Steering Group
Membership Levels and Benefits 

When you join the Open Data Center Alliance, you become part of a group of industry leaders working to deliver unified customer requirements for open, interoperable cloud solutions. Our members, who represent more than $100 billion in IT spend, understand the potential of an open, interoperable world of cloud computing. They want to be a part of shaping that world—and the future of IT. They are passionate about cloud computing.





  • Steering Group

Steering Group Members direct the Alliance and oversee the Technical Workgroups. They share a long-term commitment to bringing the specified solutions to their businesses and promoting these solutions in the marketplace. Steering Group membership is by invitation only.

 

  • Contributor Members

Contributor Members provide resources to the Alliance Technical Workgroups to further the development of Usage Models.
Contributor Members are selected and approved by the Steering Group, and pay membership dues of $5,000.

Contributor Members have the opportunity to:

  • Help shape the Alliance's Usage Models through Technical Workgroup contributions.
  • Gain insight through review and commentary through early Usage Model drafts prior to public distribution.
  • Assume a leadership role in members-only events.
  • Network with other members through Alliance discussion forums.
  • Gain public recognition as an Alliance member.
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  • Solution Provider Members

Solution Provider Members represent companies that provide IT solutions and services. They are committed to using the Alliance's Usage Models to guide their product planning processes. They are approved for membership by the Steering Group, and pay annual membership dues of $3,000.

Solution Provider Members have the opportunity to:

  • Be invited to Alliance Technical Workgroups based on relevant expertise.
  • Review and comment on 0.6 Usage Model drafts prior to public distribution.
  • Provide input to Technical Workgroups on Usage Model development.
  • Gain early insight to accelerate delivery of commercial solutions in response to Usage Models.
  • Promote solutions via Alliance member events and Alliance presence at industry events.
  • Enjoy public recognition as an Alliance member and solution exposure via Alliance marketing.
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  • Adopter Members

Adopter Members are committed to using the Alliance's Usage Models to guide their data center purchase and planning decisions. Adopter members participate in the annual Alliance meeting.

They are approved for membership by the Steering Group, and pay membership dues of $1,000.

Adopter Members have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight through review and commentary on 0.7 Usage Model drafts prior to public distribution.
  • Participate in members-only events.
  • Network with other members through Alliance discussion forums.
  • Gain public recognition as an Alliance member.
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Make sure your voice is heard.





When joining the Open Data Center Alliance, you have an instant connection to hundreds of your global colleagues and their insights into the data centers of tomorrow. You gain access to high-profile industry events and initiatives, including exclusive gatherings for Alliance members. And you gain early access to the Alliance's requirements that are under development—and valuable insights that can help guide your planning and purchasing decisions.

But—most of all—when you join the Open Data Center Alliance, you make sure your voice is heard. JOIN US NOW!

 

 
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