Highlights from DMTF’s 2017 APTS Event

The 2017 Alliance Partner Technical Symposium (APTS) is in the books, and – as in year’s past – the event was highly productive with participants conducting some of the most important face-to-face technical work of the year.

Held July 24-28, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, DMTF hosted APTS with longstanding DMTF alliance partner, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The event included five days of collaborative working group meetings focused on technical topics of interest to DMTF’s alliance partners.

This year during APTS, members of the DMTF's Scalable Platforms Management Forum (SPMF) gathered for a plugfest around the Redfish® API. The group held two days of rigorous multi-vendor testing designed to help ensure a consistent experience across platforms. To participate in future Redfish plugfests, learn more about joining SPMF.

In addition, APTS featured an evening celebration marking an impressive DMTF milestone - fifty updates to the Common Information Model (CIM) since the launch of 2.0. The upcoming release of CIM 2.50 continues DMTF's ongoing commitment to multiple updates a year to this widely-used standard, which provides a common definition of management information for systems, networks, applications and services.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the APTS meetings for 2017 and contributed to their success. We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!