities, according to a request for information the agency issued recently, is the concept of cloud brokers. GSA is asking industry for input on the potential of setting up independent organizations that would manage the use, performance and delivery of cloud services. They could also negotiate relationships between cloud providers and cloud consumers. GSA's planning an industry day on the cloud broker concept for August 2.