The Open Data Center Flash Seminar Series

Want to learn more about the Alliance's Usage Models and how to successfully integrate them into your cloud and big data strategies?

Our Flash Seminar Program is the right place for you to get a quick and essential tutorial that will help you achieve that goal. These live seminars are also ideal for you to get the answers to your questions from the experts that wrote our requirements and best practice papers.

Want to find out about the new solutions that are in alignment with the Alliance's Usage Models?

Then don't miss out on our Flash Seminars delivered by our Solution Provider Members that have already developed offerings following the ODCA requirements.

The Open Data Center Alliance Flash Seminars are free and open to the public. Sessions are held every other Tuesday at 8:00 am US PT and hosted by BrightTalk. And if you miss the live episode, achieved sessions are also available for viewing. So mark your calendar and start learning!

 



 
 
 

Upcoming Flash Seminars.

 

Take a look at our recent Flash Seminar episodes, and if you have any questions, or would like to learn more about a particular topic, please contact us.




 

Proposed Flash Seminar Calendar
Sep 2013 - April 2014


Date Topic Description
1-Oct. Compute Infrastructure as a Service Master Usage Model Learn about the ODCA Compute Infrastructure as a Service Master Usage Model from the experts who contributed to its creation. Find out how our members are using the standards and incorporating them into their cloud deployments and purchasing decisions.
15-Oct. Applying ODCA Usage Models - A Solution Provider's perspective The ODCA Master Usage Models for CIaaS and Service Orchestration provide the basis for how consumers want to receive cloud services. In order to put these models into production at scale, organizations rely on Solution Providers to align their product technology capabilities with established best practices. In this short webinar, ScienceLogic will describe how out-of-the-box solutions can align with these Usage Models to provide accelerated value.
5-Nov, 10:00 AM US PT. Information as a Service Usage Model Members of the ODCA technical committee will discuss the newly released Information as a Service MUM and how organizations can use these requirements today to address big data issues and challenges.

The start time for this presentation has been moved to 10 :00 am US PT to accommodate the time difference for the presenters from National Australia Bank.
19-Nov. Introduction to the Open Data Center Alliance This short introduction to the Open Data Center Alliance explains our vision, accomplishments and what is next for the organization. John will explain how members contribute to the creation and adoption of ODCA requirements and how you can get involved.
3-Dec. Data Security Usage Model ODCA technical experts discuss the Data Security UM and the considerations that went into its creation. Find out how our members are using the standards to drive more secure cloud deployments.
17-Dec, 10:00 AM US PT. Carbon Footprint & Energy Efficiency Proof of Concept Panel Discussion The ODCA worked with members to execute proof-of-concept (PoC) testing to investigate and validate the ODCA Usage Model: Carbon Footprint and Energy Efficiency. This panel discussion with the PoC authors will give an in-depth look at the test results and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

The start time for this presentation has been moved to 10:00 am US PT to accommodate the time difference for the presenters.
7-Jan. Software Defined Networking Usage Model Participate in this seminar to get a deeper understanding of the ODCA standards for SDN. Our technical experts will draw from their personal experience and highlight organizations using the UM.
21-Jan. SDN Solution Showcase: CohesiveFT Solutions and Services aligned with the Software Defined Networking MUM by CohesiveFT
4-Feb. Scale-Out Storage Master Usage Model Join this session to discuss the Scale-Out Storage MUM and to learn more about best practices for adopting the requirements.
18-Feb. Monitoring and Diagnostics of Software-defined networking with EMC’s Smarts tech The dynamic and flexible nature of cloud and software defined networking has compelling benefits, but it makes visibility and control of Service levels harder. For example: it’s hard to debug a performance issue in this fluid environment. It is for this reason that ODCA’s usage model on Software defined networking clearly highlights the requirement of monitoring and diagnostics of the service levels. EMC’s SMARTS technologies will solve this very problem. In this webinar EMC will discuss their SMARTS technology and how it addresses the monitoring and diagnostics requirements of the software defined networking usage model publication by the ODCA.
04-Mar, 8:00 - 8:45 AM ODCA Service Orchestration Use Cases and Customer Requirements Service orchestration is a paradigm that supports cloud providers in arranging, coordinating, and managing computing resources as a system of components and automated workflows that can be delivered as cloud services to cloud consumers. The scope of this involves three types of system components—the service layer, the resource abstraction and control layer, and the physical resource layer—which are the underlying foundations of the cloud provider’s offerings provided in a service catalog.

