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New Open Data Center Alliance Cloud Maturity Model Delivers a Roadmap for Enterprise Cloud Adoption Provides organizations with a practical tool for modernizing IT infrastructure to meet evolving enterprise cloud computing requirements

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today announced that it has updated its Cloud Maturity Model (CMM) to include five levels of cloud maturity and maturity models for Software as a Service (SaaS), PaaS (Platform as a Service), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Information as a Service (Info-aaS). The paper reviews both the business and technology issues associated with each level of cloud maturity and has been developed to serve as a roadmap enterprises can use to plan cloud adoption strategies and implementations based on ODCA usage models and requirements.

The ODCA CMM provides an end-to-end visualization of how the enterprise cloud develops over time, starting with no cloud adoption and progressing through five maturity levels that eventually lead to defining an enterprise's capabilities and requirements for deploying full-scale federated cloud services that are open, secure and interoperable. The CMM represents the enterprise's ability to sustainably adopt cloud services within defined governance and control parameters and includes assessment of cloud architecture, infrastructure, information and management. Organizations can use the CMM to identify where they currently are on the cloud maturity model and to determine where they want to be in the future based on the enterprise's unique business goals and criteria outlined in the CMM.

"The ODCA Cloud Maturity Model is an important resource for enterprises just beginning to establish a path to cloud and for enterprises already deploying cloud services and solutions," said Ryan Skipp, Portfolio and Solution Development at DTAG/T-Systems and Chair of the ODCA Manageability and Services Workgroup. "The CMM provides information that can be used immediately to analyze enterprise cloud readiness and as a business and technology roadmap for continuously adding new services as enterprise cloud requirements evolve."

The Cloud Maturity Model has been developed within ODCA's Manageability and Services Workgroup with input from ODCA members AT&T, BMW, The Walt Disney Company, Intel, National Australia Bank (NAB) and T-Systems. The paper is part of ODCA's extensive library of output that includes over 25 usage models and requirements focused on enterprise cloud computing and big data. ODCA usage models have been instrumental in the development of new products from cloud vendors and solution providers and when specified using PEAT, ODCA's online Proposal Engine Assistant Tool, have proven to dramatically streamline enterprise cloud RFP (Request for Proposal) processes. The CMM is available for free download on the ODCA website.

About The Open Data Center Alliance
The Open Data Center Alliance℠ is an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements. The organization is led by a fourteen member steering committee, which includes representatives from BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Infosys, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank (NAB), NTT Data, SAP, T-Systems, UBS, Verizon Terremark and The Walt Disney Company. Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance. ODCA hosts a Flash Webinar Series every other Tuesday at 8:00am US PT. These public events are one of the best ways to get to know ODCA usage models from the ODCA members who worked on creating the documents. View the calendar and register to attend the webinars on the ODCA Flash Webinar page. More information about ODCA publications and membership can be found at the organization's website: www.opendatacenteralliance.org, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, Twitter, and YouTube.

Contact:
Russ DeVeau
Open Data Center Alliance
russ@mail.opendatacenteralliance.org
908-251-1549 mobile/text

SOURCE Open Data Center Alliance



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