Steering Group


Appnomic Joins Forecast 2014 Speaking Session Focused on ODCA’s Proof of Concept (PoC): Enterprise Cloud Service Quality

Join Ray Solnik, President of Appnomic Systems, and Ed Simmons, Executive Director Platform Engineering at UBS and Co-Chair of the Infrastructure Workgroup at Open Data Center Alliance on September 23rd at Forecast 2014 to hear how Disney, Intel, Appnomic Systems, and the ODCA Infrastructure Work Group delivered a study of how to measure Standard Units of Measure (SUoM) across multiple cloud providers.

Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency usage model – Let’s win together

The Open Data Center Alliance is extremely pleased with “Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency usage model and POC” being named “Top Project of the Year 2014” by Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards! Now, let’s win together…

Posted on : 26 March 2014


Pankaj Fichadia

Taking the mystery out of the "Cloud" and how you can use it!

Cloud Mindshare – Ascending the Diffusion of Innovation Curve

The Diffusion of Innovation addresses the rate ideas and technologies are adopted by the masses. I’m a firm believer that cloud education is key to the speed at which the majority gets on board with new technologies. The problem is there are a lot of myths or old truths that are continually regurgitated which dilute new information about the cloud.

Posted on : 09 December 2013


Don Benjamin

The color of cloud computing: Measuring Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency from Utility to Bare metal

How will your organization choose to focus on Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency of computing to achieve the goal of sustainable IT transformation? A team of ODCA member organizationsimplemented the ODCA Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency Usage Model in a real world proof of concept test, and the results speak for themselves.

Posted on : 19 November 2013


Pankaj Fichadia

Right-sized event – a Solution Provider perspective on Forecast

Ever thought of an event that’s been chiseled just right for you? Too big and you are lost in the crowd and barrage of demos and messages. Too small and you are struggling to justify the investment for the trip. Too commercial and you are cluttered with sales and marketers. Too techie and you are overwhelmed with science projects.

Posted on : 5 August 2013


Nikhil Sharma

Software Defined Data Center: What’s your real goal? Incremental optimization or true business agility

Eric Pulier, CEO of ServiceMesh and member of TM Forum's Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.

There is enormous change afoot in the enterprise IT vendor landscape. Consolidation, announcements, bold claims, counter-claims as well as backtracks, delays and pivots. The big, traditional players in the vendor community are doing everything they can to remain competitive and offer products and services that will keep them relevant.

Posted on : 2 July 2013


Eric Pulier

Join Us for Some Post Forecast 2013 Fun on Twitter

Nearly 400 cloud and big data experts from around the world attended Forecast 2013 last week in San Francisco. If you weren't able to be there in person, we've just posted session presentations on SlideShare and videos from the event on the ODCA YouTube channel.

Posted on : 26 June 2013

Citrix continues to lead with enterprise deployed open source cloud solutions

As the leading open source cloud hypervisor, used by providers the world over, Citrix XenServer and Xen’s continued development by the founders of the Xen OSS project aims to produce the flexible yet dependable hypervisor demanded for private or public cloud infrastructures.

Posted on : 26 June 2013

Back to School: Sharing industry experiences at the University of Melbourne

Engaging with a group of research students and faculty at the University of Melbourne to discuss real life cloud adoption rewards and challenges for Financial Service Industry was refreshing and exciting. The cloud computing seminar discussed practical implications of risk and reward management within Enterprise cloud adoption.

Posted on : 26 June 2013


Pankaj Fichadia

Day 2 @ Forecast 2013

Forecast 2013 was a smashing success! Be it panel discussions or Q&A sessions or presentations, attendees took the conference to a new level with their enthusiasm and engagement. Harper Reed, CTO Obama for America 2012 campaign, opened the day with an awesome keynote. His talk focused on 3 simple yet powerful themes: building great teams, practicing failure and facilitating community. He spoke about the multiple ways in which in his team was able to gather and utilize voter data to do effective micro targeting and micro listening eventually contributing to the President's victory.

Posted on : 19 June 2013

Forecast Day 2 Highlights

Welcome to Day 2 @ Forecast 2013! Yesterday was a blast and the agenda for today holds the same promise. Read further for a quick overview of today's highlights and use the ODCA mobile app to help plan your day.

Posted on : 18 June 2013

Day 1 @ Forecast 2013

What a terrific day! Here is a quick recap of highlights from various sessions today. Das Kamhout delivered the first talk of the day and walked us through the different Usage Models at a very high level. He spoke about how the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is committed to the spirit of keeping things open to allow the industry to innovate and to encourage differentiation at all layers of the stack. He also added that while the existing Usage Models provided the building blocks for a solid foundation for enterprise cloud 1.0 the new ones released today complete this foundation.

Posted on : 18 June 2013

Membership has its benefits...

Forecast 2012 was a great event, and almost exactly one year later the Open Data Center Alliance has taken that great foundation to pull together a fantastic event Forecast 2013 has fantastic speakers, and great sessions.  None of this would be possible without the success that is an active membership, returning Forecast attendees, and engaged speakers.

Posted on : 17 June 2013

Private cloud today for a hybrid cloud tomorrow

Private cloud can be a practical first step to a more expansive hybrid cloud infrastructure. But a private cloud needs to be more than virtualization with a new coat of paint and it needs to plan for a hybrid future.

Posted on : 17 June 2013


Gordon Haff

Is anything really secure if we can’t trust our hardware?

As those in the IT security business know, the battle with attackers is waged on a daily basis, with constant swings in the balance of power. As new attack vectors and techniques are found and exploited, we begin to respond, and eventually foes are forced to find yet even newer ways of reaching their goals. We are wise to always be keeping an eye on potential new attack vectors and vulnerabilities so we are less likely to be blindsided by significant new threats.

Posted on : 17 June 2013
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