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20 May 2014 - 23 May 2014

Jeff Hilland, DMTF president, has been invited to chair and speak at the International Cloud Computing Standardization Forum as part of the China Cloud Computing Conference (CCCC) May 20-23 in Beijing.

The Forum, hosted by the DMTF China Chapter, aims to introduce global cloud computing standardization achievements and future trends to the Chinese IT industry and its customers.



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Don’t forget to submit your paper for DMTF’s 8th International SVM Academic Alliance Workshop by Friday, June 27th for consideration in this year’s program. The event will take place on November 17, 2014 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

The theme of SVM 2014 is “Systems and Virtualization Management: Standards and the Cloud". Submissions on topics related to managing Clouds, virtualization of distributed resources/services, and work in management standardization are particularly encouraged.


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Matt Rutkowski, DMTF Cloud Auditing Data Federation (CADF) co-chair and IBM Senior Engineer, will participate in the session titled, "An Overview of Cloud Auditing Support for OpenStack" at the OpenStack Summit. A key feature of any cloud infrastructure is to provide auditing capabilities for compliance with security, operational and business processes. The talk will provide an overview of the recent enhancements made in OpenStack projects to support API and security auditing using the DMTF CADF standard.

The OpenStack Summit will take place May 12-16 in Atlanta. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn how the DMTF’s CADF standard is supporting OpenStack projects! 


Yinghua Qin has recently been appointed as the new DMTF Vice President of Regional Chapters. Qin is the senior manager of Research & Development (R&D) for the Dell Software Group, leading the Cloud Data Center domain product of the Dell R&D site in China.

Qin has 19 years working experience in the software industry. She has been leading the R&D development on web application, performance management, Foglight for Virtualization, and Application Performance Management solutions. Prior to Dell, she was the R&D manager of Hitachi and assistant development manager of the Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).

Please join us as we welcome Qin into her new leadership role with the DMTF!


The April edition of the DMTF Newsletter is now live! Check out our latest news featuring a special note from our VP of Technology Hemal Shah. Find this and all editions of our Newsletters in our archive . If you have not already, subscribe here to receive the bi-monthly DMTF Newsletter direct to your inbox!


DMTF, the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards, today announced a partnership with China Cloud Computing Promotion and Policy Forum (3CPP).

DMTF and 3CPP plan to work together to promote the adoption of appropriate existing standards and support recognized bodies developing new standards relevant to cloud computing.


The 8th International DMTF Academic Alliance Workshop on Systems and Virtualization Management: Standards and the Cloud will be held November 17 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The workshop is dedicated to academic research on standards and new technologies for systems and virtualization management.

The DMTF is now accepting papers for the event. Submissions on topics related to managing clouds, virtualization of distributed resources/services and work in management standardization are particularly encouraged. Click here for more information about topics and how to submit.

We look forward to your submissions and participation in this exciting and informative event!


Will you be attending Interop Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, March 31 – April 4, where attendees will explore key IT topics including SDN, Internet of Things, cloud, mobility, security and more? Interop Las Vegas is the IT event of the year and DMTF will be there!

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