Baseline: Open Data Center Alliance Charts Future

Big users hope to influence the direction of technology and the marketplace.

A new industry consortium made up of IT managers is building a set of blueprints on how best to build and operate data centers and cloud infrastructures, and in doing so, its members hope to serve as a unified voice that drives the future direction of the technology.

The Open Data Center Alliance, formed in late October, is made up of IT managers from 70 large corporations from different industries worldwide, including BMW, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin and Marriott International.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.