The central coastal city of Da Nang city will join the Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA) on Jan. 1, 2011, a seminar was informed on Dec. 17.

With the support of Intel, Da Nang will be the first city in Vietnam to benefit from ODCA’s end products in cloud computing and will establish an open-standard data centre to connect all data in the area for State and business management.

Pham Do Tuan, chief representative of Intel Vietnam said that ODCA membership would provide a chance to approach leading global information technology (IT) businesses, helping raise the city’s IT capacity.

With an aim to bringing e-government into play effectively and prioritising the IT industry, Da Nang is carrying out many projects to develop digital technology infrastructure and systematic data.

ODCA is a consortium comprised of ten leading global IT managers from BWM, China Life, Deutsche Bank, J. P. Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International Inc, National Australia Bank, Shell, Terremark and UBS, and a link up with 70 businesses with an annual investment capital of 50 billion USD for IT and cloud computing research./.