|[February 04, 2013]
New DMTF Chapter to Promote Cloud Management in China
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT
industry together to collaborate on systems management standards
development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced it has
established a Chapter in China to provide support for its growing
international efforts and to drive adoption of DMTF standards in the
Chinese marketplace, including cloud management.
DMTF has made recent efforts to promote IT management standards in China
by forming partnerships with the China
Communications Standards Association (CCSA) and the China
Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), the leading
organizations involved in China's IT standardization work. The
development of the China Chapter is another step forward in fostering
DMTF's global standards.
"DMTF is proud to announce the formation of the China Chapter to promote
our IT management standard in China," said Jeff Wheeler, VP of Regional
Chapters, DMTF. "As China continues to be a major hub for cloud
computing, it is important that we expand our presence in this region
and align our future strategies and activities."
DMTF's China Chapter will help facilitate the active participation among
Chinese companies in open standards addressing cloud computing,
virtualization and advanced datacenter technologies. The Chapter will be
responsible for driving broad industry adoption of DMTF standards and
specifications throughout the business community in China, including the
recently released Cloud
Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI v1.0) Specification, a
self-service interface for cloud infrastructure management. The Chapter
will also work to educate the Chinese vendor community by providing
localized DMTF documents, resources and guidelines to assist in regional
adoption and inclusion of DMTF standards in local products and services.
The China Chapter will also provide input on new and existing DMTF
standards, based on known requirements from China-based users and
"Chinese companies are continuing to influence the IT management sector,
particularly as cloud computing gains international industry momentum,"
said Zhou Ping, Chair, DMTF China Chapter. "The DMTF China Chapter will
drive collaboration among these companies and will support local
promotion and adoption of current and future DMTF standards with an
emphasis on cloud management."
China Chapter members currently include CATR, CESI, China Mobile, HP,
Huawei, IBM, Fujitsu (News - Alert), Lenovo, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and ZTE. For
more information on DMTF's cloud work, visit www.dmtf.org/standards/cloud.
DMTF enables more effective management of millions of IT systems
worldwide by bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the
development, validation and promotion of systems management standards.
The group spans the industry with 160 member companies and
organizations, and more than 4,000 active participants crossing 43
countries. The DMTF board of directors is led by 17 innovative,
industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro
Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Citrix
Systems, Inc.; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Huawei (News - Alert); IBM; Intel Corporation;
Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; Red Hat; SunGard Availability
Services and VMware, Inc. With this deep and broad reach, DMTF creates
standards that enable interoperable IT management. DMTF management
standards are critical to enabling management interoperability among
multi-vendor systems, tools and solutions within the enterprise.
Information about DMTF technologies and activities can be found at http://www.dmtf.org.
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