How to create business value through effective Software Entitlement management in the cloud?
Effective management of Software licensing and entitlements is critical, and yet challenging in cloud deployments. Read through this blog post for some insights on the scale of this problem, and a framework to create a win-win outcome for software consumers and software producers.
Written by: Pankaj Fichadia
Chair, Regulation Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance
Enabling cloud provider excellence by optimizing Service Orchestration
It is practical to inquire why ODCA made Service Orchestration a key usage model initiative. Included in the post is a high level explanation of the key elements to this model and how they link up with the CIaaS model.
Since the Open Data Center Alliance’s launch two years ago, one of the greatest values for our members is the opportunity to engage with peers as company’s grapple with the implementation of cloud services both inside their corporate data centers and with cloud service providers
Here are some thoughts and a retrospective view of the ‘making’ of the Commercial Framework, the challenges overcome, and key design decisions influencing the the ODCA Regulation and Ecosystem working group members in defining requirements for agile, safe and standardised cloud contracts...
Here are some of the highlights of all the speakers & panels that were held in the room at Forecast 2012 devoted to the topic of Innovation - we talked about Hardware, Software, and, of course, Open Stanadards...
We've had our first 2 keynotes presented, first from Curt Aubley - VP & CTO Cyber Security & NexGen Innovation at Lockheed Martin and second from Andy Brown - UBS Group CTO & Client Facing Technologies CIO - here's some takeaways from what they said...
One of the challenges in understanding the cloud is getting a firm grasp of the many multi-disciplinary components that make up a mature cloud computing stack. Though a number of vendors promise complete “cloud in a box” style solutions, no such thing truly exists. To make matters worse, each layer of the stack will carry the word “management” in different contexts. One of the most critical components of a cloud thus lacks a well-understood definition.
How innovative can cloud infrastructure hardware get?
What’s the future of cloud hardware infrastructure? Good question. As more workloads flow into webscale clouds , the push is on towring the most oomph out of low-cost standard hardware. Efforts like the Facebook-initiated Open Compute Project (now the Open Compute Foundation) are key examples of this.
We’re just one week away from Forecast 2012, can you feel the excitement in the air? The discussion around cloud has been building – it’s almost atmospheric. Forecast 2012 is going to be fantastic! If you’re not able to make it you’ll be missing out on some great discussion around cloud, security, big data, and more…
For anyone that hasn’t heard yet, on June 12, 2012, the ODCA will be hosting its first major event, called Forecast 2012, which is being co-located with the 10th International Cloud Expo (which runs from 6/11 to 6/14). All of this will be held in the very nice Javits Center in New York City. OK, so far, some of you heard: “another trade show in another conference center,” so why am I so excited?
Forecast 2012 – Enterprise Cloud Best Practices Panel
Mid June will see me winging my way to New York City to attend Forecast 2012, a one day event arranged by the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Forecast is touted as an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise through presentations, technical workgroups and the all important networking opportunities....
UBS CTO Andy Brown will be a keynote speaker at Forecast 2012 event
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced that UBS CTO Andy Brown will be a keynote speaker at Forecast 2012 event. Brown plans to address enterprise requirements for the cloud and comment on the progress of industry delivery of solutions based on the ODCA usage models.