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The Green Grid and Open Data Center Alliance form strategic cloud standards collaboration

Date: 22nd December 2011

The Green Grid, the IT industry’s leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems, and the Open Data Centre Alliance, the leading end-user driven cloud requirements consortium, have announced a strategic collaboration at Cloud Computing Expo 2011 West.  Together, TGG and the ODCA will utilize TGG’s IT efficiency metrics, including Carbon Usage Effectiveness, to align with ODCA’s cloud usage model requirements to deliver resource efficient computing for industry solutions. Initial delivery of collaboration work is expected in the first half of 2012.

The initial focus of the collaboration will be to define a standard unit for measuring carbon footprint for both existing and new ODCA usage models and TGG metrics. Through the collaboration, TGG and the ODCA aim to accelerate the development of standards related to energy efficiency in the data centre.

 Keysource says: Any collaboration amongst leading industry organisations is warmly welcomed because it contributes to the continued success of the data centre sector. This particular agreement recognises the growth and importance of cloud computing now and in the future and will hopefully create a useful standard that help the development of efficient IT solutions.

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