Cloud-based vendors do not require any intermediary services or connectors. You configure a direct connection between the cloud-based target service and Cloud Assembly. The connection ensures that Cloud Assembly can collect information from the system and that you can deploy cloud templates to one or more of the account regions.

After you configure the account, Cloud Assembly collects the account region information. When you later configure the cloud zones, mappings, and profiles, you select the regions.

For more information about the required credentials, see Credentials required for working with cloud accounts in vRealize Automation Cloud.