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.
The Cloud Maturity Model (CMM) is one of the most widely utilized tools published by the Open Data Center Alliance. Gain a deeper knowledge of the CMM and the best-practices that have shaped this visionary tool over the past five years.
The objective of the CMM is to help enterprises:
- Evaluate where its IT organization stands in its ability to adopt and integrate cloud services
- Benchmark its IT organization against other industry adopters of cloud
- Build a custom roadmap for their organization towards establishing more effective Hybrid IT – integrating cloud services to improve, not just change, their IT offering and aligned to their specific needs and objectives.
Public- and private-sector organizations have used the ODCA’s CMM to guide wide-scale implementations including the selection of cloud solutions and services. Many forward-thinking vendors integrate ODCA best practices into product and service roadmaps to support open standards and interoperability.
Hear from the primary contributors to version 3.0 of the Cloud Maturity Model. These technology and business executives represent top, global enterprise IT organizations who are on the leading-edge of cloud adoption and organizational maturity.
DevOps addresses inefficiencies that result from keeping operations and development in separate silos. By connecting development and operations, enterprise IT departments can begin to break down the walls.
DevOps defines a set of roles and responsibilities focused on reducing risk in IT deployments and projects. The result is maximized automation, elimination of human error, increased consistency, and reduced time spent on the outages, as well as error detection and prevention brought about by unstable environments.
In this webinar, ODCA president, Gunnar Menzel, will share perspectives on the DevOps concept, focusing on key challenges it can help resolve and the benefits it can provide.
Business and IT leaders are understandably reluctant to retire considerable, legacy investment in technology, people, and processes due to security, risk, and regulatory compliance obligations. This creates a hybrid IT deployment model: an on-premise landscape of existing or legacy systems and off-premise cloud deployment of suitable IT capability.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) believes that integration of cloud deployments with enterprise landscapes should consider people, process, technology, and operating models. Doing so encourages faster cloud adoption, leverages existing enterprise investments in IT landscape and helps govern safe cloud adoption through effective risk and compliance management.
Join this free webinar and download a whitepaper published by ODCA and top member companies.
Cloud service brokerage is an emerging hot topic for cloud computing. These intermediary services are positioned between the cloud subscriber and one or more cloud providers, to enable fast and on-demand provisioning. This presentation will explore the new ODCA Cloud Services Brokering technical paper including key considerations and usage scenarios.
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.
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.
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