CHICAGO, IL — March 13, 2013 — CohesiveFT today announced it has joined the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), a distinctive consortium of global IT experts committed to being a unified voice for emerging data center and cloud computing requirements. As a Solution Provider Member, CohesiveFT joins the ranks of firms such as BMW, Capgemini, Disney Technology Solutions and Services, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Terremark, and UBS.
CohesiveFT brings expertise in enterprise IT cloud adoption to the ODCA and the company will focus on leading discussions on best practices for cloud migration and spotlighting trends and issues with the open, interoperable delivery of compute infrastructure as a service, and cloud security.
Chris Swan, CohesiveFT CTO and former ODCA board member with UBS said, “It’s great to be rejoining the infrastructure working group and contributing to new usage model development in areas like Software Defined Networking (SDN).”
The Open Data Center Alliance is comprised of more than 300 companies that represent over $100 billion in annual IT spending. The Alliance’s primary work is the publication of usage models that give detailed definitions of IT requirements to address specific challenges and priorities in data center evolution and, specifically, cloud deployment.
About The ODCA
The Open Data Center Alliance was formed in 2010 as a unique consortium of leading global IT organizations. We are led by a steering committee of senior IT executives from BMW, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank, Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions and Services, and UBS. Intel Corporation serves as the organization’s technical advisor. We came together to deliver a unified voice for emerging data center and cloud computing requirements. Our mission is to speed the migration to cloud computing by enabling the solution and service ecosystem to address IT requirements with the highest level of interoperability and standards.
CohesiveFT enables enterprises to run business operations in the cloud. Our solutions help migrate, transform and extend both customer facing systems and internal operational platforms. CohesiveFT lets enterprises build on existing IT resources, save money on a single, upfront migration and focus on an application-centric view of integration, governance and security.
The Cloud Container provides cloud infrastructure products and services allowing enterprises to safely migrate through a logical set of steps. The Cloud Container consists of VNS3, Server3, Context3 and coalescence services along with the offerings of our Technology Partners. The Container offers enterprises to use existing resources, software components and operating systems to target public, private, and hybrid clouds.CohesiveFT is a leader in enterprise application-to-cloud migration and provides more application-controlled software defined networking than all competitors combined. CohesiveFT and VNS3 are cloud provider, vendor, application, OS, and script neutral.
CohesiveFT is also an IBM Business Partner – Ready for SmartCloud Services, Amazon AWS Partner Network member, and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) member. CohesiveFT was the first third-party server listed in the IBM SmartCloud SCE catalog, and the trial version of VNS3 is still the most used in the catalogue. The CohesiveFT team has decades of experience in enterprise solution-oriented cloud brokerage. Offices in Chicago, London, Palo Alto and Belo Horizonte. To find out more, please visit www.cohesiveft.com
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