SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) announced today that Infosys, a global consulting and technology leader, has joined ODCA as a contributing member.
Infosys will contribute its proven expertise in cloud and big data to ODCA's mission of developing a unified vision for an enterprise's cloud and big data requirements based on open, interoperable standards. Infosys will contribute to working groups that will focus on strengthening industry standards in areas like interoperability, manageability, businesses processes and governance.
- With the addition of Infosys, ODCA membership has now grown to include more than 320 companies from around the world.
- ODCA is led by a steering committee which includes IT leaders from BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, Disney Technology Solutions and Services, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank (NAB), NTT Data, T-Systems, Terremark and UBS. Companies join ODCA as Contributor Members, Solution Provider Members and Adopter Members.
Marvin Wheeler, Executive Director, Open Data Center Alliance:
"Leading organizations worldwide are adopting ODCA usage models to solve some of the most pressing issues enterprises face when moving operations to the cloud. We welcome the deep industry experience Infosys brings to ODCA where hundreds of leading IT experts, cloud solution providers and service providers are working together to develop the next generation of enterprise-ready cloud and big data implementations based on ODCA requirements."
Vishnu Bhat, Vice President and Global Head, Cloud, Infosys:
"As a cloud ecosystem integrator, this collaboration with ODCA allows Infosys to connect with industry leaders in the areas of cloud and big data while contributing to standards that will accelerate cloud adoption. As enterprise adoption of hybrid cloud environments gain momentum, orchestrating and governing cloud services, while also addressing the need for interoperability and integration, gain significance. Collaborating with ODCA will accelerate our efforts to establish enterprise-ready cloud ecosystems for our clients."
Any company interested in contributing to the advancement of enterprise-ready cloud and big data solutions - as a contributing member, solution provider or adopter member - is welcome to join ODCA. Information about how to become a member is available on the ODCA website.
About The Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center Alliance(SM) 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 organization is led by a twelve member steering committee. Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance. ODCA is the host of Forecast, ODCA's premier big data and cloud computing event where attendees expand their network of cloud and big data professionals, have real business conversations about big data analytics and cloud computing, learn about best practices for building and deploying enterprise ready cloud implementations, and get the latest information on ODCA usage models. Forecast takes place once a year, with Forecast 2013 hosted in San Francisco on June 17 and 18. More information about Alliance publications and membership can be found at the organization's website: http://www.opendatacenteralliance.org, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, Twitter, and YouTube.
ODCA was launched in 2010 and since then its workgroups have already released 22 publications outlining end-user requirements for enterprise-ready cloud and big data implementations. These frameworks, guides and best practices are documented in ODCA usage models and include requirements for: Cloud Based Identity Governance and Auditing, Cloud Based Identity Provisioning, Compute Infrastructure as a Service (CiaS), Data Security, Identity Management Interoperability, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Privileged User Access, Interoperability Across Clouds, Platform as a Service (PaaS) Interoperability, Service Orchestration, Security Monitoring, Single Sign On (SSO) Authentication, Software Entitlement Management and VM Interoperability. The full list of usage models is available on the ODCA website.
Infosys is a global leader in business consulting and technology solutions. As a proven partner focused on building tomorrow's enterprise, Infosys enables clients in more than 30 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve.
Ranked in the top tier of Forbes' 100 most innovative companies, Infosys - with $7.4B in annual revenues and 150,000+ employees - provides enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. We help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data and cloud computing.
Visit http://www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.
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