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Open Data Center Alliance

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  • ODCA: 2010 to the Future
    ODCA: 2010 to the Future
    George Goodman Recorded: Jul 28 2016 24 mins
    Executive Director, George Goodman, reviews the history of the Open Data Center Alliance and outlines where the organization is heading.
  • Cloud Maturity Model 3.0
    Cloud Maturity Model 3.0
    Ryan Skipp, T-Systems; William Dupley, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Brett Philp, Experis Recorded: Feb 18 2016 61 mins
    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: Magnifying Business Value
    DevOps: Magnifying Business Value
    Gunnar Menzel, ODCA President, Chief Architect Capgemini Infra Recorded: Jan 27 2016 46 mins
    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.
  • Coexistence: Hybrid Cloud Deployments & Enterprise Systems
    Coexistence: Hybrid Cloud Deployments & Enterprise Systems
    Ryan Skipp, T-Systems Recorded: Nov 10 2015 55 mins
    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 Brokering
    Cloud Service Brokering
    Anand Chaganty, Product Manager & Prasanna Sridhar, Senior Technology Architect, Infosys Recorded: Mar 17 2015 48 mins
    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 & ODCA - Setting New Standards in the Cloud Market
    Capgemini & ODCA - Setting New Standards in the Cloud Market
    Lance Friend, Senior Vice President Dynamic Services, Infrastructure Services, Capgemini Recorded: Feb 17 2015 33 mins
    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.
  • Private Cloud Strategy at China Unicom
    Private Cloud Strategy at China Unicom
    Haoyang Lu, Manager for New Service/Technology Innovation, IT & eCommerce Business Dept. of China Unicom Group Recorded: Jan 13 2015 34 mins
    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.
  • T-Systems Cloud Broker
    T-Systems Cloud Broker
    Stefan Gehring, Consultant for the GDC Cloud Readiness and Management Solutions at T-Systems Recorded: Nov 18 2014 42 mins
    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
  • Software Defined Networking - What's New?
    Software Defined Networking - What's New?
    Chris Swan, CTO at CohesiveFT & Kevin Clarke, Director of Cloud Engineering at Verizon Terremark Recorded: Nov 13 2014 45 mins
    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.
  • Inside look at HP Helion Development Platform
    Inside look at HP Helion Development Platform
    Join Nick Walker, Product Manager, HP Helion Development Platform Recorded: Oct 28 2014 46 mins
    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.

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