Alliance pushes for cloud standards

The Open Data Center Alliance has published a cloud usage model of measures it wants IT vendors to adopt
Written by Kevin Kwang, Contributor on

The Open Data Center Alliance wants to put users' voice at the forefront and establish cloud standards in routine processes as well as in security measures for IT vendors.

To this end, the alliance introduced its first usage model references on Tuesday. According to Adrian Kunzle, managing director and global head of engineering and architecture at JPMorgan Chase, the alliance released these "user-driven" cloud usage models and datacentre requirements based on what its members think are the most pressing challenges facing enterprise IT today.

The eight "foundational Open Data Center Usage Models" put forward by the coalition outlined specific innovations in security, automation, common management and service transparency required for the widespread adoption of cloud services, Kunzle wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

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