Open Data Centre Alliance joins forces with Asian Cloud Computing Association

27 November 2014 |


The Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA) and the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) have announced a collaborative partnership to develop best practices.

The move will see the ODCA extend its reach in the Asia-Pacific region, while enabling ACCA to deepen its focus on data centre infrastructure.

"With ongoing information sharing and joint advocacy by the ODCA and ACCA, this collaboration will provide a broader platform for both organisations to understand the challenges and opportunities that data centres and cloud computing offer in the enterprise economy," said ODCA board member Xinhua Zong, who also serves as GM of IT & E-Commerce business unit at China Unicom.

The ODCA is an independent IT consortium aimed at providing a unified customer vision for long-term data centre requirements. The organisation is led by a 14-member steering group, which includes representatives from BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Infosys, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, National Australia Bank (NAB), NTT Data, SAP, T-Systems, UBS, Verizon, Terremark and The Walt Disney Company.

The ACCA is an industry association that represents stakeholders of the cloud computing ecosystem in Asia, with the aim of accelerating the growth and development of cloud computing through dialogue, training, and public education.