HP and CA Technologies have joined the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), said the ODCA. The Alliance now represents more than 90 per cent of virtualization software, two thirds of server hardware, and the majority of data center storage, networking and management market leaders.

Solution provider members have already begun delivering proof of concepts solutions aligning with Alliance usage models.

The Open Data Center Alliance is an independent non-profit IT consortium comprised of global organizations with a common view of the requirements and challenges facing next generation data center and cloud infrastructure innovation, and a strong preference for solutions developed in an open, industry-standard and multi-vendor fashion.