This webinar discusses content from the document, “ODCA Master Usage Model: Service Orchestration.” The session illustrates the usage model for service discovery and orchestration for cloud services. This usage model includes the components, repositories, data structures, conversation maps, and workflows that assist a cloud consumer in defining required services, and the associated cloud provider to orchestrate services to meet objectives determined by the cloud subscriber and for the appropriate context of use. It defines automation required for orchestration that includes programmatic interfaces, interaction patterns, control interfaces, and lifecycle management.

Presenters: Ryan Skipp, T-Systems & Stephanie Woolson, Lockheed Martin
Duration: 45 min
Link to Register: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9831/102753
12-Mar, 7:00 AM PST Cloud Maturity Model The Open Data Center Alliance Cloud Maturity Model (CMM) provides an end-to-end visualization for how the use of cloud in the enterprise develops over time (adoption roadmap) and how the enterprise’s ability to adopt cloud-based services within defined governance and control parameters increases.
8-Apr, 8:00 AM PST ODCA Solution Showcase: Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub solution Build and manage a Cloud ecosystem that can deliver financial and performance benefits: Learn how a powerful combination of cloud, global delivery model and Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub solution can deliver a trusted cloud ecosystem for your enterprise.

Link to Register: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9831/103175
17-Apr, 8:00 - 8:45 AM PST The Security of Big Data: An Enterprise Perspective Everyone knows that there are risks associated with moving enterprise data to a Cloud and everyone knows the huge potential that the analytics of Big Data can bring especially when using the Cloud, but what happens when these two converge.

The presentation will discuss some of the security and privacy challenges associated with Big Data in the Cloud and will present a number of key initiatives that the ODCA have done to support enterprises that wish to take this step.

Presenter: Ian Lamont, BMW Group
Duration: 45 min
Link to Register: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9831/102755
06-May, 8:00 - 8:45 AM PST The Open Data Center Alliance Usage Model Overview The Open Data Center Alliance is a not-for-profit organization aimed at accelerating enterprise cloud adoption by developing a unified vision of customer requirements.

This presentation will cover the purpose and structure of the ODCA work groups before diving deeper into the architectural framework and service tiers developed by the ODCA. We will discuss the work and publications completed by our members to accelerate cloud adoption. The final piece of the presentation will be to provide insight into current and future projects on the technical coordination committees road-map.

Presenter: Ryan Skipp, T-Systems & Catherine Spence, Intel
Duration: 45 min
Link to Register: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9831/109843
15-July, 8:00 - 8:45 AM PST Leveraging Application Deployment Automation in the Cloud Faster time to deployment is a vital component of cloud computing, regardless of what cloud platforms you are using. Automating the deployment of your applications can significantly speed up launch time and simplify management.

Dell Cloud Manager allows you to easily create reusable application blueprints. Design and configure an application stack once, then save for future use. Any authorized user can leverage the blueprint as a ready-made template, or simply deploy to the cloud platform of their choice at the click of a button. Using Chef or Puppet? We integrate with both - or you can use our built-in service catalog.

Attendees will learn how the following things can benefit any organization leveraging the cloud for application delivery:
  • Self-service provisioning
  • Service catalog
  • Configuration management tools

Dell Cloud Manager is a cloud infrastructure management solution that enables you to deploy and manage enterprise applications across public, private, or hybrid cloud environments. With Dell Cloud Manager’s single-pane-of-glass interface, it’s easy to centrally manage all your clouds with increased security, governance, and agility.

Presenter: James Urquhart, Director of Product Strategy, Cloud Systems Management, Dell Software
Duration: 45 min
Link to Register: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9831/114529


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