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Open Data Center Alliance Launches “Get to Know ODCA Cloud Usage Models” Public Webinar Series

Bi-weekly events hosted by enterprise cloud and data experts from ODCA’s global membership

(San Francisco, CA) September 9, 2013 – The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced the launch of the ODCA Flash Webinar Series, a series of live events open to anyone interested in learning about ODCA Usage Models from the ODCA members who worked on creating the requirements, and from ODCA cloud solution provider members who have integrated the requirements into product offerings. These 45 minute sessions will be held every other Tuesday at 8:00 am US PT beginning on October 1, with the first session focused on an interactive review of ODCA’s Compute Infrastructure as a Service (CIaaS) Master Usage Model.

Each webinar will focus on a different ODCA Usage Model and will include a 15 minute Q and A. Participants will understand the issues and challenges the Usage Model addresses and best practices for immediately adopting the requirements to begin building enterprise cloud implementations that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in. A six-month calendar of webinars, which will include presentations by members of ODCA workgroups and from solution providers delivering products that meet ODCA Usage Model requirements, is posted on the ODCA website.

“The ODCA webinar series is one of the best ways for global IT teams and cloud solution and service providers to understand how ODCA Usage Models make it easier and faster for enterprises to migrate data center IT operations to the cloud,” said Mario Mueller, chair of Open Data Center Alliance and VP of IT infrastructure at BMW.” We welcome and encourage enterprise IT teams and cloud solution and service providers to participate in these bi-weekly sessions to interact with the ODCA members who are global leaders in driving the enterprise ready cloud.”

The ODCA Flash Webinar Series is hosted by BrightTALK, an ODCA Forecast sponsor and a leader in interactive webinars and videos for professionals and their communities. Anyone interested in attending a webinar may register on the ODCA BrightTALK channel page, or on the ODCA website.

About Open Data Center Alliance Usage Models

Since ODCA was launched in 2010 the organization has released over 25 enterprise cloud and big data Usage Models and requirements documents focused on Secure Federation, Automation, Common Management and Policy, and Transparency and including: Compute Infrastructure as a Service (CIaaS); Cloud Based Identity Governance and Auditing; Data Security; Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Long Distance Migration; Platform as a Service (PaaS) Interoperability; Scale-out Storage; Service Orchestration; Software Defined Networking; and Virtual Machine Interoperability. These Usage Models have been extremely instrumental in the development of new products from cloud solution and service providers and have been adopted by ODCA leadership companies representing a wide range of vertical market segments and including BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Lockheed Martin, NAB, NTT Data, T-Systems, UBS and Verizon Terremark. All ODCA Usage Models are available for download on the ODCA website.

About Open Data Center Alliance

The Open Data Center Alliance℠ is an independent IT consortium comprised of over 320 companies from around the world working together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements. ODCA is led by a twelve member steering committee. Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance. Forecast is ODCA’s premier cloud computing event where ODCA leadership and its members come together with industry to address best practices for the adoption of enterprise ready cloud implementations. Forecast 2014 dates and locations will be announced later this year. 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.
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