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New standards group fuels cloud adoption

How the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) plans to stimulate cloud deployments without vendor bias.

Two years ago, the idea that a group led by end-user buyers could influence and accelerate the adoption of cloud services was met with some skepticism. Today, just months after the Open Data Center Alliance’s (ODCA’s) inaugural “coming out party” at Forecast 2012 – Shaping the Future of Cloud Computing, it’s all about optimism.

“We’re a strong group and together we have a strong voice,” says ODCA Chairman and Secretary Marvin Wheeler. “For us, the success of our first event is a stamp on our roadmap that says we’re real.”

  • The alliance was formed in 2010 as a consortium of global IT...

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