Arbalo is a standards-compliant OSB
Arbalo offers a marketplace for software parts provided in the cloud to the IT market in a SaaS model. By
integrating solutions of many companies, it enables the digitalisation of IT organizations.
Arbalo operates a Cloud Service Broker platform based on the industry standard OSB-API. It establishes and
extends an ecosystem of partners providing their services on the Arbalo platform.
Arbalo offers added value
Arbalo adds value in integrating and aggregating the services of several providers in the following ways:
technically: develops & operates the platform, provides SSO and self-registration,
deployment of service on one click
legally: mapping custom licenses to transactional licensing, negotiating contracts with
providers, full transparency about (OSS) licenses used
product-wise: consistent documentation, easy onboarding of new services via webform
support-wise: providing 1st and 2nd Level Support (1LS/2LS), involving the providers for
3LS only in rare occasions
operationally: provisioning services on one click, continuous operation and performance
monitoring, backup, usage monitoring etc.
financially: preparing a monthly bill consolidating the successfully completed
transactions of all client projects. This includes a detailed report about each service used per project.
All services are fully documented with provider name, operating location, license, and API documentation.
You can find suitable services based on full-text search, pre-defined categories (such as location,
functionality), as well as user-ratings.
The services are hosted in two different modes:
hosted: i.e. the service is installed as a docker image on Arbalo's Kubernetes
proxied: i.e. the service runs outside of Arbalo's infrastructure. Arbalo lists the
service in its catalog, administers the access credentials and monitors its usage.
Role of the partners
Arbalo's partners may act in different roles:
- provide their own services over Arbalo
- optionally use services from Arbalo platform
- integrate services into their own projects & products
- save efforts thanks to service reuse and legal/technical pre-integration
- can setup backend systems within minutes instead of days
benefit of full transparency (e.g. which components are used by a certain service, with which (OSS)
license, where is the service hosted, who is the provider etc.