Businesses form Open Data Centre Alliance to push for unified cloud standards

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Businesses form Open Data Centre Alliance to push for unified cloud standards

Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor

The Daily Data Centre

Businesses form Open Data Centre Alliance to push for unified cloud standards
Over 70 companies have come together to demand that vendors change the way they make their kit in order to spread the adoption of cloud computing. The firms, including BMW, Shell and Marriott Hotels, have formed the Open Data Centre Alliance to push for unified standards for cloud technology. The total amount of businesses involved in the alliance account for more than £32 billion in IT spending.

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Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK.


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