Today, IT leaders representing cloud services and solutions, enterprise IT and standards organizations shared their vision for cloud computing at Open Data Center Alliance Forecast 2012. In the opening keynote, Lockheed Martin’s Curt Aubley said that the industry is at the tipping point of broad scale cloud deployment as the industry embraces benefits such as cost-efficiency, agility and innovation. During the second keynote, Andy Brown with UBS told the audience that the cloud is empowering the entire organization, and pointed to investments in Big Data, sustainability and security. ODCA Forecast 2012 also marked the debut of two new usage models; the Alliance now has 14 usage models in total that address the top IT priorities that will drive widespread cloud adoption. The Alliance today also launched the Member Engagement and Education Tool (MEET), which will enhance networking and sharing among ODCA members. Intel is technical advisor to the ODCA. For more information on ODCA Forecast2012, please visit www.opendatacenteralliance.org/forecast2012 or the ODCA newsroom.
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