Infosys Joins Open Data Center Alliance as Contributing Member
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) announced today thatInfosys, a global
consulting and technology leader, has joined ODCA as a contributing member.
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Infosys will contribute its proven expertise in cloud and big data to ODCA's
mission of developing a unified vision for an enterprise's cloud and big data
requirements based on open, interoperable standards. Infosys will contribute
to working groups that will focus on strengthening industry standards in areas
like interoperability, manageability, businesses processes and governance.
oWith the addition of Infosys, ODCA membership has now grown to include
more than 320 companies from around the world.
oODCA is led by a steering committee which includes IT leaders from BMW,
Capgemini, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, Disney Technology Solutions and
Services, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc.,
National Australia Bank (NAB), NTT Data, T-Systems, Terremark and UBS.
Companies join ODCA as Contributor Members, Solution Provider Members and
Marvin Wheeler, Executive Director, Open Data Center Alliance:
"Leading organizations worldwide are adopting ODCA usage models to solve some
of the most pressing issues enterprises face when moving operations to the
cloud. We welcome the deep industry experience Infosys brings to ODCA where
hundreds of leading IT experts, cloud solution providers and service providers
are working together to develop the next generation of enterprise-ready cloud
and big data implementations based on ODCA requirements."
Vishnu Bhat, Vice President and Global Head, Cloud, Infosys:
"As a cloud ecosystem integrator, this collaboration with ODCA allows Infosys
to connect with industry leaders in the areas of cloud and big data while
contributing to standards that will accelerate cloud adoption. As enterprise
adoption of hybrid cloud environments gain momentum, orchestrating and
governing cloud services, while also addressing the need for interoperability
and integration, gain significance. Collaborating with ODCA will accelerate
our efforts to establish enterprise-ready cloud ecosystems for our clients."
Any company interested in contributing to the advancement of enterprise-ready
cloud and big data solutions - as a contributing member, solution provider or
adopter member - is welcome to join ODCA. Information about how to become a
member is available 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 twelve
member steering committee. Intel serves as technical advisor to the
Alliance.ODCA is the host of Forecast, ODCA's premier big data and cloud
computing event where attendees expand their network of cloud and big data
professionals, have real business conversations about big data analytics and
cloud computing, learn about best practices for building and deploying
enterprise ready cloud implementations, and get the latest information on ODCA
usage models. Forecast takes place once a year, with Forecast 2013 hosted in
San Francisco on June 17 and 18. More information about Alliance publications
and membership can be found at the organization's website:
http://www.opendatacenteralliance.org, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare,
Twitter, and YouTube.
ODCA was launched in 2010 and since then its workgroups have already released
22 publications outlining end-user requirements for enterprise-ready cloud and
big data implementations. These frameworks, guides and best practices are
documented in ODCA usage models and include requirements for: Cloud Based
Identity Governance and Auditing, Cloud Based Identity Provisioning, Compute
Infrastructure as a Service (CiaS), Data Security, Identity Management
Interoperability, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Privileged User Access,
Interoperability Across Clouds, Platform as a Service (PaaS) Interoperability,
Service Orchestration, Security Monitoring, Single Sign On (SSO)
Authentication, Software Entitlement Management and VM Interoperability. The
full list of usage models is available on the ODCA website.
Infosys is a global leader in business consulting and technology solutions. As
a proven partner focused on building tomorrow's enterprise, Infosys enables
clients in more than 30 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead
of the innovation curve.
Ranked in the top tier of Forbes' 100 most innovative companies, Infosys -
with $7.4B in annual revenues and 150,000+ employees- provides enterprises
with strategic insights on what lies ahead. We help enterprises transform and
thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational
leadership and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in
mobility, sustainability, big data and cloud computing.
Visit http://www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) is Building
Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are
forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such
forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these
statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding
fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability
to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors
which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to
attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on
fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on
immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our
international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus
areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our
ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions,
liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies
in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of
governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts,
legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India,
and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic
conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our
future operating results are more fully described in our United States
Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form
20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and on Form 6-K for the quarters
ended June 30, 2012, September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012. These filings
are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make
additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements
contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any
forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf
of the company unless required by law.
For more information please contact:
Open Data Center Alliance:
Abhijith Karthikeya D
Paul De Lara
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