SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jamcracker, the Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) enablement company, today announced the release of a new cloud provider distribution enablement solution, Jamcracker Connect. The new on-boarding service enables cloud providers to quickly and easily on-board their application and infrastructure services to Jamcracker’s Service Delivery Network (JSDN), providing one point of access to dozens of service provider, distribution, technology and enterprise cloud marketplaces. Jamcracker Connect also benefits CSB operators by rapidly expanding the number of services they can distribute to customers and through their resellers.
“Cloud Services Brokerages are continuing to grow at a rapid pace and cloud providers need options to rapidly expand their offerings. Tools to help providers accomplish this are in high demand,” said Holger Mueller, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. “New CSB offerings provide customers with more options and a wider variety of services.”
JSDN includes a Services Integration Framework that enables CSBs to distribute cloud services from multiple cloud providers. Cloud providers can set up their service offering by using the Jamcracker Connect self-service portal. Once the service options have been configured, it is published to a JSDN sandbox environment where providers will be able to view how their service is displayed, can test the order flow and validate that all the provisioning events are working properly. It then undergoes a final certification review by Jamcracker and is published to the live JSDN marketplace.
Configuring the JSDN-powered marketplace has never been easier
Jamcracker Connect not only helps CSBs with their distribution but it also provides their customers with a catalog of services along with a unified provisioning, billing, user management, support, and access control experience across multiple cloud providers. There are three key sections of the interface:
“JSDN was created to enable cloud providers to get to their customers quickly and efficiently, and our goal is to keep pace with the rising demand for these services. The Jamcracker Connect interface is our latest product that enables us to expand services offered by providers, making it easy for them to publish their services to JSDN.” said Steve Crawford, vice president of marketing and business development at Jamcracker. “Through the Jamcracker certification review, CSBs can continue to be confident in the services they offer.”
About the Jamcracker Services Delivery Network
The Jamcracker Services Delivery Network (JSDN) enables service providers and traditional software distributors to get to market quickly and cost-effectively with the ability to deliver cloud services. The JSDN provides distribution partners the ability to deliver cloud services via their own private-branded marketplaces and through their existing channel partners. Different types of cloud service offerings can be delivered with a single point of provisioning, access, security, billing, administration and support. The JSDN is powered by a highly scalable and distributed architecture; with technology, operations, support infrastructure, market knowledge, and services delivery business processes established over a decade of definition, development and refinement.
Jamcracker enables service providers, distributors and IT organizations to become Cloud Services Brokerages (CSB). CSBs consolidate the delivery and life-cycle management for different types of private/public application and infrastructure services. Jamcracker's platform provides catalog management, user management, user provisioning, SSO access, auditing and reporting, usage accounting and support for disparate cloud providers. This enables organizations to streamline their cloud IT services delivery to drive new revenues, differentiate their core offerings, speed up organizational innovation, provide a unified usage experience and reduce operational costs and risks.