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ODCA 2014 Solution Summit - Increase what you know about your customer needs

Ortega_Pittman ‎03-21-2014 09:56 AM - edited ‎03-21-2014 12:07 PM

Bay.jpgI had a great experience at the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) Solution Summit this week by the bay in Monterey, Ca.  The ODCA announced their upcoming Forecast 2014 sponsors.   HP Cloud is a   Platinum sponsor and will be co-hosting a hackathon at the event with   Intel.   Having the opportunity to be HP Cloud’s liaison to ODCA, I find the professional relationship an open door to innovation for global data centers and cloud computing. 


The Solution Summit held on March 19, 2014, was hosted by the   ODCA Board. It offered me and my team leaders an opportunity to sit down with customers and listen to what their business challenges are and share what options HP Cloud has to offer across the portfolio. One of the most memorable parts of the event was listening to BMW VP of Infrastructure and ODCA Chairman and Secretary, Mario Mueller discuss his over 3M car connections to BMW data centers.  The ODCA provides BMW direct influence into the ODCA usage models.  These member-defined requirements document the most pressing challenges and needed solutions for cloud deployment in four categories: Secure Federation, Automation, Common Management & Policy, and Transparency. They will help shape Alliance members' planning and purchasing, and highlight requests for providers to deliver solutions based on the requirements. Understanding these models can help you understand what your enterprise end users are looking for.


In a conversation with Mario he shared his enthusiasm for the partnership ODCA provides his business.  Correy Voo, CTO at UBS and ODCA President also shared how pleased he is with the growing eco-system within the ODCA and the opportunity to engage colleagues and customers as trusted advisors across the community.


Stay tuned, as we progress towards the Forecast event on September 22-24, 2014 in San Francisco. If you are interested in participating, you can register here.


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About the Author


Ortega has been working for HP for 7 years across their Global Marketing organization. "Tega" is an HP Cloud Senior Marketing leader accelerating messaging around HP Cloud Solutions. Her professional passions range from but are not limited to: globalized messaging on cloud solutions, learning from, interacting with, & influencing enterprise executives in their IT & business model investment strategies. Tega enjoys sharing her social media voice, global network experience, and innovative thoughts. In addition, she keeps her followers connected on world events, industry trends, & global demands that impact the need for technology solutions. Her professional passion stems in outreach to decision makers from startups to enterprise who want to change the world. Tega offers inspiration to her followers that they embrace becoming or comtinue to expand as "forward thinkers". Let's do this! Your enterprise is counting on you.

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