Open Data Center Alliance White Paper Highlights Adoption of ODCA Cloud Usage Models

As reported by CloudTweaks, The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) “…announced the release of a new white paper focused on how one of its board members has adopted ODCA requirements as the foundation for its cloud implementation and the release of two new usage models focused on Software Entitlement and Data Security. With today’s news, ODCA has now released over 20 cloud requirements documents and publications and is demonstrating significant momentum in the adoption of its cloud usage models.”
The Software Entitlement Management Framework wants to change the model for software license and maintenance to more of a cloud-like on-demand model.  This will be a tough sell with existing enterprise software providers that make a great deal of money from traditional license and maintenance fees.  However, Oracle provides their technology through more of a rental agreement.
The Data Security Framework usage model builds upon the existing ODCA security assurance usage model and focuses on security of corporate data, including mechanisms for access control, data classification, data encryption, and data masking.  Most of this is already covered within other organizations, such as the Cloud Security Alliance.  However, this appears to be an attempt to address the special requirements of organizations leveraging data centers.