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ODCA Releases 5 Cloud Computing Usage Models

In an effort to address some of the most pressing cloud computing challenges and requirements its members have identified, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has released five new usage models, available for download now.

These new usage models are designed to help better manage security and infrastructure issues across cloud computing applications, while at the same time identifying the specific innovations and standards that are required for widespread adoption of cloud services, says Allyson Klein, ODCA representative and a director with Intel.

"Members are committed to using usage models to guide their planning and purchasing of cloud services for internal cloud deployments, as well as public cloud services." she says. "Vendors can utilize the usage models to help integrate requirements into future solution delivery plans. The alliance expects that members will use the usage models to begin [proof-of-concept] testing of some requirements immediately and deployments of solutions starting later this year."

Klein identified the five new usage models as:

1. Identity Management Interoperability Guide 1.0

2. Cloud-Based Identity Governance and Auditing 1.0

3. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Privileged User Access 1.0

4. Cloud-Based Identity Provisioning 1.0

5. Single Sign-On Authentication 1.0

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