ACC enables IT organizations to become cloud services brokerages so that they can source, deliver, and manage public and private cloud services throughout their organizations. IT organizations can leverage the ACC platform to “broker” relationships between cloud services users and multiple cloud providers with complete control.
As organizations evolve to an IT-as-a-service model encompassing various public clouds and private cloud services, they will need a common framework for delivering and managing these distributed services across distributed organizations.
Typical Use Cases
- Enterprise and government IT organizations that want to unify cloud delivery and lifecycle management for all of their internal employees and affiliated users (e.g., consultants)
- Universities and colleges servicing the IT needs of their faculty and students
- Hospitals and other healthcare organizations that provide IT services to internal and extended communities, including employees and external physicians
- Associations that aggregate and provide services for their own members
- Service providers and system integrators offering hosted CSBs for their enterprise customers
Internal CSBs are a means to significantly reducing the life-cycle management and licensing costs for cloud services usage within your organization. Deploying your own Enterprise Cloud AppStore will enable your IT organization to:
- Overall reduction in 3rd party services administration and management. On average across all industries, this is around 28%. As the adoption/usage of cloud services continues to grow exponentially as a core component of IT services, this overhead cost will continue to grow as a percentage of overall IT spend.
- License management via cloud services usage optimization and cost consolidation.
- ~40% of all IT helpdesk calls are for lost passwords. Enabling SSO and centralized password management across all cloud services your organization consumes will significantly reduce the number of calls.
- Reduce exposure to corporate data loss from to employees, who have left an organization, not automatically being deprovisioned from cloud services.
- Centralizing access and provisioning of employees to cloud services enables the ability to centralize usage auditing, reducing the cost associated with verifying regulatory compliance.