2011 Competition: "Conquering the Cloud Challenge"

2011 Competition: “Conquering the Cloud Challenge”

Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced a best practices competition called “Conquering the Cloud Challenge” to find the most innovative cloud-related practices by corporations and institutions.

The grand prize, $10,000, will be awarded to the entry selected by a panel of expert judges: Jan Drake, Disney Corporation; Ben Kepes, industry analyst; Frank Gens, IDC; Jeff Perdue, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley; and Ravi Subramaniam, Intel.

The competition is open to corporations managing data center resources, as well as government organizations, universities, and other nonprofits in all geographies. Alliance members and non-members are welcome to participate. Up to five team contributors (18 and older) may sign on to each entry (prizes will be shared by teams).

There are also four category prizes and crowd favorite prizes available.

Grand Prize: Selected from the category winners

  • Public promotion of your victory
  • $10,000 USD
  • +a home theater prize package*

Category Prizes: 1 each for each category (4 total)

  • $1,000 USD
  • $1,000 USD toward Open Data Center Alliance annual dues
  • + a home electronics prize package*

Audience Award: Selected by public vote

  • Public promotion of your victory
  • + a home theater prize package*

Sources: Intel and ODCA

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