-- Organization's leadership from BMW, Capgemini and UBS to discuss adoption of ODCA enterprise cloud usage models, welcome Structure community and ODCA members to pre-event reception
LONDON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced that Mario Mueller, ODCA chair and VP of IT Infrastructure at BMW, will speak at GigaOM's Structure:Europe taking place in London on September 18 and 19 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Mueller will speak at 9:40 on September 18 when he will review BMW's enterprise cloud implementation, which is based on ODCA usage models and requirements. Mueller will be joined at Structure by ODCA leadership from Capgemini and UBS who will discuss how their companies are working within ODCA during a September 19 interactive panel discussion that is open to all Structure attendees. ODCA is also announcing that it is sponsoring the pre-event evening reception taking place on Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30pm, when ODCA leadership will welcome Structure participants and ODCA members to Structure:Europe.
"We're thrilled to once again be partnering with GigaOM Structure and look forward to hosting the pre-event reception where Structure attendees will have opportunity to meet ODCA leadership and interact with the ODCA members who are driving the enterprise ready cloud," said Marvin Wheeler, executive director, Open Data Center Alliance. "Structure:Europe is an important event for bringing the European cloud community together and a great venue for ODCA leadership to demonstrate how ODCA usage models make it easier and faster for enterprises to migrate data center IT operations to the cloud and to deliver cloud services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in."
ODCA was launched in 2010 and since then the organization has released over 20 enterprise cloud and big data usage models and requirements documents focused on Secure Federation, Automation, Common Management and Policy, and Transparency, and including Compute Infrastructure as a Service (CIaaS), Cloud Based Identity Governance and Auditing, Data Security, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Long Distance Migration, Platform as a Service (PaaS) Interoperability, Scale-out Storage, Software Defined Networking and Virtual Machine Interoperability. These usage models have been extremely instrumental in the development of new products from cloud solution and service providers and have been adopted by ODCA leadership companies representing a wide range of vertical market segments and including BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Lockheed Martin, NAB, NTT Data, T-Systems, UBS and Verizon Terremark. All ODCA usage models are available for download on the ODCA website.
The ODCA schedule of events at Structure:Europe includes:
Tuesday, September 17, 5:30pm – ODCA Leadership Reception with a welcome announcement from ODCA leadership taking place at the Living Room, Tower Bridge, and Open to all ODCA Members.
Wednesday, September 18, 9:40am – Mueller will discuss the BMW cloud strategy and the ODCA usage models used in the implementation. The BMW ODCA enterprise ready cloud is highlighted in a video and discussed in detail in the recently released Open Data Center Alliance: Private Cloud Strategy at BMW white paper. The paper has been developed to serve as a model for helping other enterprises establish their own path to the cloud, and as a resource solution providers can use to identify requirements for enterprise ready cloud service delivery. Mueller's presentation is open to all Structure attendees.
Thursday, September 19, 10:35am – ODCA leadership from Capgemini and UBS will review how their companies are working within ODCA, strategies for driving the enterprise ready cloud based on ODCA usage models and requirements, and opportunities for getting involved in ODCA. This session is open to all Structure attendees.
Industry analysts, journalists and bloggers interested in meeting with ODCA leadership at Structure:Europe should contact Russ DeVeau at email@example.com
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. In support of its mission, the Alliance has delivered the first customer requirements for cloud computing and big data documented in Open Data Center Usage Models which identify member prioritized requirements to resolve the most pressing challenges facing cloud adoption. ODCA is led by a twelve member steering committee. Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance. Forecast is ODCA's premier cloud computing event where ODCA leadership and its members come together with industry to address best practices for the adoption of enterprise ready cloud implementations. Forecast 2014 dates and locations will be announced later this year. More information about ODCA publications and membership can be found at the organization's website: www.opendatacenteralliance.org, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, Twitter, and YouTube.
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