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Bringing together the best IT minds to shape cloud computing's future

The Open Data Center AllianceSM is working actively to shape the future of cloud computing — a future based on open, interoperable standards. Our membership includes more than 300 companies spanning multiple continents and industries. We welcome companies who share our vision of seamless, secure cloud computing.

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Capgemini & ODCA - Setting New Standards in the Cloud Market Capgemini and Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) have been working closely together for the past 4 years to develop the standards and approaches needed by the Cloud market place. Capgemini sees the Cloud as another form of IT service delivery provisioning in the same way of ‘grid’ or ‘mainframe computing’ in the past. It is viewed as one, valuable element of the balanced IT portfolio required by our clients. However, they also believe that the ‘easy to consume’ style of cloud is something that can be carried over into all areas of IT services supply through the orchestration of IT services. This presentation illustrates how Capgemini is continuing to develop hybrid IT services with its customers and the ODCA, helping the industry capitalize on opportunities presented by various forms of cloud services. Read more >
Feb 17 2015
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  • Capgemini and Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) have been working closely together for the past 4 years to develop the standards and approaches needed by the Cloud market place. Capgemini sees the Cloud as another form of IT service delivery provisioning in the same way of ‘grid’ or ‘mainframe computing’ in the past. It is viewed as one, valuable element of the balanced IT portfolio required by our clients. However, they also believe that the ‘easy to consume’ style of cloud is something that can be carried over into all areas of IT services supply through the orchestration of IT services. This presentation illustrates how Capgemini is continuing to develop hybrid IT services with its customers and the ODCA, helping the industry capitalize on opportunities presented by various forms of cloud services.
  • This presentation introduces China Unicom’s private cloud strategy from the enterprise IT user’s perspective and shares the methodology and best practices how China Unicom leverage ODCA to develop its private cloud adoption plan and apply the usage models to deploy the cloud solutions. It also introduces the new focus of ODCA2.0 and shares the view of China Unicom how the industry could collaborate to move forwards.
  • In this presentation Stefan will provide an inside look at the T-Systems cloud broker. Join this presentation to get an overview of the following key topics and qualify for a free trial offer.

    Key Topics:
    - Multi-Cloud challenges
    - Key elements of the TSI Cloud Broker
    - Architecture
    - Conclusion / Trial offer
  • This presentation will give a look at the Open Data Center Alliance rev 2.0 software defined networking (SDN) usage model that incorporates network function virtualization, and five new usage scenarios.

    SDN is no longer considered an emerging technology; the technology is proven, although it is still at an early stage in its life cycle. In comparison, NFV is at an earlier stage of development, but because the technology effectively complements SDN and is important to service providers, NFV is likely to be widely adopted across the industry.

    To improve evaluations and decision making, IT departments and cloud subscribers will require standard features and defined metrics. The ODCA recognizes the need for the adoption of SDN and NFV in IaaS and management solutions that incorporate standard mechanisms to better manage network services. This presentation specifies actions and processes to advance development of practical solutions that help lower management complexity and costs, especially in heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments.
  • Tired of coding constraints and complexity, vendor lock-in, and under-performing apps? The HP Helion Development Platform can help. Start rapidly developing, deploying, and delivering cloud-native applications. Learn how HP is using open source such as Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Docker to change and accelerate developing cloud-native applications. Get an inside look at the architecture of the HP Helion Development Platform, details on how it works and why. Learn how to push code to the platform in one simple click, scale an application and how the platform supports the needs of developers with a polyglot runtime, frameworks and highly available services.
  • This presentation will cover all of the major market and technology trends we see today and predict for the next 3 to 5 years.

    This will include, Cloud, Big Data, Open Stack, Convergence, Flash/SSD, etc.
  • The cloud computing market continues to grow as rapidly as ever and yet, only a small portion of the true value of cloud has been realized.

    Interoperability, portability and security are some of the biggest roadblocks slowing down the advancement of the cloud. The ability to port data, applications and share cloud services across multiple environments, while ensuring data protection and transparency is on top of every organization’s wish list today. A standardized set of principles can assist these organizations in utilizing the offerings of the cloud to the fullest.

    In this roundtable discussion, hear about the current state of cloud standards, the latest developments and how these changes affect your organization and the industry as a whole.

    Moderator:
    Steven Woodward, Canadian Cloud Council (cCc)

    Panelists:
    Dave Casper, Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA)
    Alex McDonald, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
    Winston Bumpus, Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
    Claude Baudoin, Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC)

    Join this webinar live for an opportunity to engage in a discussion with the leading minds in the industry!
  • Join this session to hear about SAP's Private Cloud Strategy. SAP is currently driving radical simplification of our entire product stack, and a key enabler to that is our Private Cloud. We'll discuss SAP's external HANA Enterprise Cloud, and how moving our core to the cloud has been important to us.
  • Enterprises are undergoing rapid innovation of data centers to keep pace with today's business challenges. In this keynote,Correy Voo, ODCA President and Infrastructure CTO at UBS, will share the progress of ODCA's work in delivering requirements for data center services and chart ODCA's goals and charter for the next phase of widespread adoption of the cloud. Attendees will walk away with a clear path on deriving value from ODCA in shaping their cloud strategies and accelerating solutions availability in the market.
  • While public cloud computing continues to mature as a technology, those in charge of public cloud solutions within enterprises adopt the technology at their own pace, and for their own reasons. Indeed, they are all on separate journeys, but with many of the same business objectives. In order to determine the progress of enterprises’ journey to the public cloud, Gigaom created a survey designed to understanding what is happening within enterprises that are adopting public cloud computing.

    Key items discovered in this survey include:

    1. The use of public cloud computing is quickly expanding, and most organizations already exploit public cloud-based resources to run both critical and non-critical business systems.

    2. Application development and testing are among the highest value uses of leveraging the public cloud, and most enterprises have moved from proof of concept to actual deployments in the last few years.

    3. A larger number of business units leverage public cloud resources that are made up largely of AWS and a few other public cloud providers.

    4. A surprising number of public cloud instances support the daily operations of many businesses, with a smaller percentage emerging as heavy users that leverage a massive amount of public cloud resources.

    5. First cloud projects are a thing of the past, with most working on their second, third, or more major cloud deployments.

    6. Change management and cloud governance are becoming more commonplace and accepted by enterprises.

    In this lunchtime keynote presentation, David Linthicum provides a look at what’s occurring right now as enterprises move to public clouds using real data from real adopters. What’s more, Linthicum will provide predictions around what is likely to occur in the world of cloud computing in 2015 and 2016, as well as recommendations around how you can exploit changes and growth of cloud-based platforms to your own best advantage.

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