Posted By Rich Miller On October 28, 2010 @ 3:59 pm In Companies | No Comments
Does the data center sector need another industry group? Intel and a group of major IT end users thinks so. Yesterday they launched the Open Data Center Alliance , a “vendor agnostic” consortium that intends to use the collective buying power of its members to shape technical requirements for data center and cloud infrastructure based on open, interoperable solutions.
The Open Data Center Alliance says its members represent $50 billion in collective IT spending, and are committed to a Usage Model Roadmap that will guide their data center and cloud purchasing decisions.
Intel serves as the technical advisor for the group, which is led by a steering committee composed of BMW, China Life, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank, Shell, Terremark and UBS.
“We believe the Open Data Center Alliance will quickly become a leading voice of the IT community,” said Marvin Wheeler, Chief Strategy Officer, Terremark, and Open Data Center Alliance Chairman and Secretary. “As a member of this Alliance, Terremark is helping to set the direction for how emerging technologies are developed and implemented in the future.”
The Open Data Center Alliance joins a number of other industry groups focused on standards, advocacy or end-user education, a group that includes The Green Grid, Data Center Pulse, AFCOM, the 7×24 Exchange, BICSI, The Critical Facilities Roundtable and The Uptime Institute, along with a growing number of smaller groups incubating on LinkedIn and other social media.
Here’s a look at coverage of the alliance’s launch from major IT publications:
Here’s a video from the Open Data Center Alliance providing an overview of its mission:
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URLs in this post:
 Open Data Center Alliance: http://www.opendatacenteralliance.org
 ReadWriteCloud: http://www.readwriteweb.com/cloud/2010/10/a-group-of-companies-have.php
 GigaOm: http://gigaom.com/cloud/can-intel-and-50b-in-it-budgets-achieve-open-clouds/
 The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/27/intel_cloud_2015/
 Server Farming (Tech Target): http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/server-farm/it-execs-wave-50-billion-budget-purse-to-drive-cloud-computing-standards/
 ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/intel-plays-ringleader-as-open-data-center-alliance-launches/40990?tag=mantle_skin;content
 InformationWeek: http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/hosted/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228000190&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All
 InfoWorld: http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/big-businesses-get-serious-about-open-cloud-326
 ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/intel-plays-ringleader-as-open-data-center-alliance-launches/40990
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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