Definition

ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance)

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is an independent information technology (IT) consortium whose goal is to develop a unified vision of cloud requirements. 

Formed in 2010, the ODCA is led by a steering committee of senior IT executives from BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, NTT Corp., National Australia Bank, Terramark, T-Systems International, The Walt Disney Company and UBS. The ODCA has more than 320 member companies. Intel Corp. acts as the group’s technical advisor. 

In June 2011, the ODCA published eight Open Data Center Usage Models to provide enterprises with the information they need to begin moving IT operations to the cloud. The usage models describe the challenges and requirements for cloud deployment in four categories: secure cloud federation, cloud infrastructure automation, common management and transparent cloud service delivery. Since then, the ODCA has enhanced the existing models and published new ones, such as the Compute Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Master Usage Model, the Software Defined Networking (SDN) Master Usage Model and the Scale-Out Storage Master Usage Model.

 

 

 

Contributor(s): Kim Hefner
This was last updated in July 2013
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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