Alliance Launches Cloud Contest

Conquering the Cloud Challenge is a contest by the Open Data Center Alliance, which seeks to find best practices for cloud and data center solutions.

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) recently announced a competition to find best practices for cloud and data center solutions, with a $10,000 prize.

The “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” is open to corporations, universities and non-profits, which are in the planning stages, developing solutions, or have already implemented cloud-based solutions. One grand prize winner ($10,000) and four category winners ($1,000 each) will be selected by an expert panel of judges.

“Our members are among the leading edge in cloud implementation; a competition like this opens the door for them to share their best practices and share them with corporations and institutions across the globe,” said Marvin Wheeler, chief strategy officer, Terremark and ODCA steering committee chairman. “We are excited to see what members and other leading institutions have been working on internally as well as what groundbreaking methods to deploy and measure cloud success have been developed and implemented.”

The best practices should be in these categories:

  • Secure Cloud On-Boarding of Enterprise Applications;
  • Application Resiliency in the Cloud;
  • Identity Management in the New Hybrid Cloud World;
  • and Interoperability of Applications and Workloads Across Many Clouds and Platforms.

For complete rules see www.opendatacenteralliance.org/contest. Questions about the competition can be sent to [email protected].

About The Open Data Center Alliance

The Open Data Center Alliance is an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements.

The Alliance is led by a 12-member steering committee which includes IT leaders from BMW, Capgemini, China Life, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank, Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions and Services and UBS. Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance.

See related Data Center Knowledge coverage of ODCA, Open Data Center Alliance Publishes Usage Models.

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