Open Data Center Usage Models: Solution Providers Respond

Last week was a big week for technology news, Ultrabooks, Ivy Bridge, Memcache records broken, and the big Intel & Android announcement were all chart toppers from IDF.  As we've pointed out before, the data center was not left out of the action!  Specifically the Open Data Center Alliance made a splash at IDF with major announcements.

To start there is the collaboration between the ODCA and the Facebook-led Open Compute Project.  Second is the announcement of the "Conquer the Cloud" competition.  Have a cloud implementation you would like to share?  You could win $10,000… Lastly the ODCA shared the Solution Providers members' response to the ODCA usage models that launched not too long ago.

In this 25-minute video ODCA Solution Providers representatives from Citrix, Dell, EMC, Red Hat, and VMware present how they are working towards addressing the key requirements of ODCA usage models for automation, common management & policy, secure federation, and transparency.