Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

Academic Alliance Partner Research

The DMTF is proud to highlight research from its growing community of Academic Alliance Partners, more than 200 as of September 2013.

In 2007 The DMTF formed The International DMTF Academic Alliance Workshop on Systems and Virtualization Management: Standards and the Cloud (SVM). The annual workshop was collocated with the International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Annual SVM Workshop

The SVM 2014 workshop has been rescheduled to occur sometime in 2015. Please check back for more details regarding this workshop.

Information regarding our previous SVM workshops is also available online.

Proceedings for the workshop are available for purchase (2008-2013).

Academic Alliance Membership

The DMTF values input from the academic world and is open to providing information to faculty and students who are studying and researching management standards. The Academic Alliance membership is a free membership for individuals of accredited institutions of higher learning. Academic Alliance Members have access to the DMTF members-only Web pages and member email lists. Academic Alliance Members are eligible to participate in a single DMTF working group as non-voting members.

To apply for Academic Alliance membership, please complete our Academic Alliance Membership Application.

Previous Academic Research

Here are the research papers submitted in 2006, prior to the creation of SVM.

Recently Added Tutorials

  • CDM Technical Overview [Download / Watch]
    Tutorial presented by Kevin Kuelbs
  • Overview of the DASH Standard [Download / Watch]
    Tutorial presented by Jeff Hilland
  • Overview of the SMASH Standard  [Download / Watch]
    Tutorial presented by Jeff Hilland
  • Managing User Accounts  [Download / Watch]
    Tutorial presented by Aaron Merkin
  • Metrics Overview  [Download / Watch]
    Tutorial presented by Aaron Merkin
  • VMAN Standard Overview [Download / Watch]
    Tutorial presented by Winston Bumpus