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Microsoft joins Open Data Center Alliance

Peter Sayer | Feb. 28, 2013
Microsoft has joined the Open Data Center Alliance, a user-led organization that aims to simplify the purchasing of data center and cloud services by promoting interoperability and common standards.

"I see interaction with ODCA members as more of a top-down kind of thing, whereas AWS and Google are more of a bottom-up thing," he said. ODCA can be prescriptive and slow, whereas AWS and Google are more fast-moving.

"As ODCA gains more momentum, and as Google and Amazon move up the enterprise food chain, there may be more convergence," he said.


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