Steering Group


Defining a New Class of Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

As IT infrastructure evolves with rapidly increasing complexity, we search for answers to some of the toughest issues facing enterprise IT managers today.

Posted on : 23 October 2010

Continued Membership Growth Fuels Alliance Progress

As we begin 2011, we look forward to continued growth and great momentum for the Open Data Center Alliance. Today we announced two new Steering Committee members as well as over 30 global IT companies as Contributor Members.

Posted on : 18 January 2011

A Look at the U.S. Government’s Cloud First Policy

Recently the U.S. government’s Cloud First policy was announced by Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of Management & Budget.

Posted on : 3 March 2011

What’s next for Cloud Computing in the Financial Services Industry?

You can’t deny the possibilities for reducing operational costs through the integration of cloud-based solutions; however we are at an interesting crossroads in terms of the delivery of cloud computing models.

Posted on : 17 March 2011

New Solution Provider Membership Level and China Workgroup

This week’s announcement of a new solution provider membership class, the formation of a China workgroup and the news that the Alliance has doubled our membership since launch to more than 150 total members are important milestones as we continue our work to provide a unified vision for long term data center and cloud infrastructure requirements.

Posted on : 15 April 2011

New Alliance Usage Models pave the way to secure cloud services

When enterprise IT organizations consider the adoption of cloud services, one concern invariably rises to the top: security.

Posted on : 7 June 2011

New Usage Models could drive billions in cloud spending

This week, the Open Data Center Alliance reached its first major milestone with the release of the first, user-driven cloud Usage Models and data center requirements based on member prioritization of the most pressing challenges facing enterprise IT.

Posted on : 07 June 2011

More Tangible Evidence the Alliance is Gaining Momentum

The momentum from the Open Data Center Alliance’s June Usage Model release is gaining significant steam, and we’re excited to be making some major advancements at this week’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

Posted on : 13 September 2011

Cloud On-Boarding – How to Ease Your Transition to the Cloud: from Citrix & Intel

Moving applications to the cloud can be complex, but upfront planning, useful migration tools, and experience can help simplify the process. Many factors must be considered when moving an application to the cloud:  applications component, network stack, management, security, and orchestration.

Posted on : 13 September 2011

Simplifying the Cloud On-Boarding Process… Securely

As we talk to customers, they typically look for ways to simplify the Cloud On-boarding process as they migrate application workloads between cloud environments.

In today’s virtualized data centers, migrating an entire application and its associated virtual machine(s) from site to site can be complex.

Posted on : 14 September 2011

Keeping Your Workloads Portable across Clouds

A hybrid cloud offers the promise of uniting resources across multiple cloud providers, including those running different virtualization technology stacks. Creating a resource pool that cuts across silos increases efficiency and flexibility relative to constraining a workload to some subset of the overall capacity.

Posted on : 21 September 2011

3 Strategies to go Green and Save Green with Dell and Intel

Researchers are proving that what is good for your data center and budget is also good for the environment. Here's a quick strategy guide on how to go green and positively impact your bottom line.

Posted on : 21 September 2011

Open Data Center Alliance℠ Announces Forecast 2012

Organization’s First Event to Provide Latest on Deployment of Solutions Based on Alliance Requirements, Address Today’s Most Pressing Challenges Facing Widespread Adoption of Cloud Computing.

Posted on : 31 January 2012

ODCA Shapes the Future of Cloud with Forecast 2012

One of the aspects I enjoy the most about the Open Data Center Alliance is the ability to “buy” and “sell” side players to come together for open conversations on how we collectively want to shape the cloud moving forward.  

Posted on : 10 April 2012


Marvin Wheeler

The Tipping Point for Cloud Computing: 2012

The computing industry has always required a significant depth of collaboration across companies to deliver the maximum benefit to end solutions.  From the birth of the PC, we’ve seen a broad ecosystem of partners and competitors sit side by side to discuss innovation and standards necessary to ensure customers receive both best of breed technologies, but with flexibility and choice to maximize ROI.

Posted on : 18 April 2012
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