DMTF Announces Redfish® Interoperability Lab to Drive Industry Collaboration

DMTF today announced its Redfish® Interoperability Lab, hosted at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Redfish Interoperability Lab allows Forum members to submit equipment to be made available for interoperability testing. The Lab allows the Forum to see how different implementations are interpreting the specification and receive immediate feedback into the Redfish standard and tools thus helping to address interoperability concerns before end users are affected. 

“As the marketplace evolves, the importance of adoption and interoperability continues to be of the utmost importance amongst vendors and end users,” said Jeff Hilland, DMTF president. “DMTF is very excited about the Lab and the benefits this brings to our Forum members. We look forward to expanding it as more companies send hardware for testing.”

Designed to drive industry interoperability, participating companies are invited to place a server in the Lab for Forum members to access and run tests on. Currently, three companies, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Lenovo, have kicked off the effort, with several others interested in participating. The Lab is available to all DMTF Redfish Forum members.

"Dell Technologies is a big proponent of the Redfish Interoperability Lab initiative and its pivotal role in shaping Redfish to meet the evolving Hybrid IT market needs for scalable and secure management.  As a key member of the DMTF Redfish Forum, we believe that the Redfish Interoperability Lab will significantly advance the automated management capabilities for Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers and the industry," Kevin Noreen, Senior Director, Product Management for Dell EMC OpenManage Systems Management.

“Redfish plays a critical role in the industry and is increasing adoption by various customers. The Redfish Interoperability Lab is an important initiative as it provides a conformance testing environment for Redfish specifications and enables multi-vendor compatibility testing of open source tools developed by DMTF. HPE is pleased to donate an HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 server to the lab to provide secure, high-performing and versatile infrastructure that is foundational for powering various testing needs," Scott Shaffer, vice president, Compute Advanced Development and U.S. Center of Excellence (COE), at HPE.

“Lenovo is pleased to join DMTF and participate in the new Redfish Interoperability Lab to drive leadership across the industry. We look forward to helping Redfish realize its vision to align multi-vendor server management operations,” said Patrick Caporale, Executive Director & Distinguished Engineer, Lenovo Data Center Group. “Lenovo is committed to simplifying platform management through open and interoperable standards so customers can implement and deliver infrastructure faster while meeting security and scalability requirements.”

“The Open Compute Project has worked with DMTF to promote the adoption of the Redfish management standard. Our Hardware Management Project has defined profiles for various IT equipment types and has encouraged support of these Redfish profiles. We are pleased to be a part of the Redfish Interoperability Lab which will further enable a simple, interoperable and secure management solution for all cloud hardware,” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer, the Open Compute Project Foundation.  

“We are pleased to welcome DMTF to the SNIA Technology Center,” said Michael Oros, Executive Director, SNIA. “Having the Redfish Interoperability Lab co-located with SNIA’s SM Lab which supports the SNIA Swordfish™ specification, an extension of the Redfish specification, provides developers from both organizations the opportunity to ensure the technologies work seamlessly across multi-vendor implementations.”

“Supermicro is excited to support the Redfish Interoperability Lab,” said Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro. “We applaud its mission of encouraging vendors and end-users to adopt interoperability to manage software-defined datacenters. Supermicro has a strong commitment to open standards on the widest product portfolio as well as a long-term advocate of Redfish solutions and look forward to continuing its support for future generations of Supermicro’s resource-saving server and storage solutions.”

To learn more about Redfish, click here. The Redfish Developer Hub is a one-stop, in-depth technical resource and provides all the files, tools, community support, tutorials and other advanced education you may need to help you use Redfish.

Technical work on the Redfish standard takes place in DMTF’s Redfish Forum. To find out how you can join, contribute to the standard or be a part of the Redfish Interoperability Lab,  click here.