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TE Connectivity joins Open Data Center Alliance


December 31, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

December 31, 2012 – TE Connectivity is now an “Adopter” member of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT players who have come together to work toward a unified customer vision for long-term data centre requirements.

As a member, TE said it will contribute its knowledge in network communications solutions and, more specifically, the physical layer of the data centre to help further develop Alliance requirements. According to TE, customers will benefit from TE being highly engaged with marketplace leaders and influencers in the cloud computing arena working to solve significant data centre challenges.

“Contributing to requirements definition, establishing best practices and forging relationships with prospective technology partners will allow TE to continue to bring its customers data centre solutions based on the most current industry thinking and research,” it continued.

“We are pleased to join the Open Data Center Alliance and share their vision that the future of cloud computing is based on open, interoperable standards,” said Dr. Kevin Ressler, TE’s director of Data Center Industry Management.

“The Open Data Center Alliance is happy to welcome TE Connectivity to our membership,” said Marvin Wheeler, ODCA executive director. “We look forward to working with experts from TE to help further our organizational mission. It’s only through broad membership collaboration that ODCA can maximize its contribution to acceleration of cloud computing in the marketplace.”