|[May 03, 2012]
Open Data Center Alliance Welcomes T-Systems to Steering Committee and Cloudera, Hortonworks, Lenovo, Link4Dev, MapR, SAS and Symantec as Solutions Provider Members
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today welcomed T-Systems,
corporate customer arm of Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert), to the organization's
steering committee, as well as Cloudera,
as solutions provider members. The membership of the Alliance continues
to grow as companies recognize the need for a common voice in the
expansion and development of cloud computing requirements. The ODCA also
announced a call for papers for ODCA Forecast 2012 Poster Chat and Birds
of a Feather discussions. Held on June 12, in conjunction with the 10th
International Cloud Expo in New York City, ODCA Forecast 2012 will bring
together hundreds of members of the Alliance, industry experts and
leading technoloy companies to showcase how ODCA usage model adoption
can accelerate ROI for businesses deploying cloud solutions and services.
The addition of T-Systems to the steering committee represents the
company's strong commitment to an open and standard cloud across
geographies and adds to the strong European representation in the
organization's leadership. T-Systems, corporate customer arm of Deutsche
Telekom, operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems
for multinational corporations and public sector institutions around the
world. Participation in the ODCA steering committee will help T-Systems
reconcile the need to assess and apply new technologies as they relate
to the cloud with the unique requirements of its customers. With
T-Systems, the ODCA now has 13 steering committee members, representing
industries ranging from automotive to telecom.
"We are thrilled to welcome T-Systems as the newest member of the ODCA's
steering committee. Based on their extensive knowledge and experience in
delivering cloud and data solutions to their customers, T-Systems will
play a valuable role in helping the ODCA develop standard requirements
for cloud computing," said Marvin Wheeler, chairman of the Open Data
Center Alliance. "Furthermore, T-Systems also reflects our goal to
represent numerous different industries on the steering committee."
"T-Systems has a long history of developing and delivering technology
solutions to multinational companies across a broad range of
industries," said Jürgen Urbanski, Vice President Cloud Technologies at
T-Systems and member of Deutsche Telekom's Cloud Leadership Team.
"Joining the ODCA as a steering committee member will allow us to bring
the voice of our customers to the table as we move toward widespread
cloud adoption based on open standard solutions."
The Alliance also announced a number of new solutions provider members.
As new solutions provider members of the ODCA, Cloudera, Hortonworks,
Lenovo, Link4Dev, MapR, SAS and Symantec (News - Alert) will play a key role in
shaping, developing and implementing new usage models. Their work will
help enhance solution delivery to the enterprise requirements dictated
by ODCA usage model publications.
The Alliance has announced a call for papers for the upcoming ODCA
Forecast 2012 event aimed to enable members the ability to contribute to
the agenda in the form of a Poster Chat session or Birds of a Feather
discussion. These sessions are aimed to provide unique viewpoints from
members on the evolution of cloud and provide a great opportunity to
share member concepts with Forecast attendees. Interested companies are
encouraged to visit www.opendatacenteralliance.org/forecast2012
to learn more about the event and submit interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forecast 2012 sponsors include Gold Sponsors Dell, Hewlett Packard and
Intel Corp, silver sponsor Red Hat (News - Alert), Pavilion Sponsor Citrix and McAfee
and breakfast sponsor Champion Solutions Group. Media and collaborating
organization sponsors include Cloud Computing Magazine, Cloud Security
Alliance, CloudTimes, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the
Green Grid, InformationWeek, Open Compute Project, Organization for the
Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS),
SecurityStockWatch.com and Tabor Communications.
All Forecast attendees will also receive a complimentary pass to
International Cloud Expo as part of their ODCA Forecast 2012
registration representing a tremendous value for Forecast attendees. For
more information on the Alliance and the new steering committee members,
or to register for ODCA Forecast 2012, please visit www.opendatacenteralliance.org.
About The Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center Alliance? 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 Alliance is
led by a twelve member steering committee which includes IT leaders BMW,
Capgemini (News - Alert), China Life, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase,
Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank,
Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions (News - Alert) and Services, and UBS. Intel
serves as technical advisor to the Alliance.
In support of its mission, the Alliance has delivered the first customer
requirements for cloud computing documented in eight Open Data Center
Usage Models which identify member prioritized requirements to resolve
the most pressing challenges facing cloud adoption. Find out more at www.opendatacenteralliance.org.
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