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DMTF to Hold Plugfest for Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI)

DMTF will hold a plugfest on December 4-6 in Tokyo, Japan to accommodate interoperability testing for implementations of the Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) standard from various member companies.

DMTF developed CIMI as a self-service interface for infrastructure clouds, allowing users to dynamically provision, configure and administer their cloud usage with a high-level interface that greatly simplifies cloud systems management. Since CIMI’s release in August 2012, this plugfest represents a shift in focus toward the testing and implementation of the standard. Plugfest objectives include defining implementation guidelines and accommodating existing cloud management infrastructures, including open source initiatives. As a result, implementations of CIMI will be able to successfully leverage existing cloud management APIs.

This plugfest is the first of a series of interoperability testing events for CIMI and will be hosted by Fujitsu Limited, a DMTF Board member company. For more information on the CIMI standard, visit http://dmtf.org/standards/cmwg.