DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

Membership Levels

There are five levels of paid DMTF membership, four available for the public (Leadership, Participation, Monitoring and Sponsored), with the fifth being Board membership.  Board members are elected by DMTF Voting members (Board & Leadership level members).  In addition to the paid memberships, there are two designated for non-profits (by invitation of the DMTF Board) Alliance Partner membership and Academic Alliance membership.  If you are new to DMTF be sure to see Choosing a Membership Level for guidance on which level is right for you.

Government and End User companies can join the DMTF at reduced rates (see below). 

  Leadership Participation Monitoring
Annual Membership Dues $12,000
($30,000 if elected to the Board)
$6,000 $2,500
Eligible for Board of Directors Yes No No
Vote on Bylaws Changes Yes No No
Vote in Board Elections Yes No No
Participate in Committees Yes No No
Provide Supporting Quotes for Press Releases Yes No No
Chair Committees, Subcommittees and Workgroups Yes No No
Vote in Committees and Subcommittees Yes No No
Participate in Subcommittees Yes Yes No
Participate and Vote in Working Groups Yes Yes No
Participate in Chapters, Forums or Incubators Yes Yes No
View and comment on specs in member review Yes Yes Yes
Access to DMTF Tools Yes Yes Yes
Member Discounts to selected industry events Yes Yes Yes
Public Listing of Company Name on Website Yes Yes Yes

DMTF Leadership Member - $12,000 Annually ($6,000 for End Users/Government)

In addition to receiving DMTF specifications and access to DMTF developed standards, Leadership Members have full voting privileges and have the opportunity to lead the definition and development of management through participating in or chairing DMTF committees, subcommittees, or working groups. Working groups provide a forum for defining DMTF standards that apply to specific product categories, such as Networks, Systems, Applications, or Support. DMTF Leadership Members are invited to join multiple groups, as applicable to their areas of interest and expertise. These fast moving, aggressive teams create the standards specifications for management. Benefits of the Leadership level of membership include:

  • Voting participation on DMTF committees, subcommittees, and working groups 
  • Ability to chair a DMTF committee, subcommittee, or working group
  • Ability to establish new working group charters
  • Ability to join an incubator as a Leadership Member 
  • Participation in any number of DMTF committees, subcommittees, and working groups
  • Participation in DMTF SM Forum, CDM Forum, and VCM Forum programs. *Additional fee may apply
  • Involvement in press activities, tradeshow events, and Web postings
  • Early access to DMTF-developed technology, tools, and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site
  • Listed as a member on the DMTF Web site

Use the Online Membership Form to join the DMTF as a Leadership Member.

DMTF Participation Member - $6,000 Annually ($3,000 for End Users/Government)

Participation Members receive access to DMTF specifications, standards, and tools for development of management and managed products and services. Participation members have the opportunity to participate in as many working groups as they choose. Benefits of this level include:

  • Voting participation in any number of DMTF working groups
  • Non-voting participation in any number of DMTF subcommittees
  • Participation in DMTF SM Forum, CDM Forum, and VCM Forum programs. *Additional fee may apply
  • Ability to join an incubator as a Reviewing Member
  • Involvement in press activities, tradeshow events, and Web postings
  • Early access to DMTF-developed technology, tools, and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site
  • Listed as a member on the DMTF Web site

Use the Online Membership Form to join the DMTF as a Participation Member.

DMTF Monitoring Member - $2,500 Annually

Monitoring membership includes access to valuable content and communications on the member side of the DMTF Web site, such as advanced access to DMTF specifications.

  • Involvement in tradeshow events, and Web postings
  • Early access to DMTF-developed technology, tools, and information available on the DMTF members-only Web site
  • Listed as a member on the DMTF Web site

Use the Online Membership Form to join the DMTF as a Monitoring Member.

Alliance Partner Member - No Charge

The DMTF values working with affiliated industry organizations, and the Alliance Partner membership is a way for the DMTF to formalize synergistic relationships with other standards groups. Strictly for not-for-profit organizations in the standards arena, the Alliance Partner membership level is offered at no charge. Alliance Partner members may participate in DMTF working groups as non-voting members.  Alliance Partner members also have access to the DMTF members-only Web site and member email lists. This membership category is intended to clarify roles and provide mutual benefit to the organizations and the DMTF. Alliance Partner membership is an important way the DMTF is helping unify management initiatives and develop more solid partnerships.

For more information on how to become an Alliance Partner Member, please contact DMTF Administration

DMTF Academic Alliance Member - No Charge

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.

For questions regarding Academic Alliance Membership, please contact DMTF Administration

 

 

*The DMTF reserves the right to determine whether an individual is eligible for the Sponsored membership category at the time of application.