What exactly 'Open Cloud' means for Open Data Center Alliance
For the Open Data Center Alliance, 'open' stands for open solutions built upon open standards.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), a consortium with more than 400 members which is dedicated to accelerating adoption of interoperable solutions and services for cloud computing, aims to clear the 'open cloud' confusion with a paper explaining what the term means.
In the paper, the members of the ODCA, which includes Intel, Infosys, BMW, Microsoft among others, have tried to explain what 'open' means for them.
"The technology industry has spent the last several years assigning the term 'open' to all manner of new trade associations and initiatives. Now it has so many meanings, it’s actually become fodder for debate. As members of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), we can start by stating what “open” means to us," the paper stated.