The MOC Alliance aims to accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation in an open production research-focused cloud.
This active partnership between higher education, medical research centers, government, and industry provides structure and resources that enable a close collaboration between research, development, and operations. The result of this collaboration is predictable low cost resources and facilitator support for domain researchers, and more broadly, innovation in the public cloud.
While the focus of MOC Alliance is on the academic community, some projects will have a long term impact on commercial clouds. The goal of the MOC Alliance is not to limit these projects, but rather to provide a structure to ensure the success of the projects with a regional/academic focus, and in so doing, to provide a launching pad for the larger success of the individual projects.