Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: AppDynamics Blog, William Schmarzo, SmartBear Blog, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

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.

www.cloudworldseries.comwww.informatandm.com

Blu Print Public Relations
Kami Toufar
[email protected]
503-.799.3724 (mobile/text)

SOURCE Open Data Center Alliance

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, will discuss using predictive analytics to ...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy. In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and pr...
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, will discuss how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved effi...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
Data-as-a-Service is the complete package for the transformation of raw data into meaningful data assets and the delivery of those data assets. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lakshmi Randall, an industry expert, analyst and strategist, will address: What is DaaS (Data-as-a-Service)? Challenges addressed by DaaS Vendors that are enabling DaaS Architecture options for DaaS
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
As someone who has been dedicated to automation and Application Release Automation (ARA) technology for almost six years now, one of the most common questions I get asked regards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Specifically, people want to know whether release automation is still needed when a PaaS is in place, and why. Isn't that what a PaaS provides? A solution to the deployment and runtime challenges of an application? Why would anyone using a PaaS then need an automation engine with workflow ...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn’t require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...