One member of the Open Data Center Alliance said he believes the organization’s new standards could prompt companies to spend billions more on cloud services.
In a blog post for the consortium, Adrian Kunzle, managing director and global head of engineering and architecture at JPMorgan Chase, explained that the recent release of its first user-driven cloud usage models and data center requirements will be a historic milestone in the technological developments in cloud technology.
The ODCA, of which JPMorgan Chase is a contributing member, consists of more than 250 global technology leaders from an array of industries, and is tasked with finding the best approaches to the cloud based on the needs of companies using it.
According to Kunzle, its latest standards will grease the wheels for adoption among many of today’s businesses and organizations.
“This release is effectively a catalyst for investment in cloud services,” Kunzle wrote in the blog post. “It will shape member planning and purchasing decisions and guide the vendor community in the development of next-generation data center solutions.”
Kunzle claimed the ODCA has established a strict set of requirements for open-source standards in the industry, which could help providers create services that are applicable to companies of all sizes.
“This isn’t just talk. Our members have made a commitment to use usage models to help guide IT planning and procurement decisions,” Kunzle said. “The industry now has a clear picture on how to win cloud business from over 250 companies.”
One issue the organization will have to address is concern over cloud computing security. Earlier this month, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association released a survey that found 41 percent of respondents still believe the risks of migrating to the cloud outweigh the benefits.