TE Connectivity announced today that it has joined the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). The Alliance was founded with the mission of defining requirements for next-generation data center and cloud infrastructures. As a member, TE will contribute its expertise in network communications solutions and, more specifically, the physical layer of the data center to help further develop Alliance requirements. Customers will benefit from TE being highly engaged with marketplace leaders and influencers in the cloud computing arena working to solve significant data center challenges. Cloud computing is transforming nearly every facet of the information-based global economy. Alliance members are working together to drive requirements definition and proof of concept testing of cloud solutions. Contributing to requirements definition, establishing best practices and forging relationships with prospective technology partners will allow TE to continue to bring its customers data center solutions based on the most current industry thinking and research. “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.” TE has joined the Alliance as an “Adopter” member. More information about the Alliance and its many resources for IT professionals are available on the ODCA website: www.opendatacenteralliance.org. About TE ConnectivityTE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at: http://www.te.com. TE’s Enterprise Networks infrastructure solutions connect people and technology across office networks and data centers. Many of the world’s most complex data networks run applications at speeds of up to 100 Gb/s over products from TE’s AMP NETCONNECT and TrueNet product portfolios. For more information, visit: www.TE.com/enterprise. About Open Data Center AllianceThe Open Data Center Alliance is an independent IT consortium comprised of global IT leaders who have come together to provide a unified customer vision for long-term data center requirements. The Alliance is led by a twelve member steering committee which includes IT leaders BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., National Australia Bank, T-Systems, Terremark, Disney Technology Solutions and Services, and UBS. Intel serves as technical advisor to the Alliance. In support of its mission, the Alliance has delivered the first customer requirements for cloud computing documented in eight Open Data Center Usage Models which identify member prioritized requirements to resolve the most pressing challenges facing cloud adoption.