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Intel Cloud Builders
Intel also announced the Intel Cloud Builders program to provide a path to the Cloud 2015 vision. The company will rally leading system and software solution partners to offer proven cloud-building strategies and practical tips on how to deploy, maintain and optimize a cloud infrastructure .
Intel Cloud Builders will help bring Open Data Center Alliance requirements to life with solutions. So far, the program has 20 reference architectures and represents cloud-technology providers that include Canonical, Cisco , Citrix, Dell , EMC , Enomaly, Eucalyptus Systems, Gproxy, Hewlett-Packard , IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft , NetApp, NetSuite, Novell, Parallels, Red Hat, Univa and VMware .
"Even with a data center that is truly x86, if enterprises purchase systems from various systems vendors, you still end up with several layers of heterogeneity that make it cross-system management," King said. "So creating a set of reference architectures that will eventually lead to a smoother systems management and easier life for enterprise customers is a wise way for the vendors to go."