USAGE MODELS. The Alliance published eight Open Data Center Usage Models in June 2011 and since this time has delivered enhancements to existing Usage Models as well as published new Usage Models addressing additional customer requirements for the cloud. These member-defined requirements document the most pressing challenges and needed solutions for cloud deployment in four categories: Secure Federation, Automation, Common Management & Policy, and Transparency. They will help shape Alliance members' planning and purchasing, and highlight requests for providers to deliver solutions based on the requirements.
We anticipate quick industry response to the requirements, initial POCs of solutions beginning in 2012. This could accelerate over $50 billion in cloud service investments and is expected to save $25 billion through IT operational efficiency due to cloud adoption.
RFP Verbiage Integration In March, 2012, the Alliance published updates to the majority of Usage Models to include standard RFP verbiage to help facilitate and accelerate member adoption of open cloud resources. Check for the PEAT logo below for Usage Models featuring RFP verbiage integration.