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Resource Providers

Resource providers are management platforms that offer centralized control over the infrastructure and resources used in a cloud computing environment. For example, a provider such as infrastructure orchestration can deploy virtual machines, while a provider such as SiteScope monitors applications. A provider corresponds to the specific instance of an application that CSA can integrate with to help instantiate service designs. For example, to enable service designs that target Matrix Operating Environment, you must first define and create a provider (with a provider type of Matrix Operating Environment) in the Cloud Service Management Console. During this provider definition, you specify details such as user credentials and the URL for your Matrix Operating Environment service access point.