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"Cloud is absolutely not a fad," said Curt Aubley, vice president of NexGen Cyber Security & Innovation, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions." Various industries are finding common IT challenges and seeking unique innovations, driving agility and affordability. We want interoperability, rather than having different silos that lock you in over time "
Aubley said compliance with requirements established by the Open Data Center Alliance will address security challenges, reducing security threats by 80 percent while allowing partners to pay only for the resources they use.
Intel also announced the expansion of its Intel Cloud Builders program, which is aimed at building solutions based on requirements determined by the Open Data Center Alliance. The program incorporates a total of twenty reference architectures and membership from technology vendors including Dell, IBM, EMC, Cisco, and Microsoft.
When asked during a Q&A after the presentation why big-name cloud computing companies like Google, Amazon, and Yahoo have yet to join the Open Data Center Alliance, Saugen said the alliance was mainly focused on private clouds, while affirming that public cloud solutions providers have also been invited to participate.
"They are very welcome to join," Saugen said. "Stay tuned. You'll hear some other big names. "