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Open Data Center Alliance Announces Global Events Partnership with Cloud World Series

ODCA members to showcase enterprise cloud adoption best practices and detail usage model requirements at CWS events worldwide

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today announced that it has become a Technology Sponsor of Cloud World Series (CWS) events. As a CWS partner, ODCA will hold leadership events and experts from its membership will deliver keynotes, participate in panels, and lead technology sessions focused on best practices for open enterprise cloud computing at CWS events around the globe. The partnership provides CWS event attendees with a unique opportunity to meet and learn from ODCA members who are leaders in driving the open enterprise cloud.

"The Cloud World Series are important events for bringing enterprise IT experts together to address some of the most important issues facing the data center today," said Correy Voo, president of the ODCA Board of Directors and chief technology officer at UBS. "We're excited to be collaborating with CWS in markets around the world and look forward to demonstrating how our members are using ODCA usage models to unlock the business benefits associated with open enterprise cloud computing and to ease and speed the migration of data center IT operations to the cloud."

"We are very much looking forward to our partnership with one of the leading associations in the Cloud sphere; the expertise and know-how of ODCA will become an integral part of our end-user led agendas in our events globally," added Georgios Kipouros, Head of Production for the Cloud World Series. 

Partnership Kicks-off in April in Munich at the Telco Cloud World Forum

ODCA and CWS will begin the European component of the 2014 events partnership at the Telco Cloud World Forum taking place in Munich on April 28 – 30. ODCA will hold a full day technology workshop on April 28 hosted by Mario Mueller, ODCA chair and vice president of  IT Infrastructure, BMW; Catherine Spence, chair of the ODCA Technical Coordination Committee and senior enterprise architect, Intel; Martin Heisig, ODCA board member and senior vice president  Infrastructure Services, SAP; and Reyk Bederke, ODCA board member and portfolio and solution design, T-Systems International GmbH. CWS participants attending the session will understand how these ODCA members are deploying cloud today, how ODCA has helped shape corporate strategies for cloud deployments, and how enterprises and telecom providers are using ODCA usage models as the foundation for deploying a variety of virtualized enterprise cloud services.  All Telco World Forum attendees are welcome to attend this interactive educational session to learn more about how their own organization can potentially benefit from engagement with the Alliance.  Workshop attendees will also benefit from a complimentary registration to ODCA's upcoming Forecast 2014 event happening in San Francisco on Sept 22-24, 2014 and may register to attend Forecast by sending an email to [email protected]

ODCA members will showcase enterprise cloud usage models and demonstrate how enterprises are adopting these requirements as the blueprint for developing cloud strategies and implementations with full day workshops at the CWS Cloud World Forum in London on June 17 and 18 and the Cloud World Asia Forum in Hong Kong on November 25 – 27, 2014. In addition to the planned workshops, ODCA will be delivering executive presentations at other CWS events across the globe.

ODCA Cloud Usage Models: A Foundation for Building and Deploying the Next Generation of Open Enterprise Cloud Services

ODCA was launched in 2010 and since then the organization has released over 25 usage models and requirements documents focused on enterprise cloud computing, big data, and data analytics and including Commercial Framework, Compute Infrastructure as a Service (CIaaS), Cloud Based Identity Governance, Data Security, Information as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Service Orchestration, Scale-out Storage and Software Defined Networking (SDN). These usage models have been instrumental in the development of new products from cloud vendors and solution providers and when specified using PEAT, ODCA's online Proposal Engine Assistant Tool, have proven to dramatically streamline enterprise cloud RFP (Request for Proposal) processes.

About The Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center AllianceSM is an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements. The organization is led by a fourteen member steering committee, which includes representatives from Intel, serving as advisors to the Alliance. ODCA hosts a Flash Webinar Series every other Tuesday at 8:00am US PT. These public events are one of the best ways to get to know ODCA usage models from the ODCA members who worked on creating the documents. View the calendar and register to attend the webinars on the ODCA Flash Webinar page. More information about ODCA publications and membership can be found at the organization's website: www.opendatacenteralliance.org, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, Twitter, and YouTube.

About the Cloud World Series
In line with the vast expansion of the Cloud market, the Cloud World Series, part of Informa Telecoms & Media, has grown to a comprehensive global presence, delivering cloud-focused conferences in locations from Sao Paulo to Hong Kong. They are the only events that holistically cover the entire ecosystem of Cloud & Enterprise IT, with dedicated sessions on both enterprise and telco Cloud as well as Big Data and Enterprise Apps.

The Series feature some of the longest running and best attended Cloud & Big Data events in the world. The Cloud World Forum in London is the leading & most comprehensive Cloud event in the EMEA region with over 8,000 attendees expected in 2014. The events comprehensively covers the industry looking at what's hot and what's next; from Enterprise Apps, BYOx & Enterprise Mobility to SaaS Marketplaces and SDDC, our region-specific agendas showcase the know-how of ICT's innovation gurus.


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