|By RealWire News Distribution||
|January 15, 2014 05:19 AM EST||
Service assurance for the cloud will be shaped by innovation and open guidelines
San Francisco, CA and London, UK-January 14, 2014 - Moogsoft, the leading pioneer of service assurance solutions for managing cloud and hybrid infrastructures, has joined the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) as a contributor member.
ODCA's 300+ member companies work actively to shape the future of cloud computing based on open, interoperable solutions for secure cloud federation, automation, common management and transparency of cloud service delivery.
ODCA invited Moogsoft to contribute its expertise in service assurance to help build this vision. The Moogsoft team brings a strong pedigree of commitment to service assurance, both as a solution provider and an adopter of ODCA guidelines.
"We are deeply committed to ODCA's mission," said Dave Casper, CTO North America, Moogsoft. "Innovation and open guidelines are urgently needed to support successful, enterprise-scale cloud adoption. The widening disconnect between physical infrastructure (underlay) and services delivered (overlay) will wreak havoc if unaddressed. Moogsoft, working with the ODCA, will jointly develop solutions designed to keep the lights on."
A very important part of ODCA's work is defining usage models, which aim to create a uniform way of describing user requirements. ODCA has created usage models for compute infrastructure, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), data security, security monitoring, VM interoperability, SDN, scale out storage and more. The adoption and scope of ODCA usage models continues to grow.
"As an adopter of ODCA usage models, Moogsoft is taking a leadership role in advancing the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in," said Marvin Wheeler, executive director, Open Data Center Alliance. "Dave Casper has made significant contributions to ODCA usage models and requirements in the past and we look forward to his continued involvement in helping to drive the development of open standards for enterprise cloud computing as CTO North America for Moogsoft."
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.
Moogsoft is the leading provider of demand-driven service assurance software, merging adaptive analytics and social networking to enable customers to obtain greater value from their existing service management resources. MOOG® detects anomalies in real time to reveal incidents as they unfold. Moogsoft's founders are the original team behind IBM Tivoli Netcool, RiverSoft and Prelert. For more information, visit www.moogsoft.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Moogsoft.
MOOG® is a registered trademark of Moogsoft, Inc.
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