DMTF and The Green Grid Join Forces to Advance Interoperability of Energy-Efficient Technology Solutions

PORTLAND, Ore. February 4, 2008 The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTFÆ) today announced a plan to work with The Green Grid to develop standards designed to improve interoperability of technology solutions within the data center. DMTF and The Green Grid plan to collaborate to develop an interface for heterogeneous management, across data centers, and for IT and non-IT equipment.

The Green Grid is a global consortium chartered to develop energy efficiency standards, processes, measurements and technologies for global data centers and business computing ecosystems. As DMTF is an industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion of interoperable management initiatives and standards, DMTF will support The Green Grid in reaching its mission.

In order to support its goals, The Green Grid will actively pursue the DMTF's Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), a suite of management and Internet standard technologies developed to unify the management of distributed computing environments. WBEM will form the basis of the management interfaces The Green Grid defines. As a DMTF collaborator, The Green Grid will be able to leverage and extend the DMTF technologies and apply them to help improve energy efficiency in the data center and business computing ecosystems. In addition, the partnership will benefit The Green Grid by providing access to the expertise and broad membership of DMTF.

"Together, DMTF and The Green Grid will define new standards for energy efficiency," said Winston Bumpus, DMTF president. "As an open standards organization, DMTF is committed to collaborating with a variety of different organizations through our Alliance Partner program. We look forward to teaming up with The Green Grid to develop standards that benefits all levels of the data center."

"This collaboration with DMTF is important for The Green Grid and we are excited to begin work with the organization," said Dr. Tom Bradicich, a director of The Green Grid. "By combining the technologies and expertise in systems management of DMTF with the data center expertise of The Green Grid, we have a unique opportunity to provide seamless management of heterogeneous IT and non-IT equipment to further our goals of improving energy efficiency in the data center."

As the newest member of the DMTF Alliance Partner program, which defines formalized liaison relationships between the DMTF and other key standards bodies, The Green Grid anticipates producing interface specifications based upon WBEM technologies in approximately 12-18 months.

About DMTF
With more than 4,000 active participants representing 44 countries and nearly 200 organizations, the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) is the industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion of interoperable management standards and initiatives. During the last 15 years of its history, DMTF management technologies have become critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools, and solutions within the enterprise. By deploying solutions that support DMTF standards, IT managers can choose to deploy a mix of systems and solutions that best meet their users' needs, while reducing management complexity and total cost of ownership. Information about the DMTF technologies and activities can be found at