Citrix Joins DMTF Board of Directors
PORTLAND, Ore., April 6, 2009- The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced that it has elected Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) to its board of directors. In addition, CA, which was appointed to the Board last year, was elected to a full term and joins Advanced Micro Devices, EMC, Fujitsu, IBM, and Microsoft Corporation who were re-elected to the board. These seven companies join Broadcom, Dell, HP, Hitachi, Novell, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and VMware to drive the development of DMTF standards and initiatives in 2009.
The DMTF board of directors works together to set cross-industry priorities, promote interoperability for enterprise and Internet environments, foster alliance partnerships and lead the organization's committee work. DMTF technologies are designed to address the industry's requirements for interoperable distributed management, providing valuable tools for managing multiple platforms.
"Citrix looks forward to sharing our considerable expertise in the enterprise to alleviate the challenges of managing complex IT environments," said Abolfazl Sirjani, CTO Office and senior director of advanced products at Citrix. "Over the past 20 years, we have had the privilege of being part of the fabric of many blue-chip companies, in 100 million corporate desktops and 1 million datacenter servers. Our solutions, best practices and ongoing research and development should be of great benefit both to DMTF and to the industry as a whole."
Sirjani will represent Citrix on the board. Other individuals representing the board member companies include:
- Valerie Kane, AMD
- Uri Elzur, Broadcom
- Paul Lipton, CA
- Jon Hass, Dell
- Wayne Adams, EMC
- Hiro Kishimoto, Fujitsu
- Jishnu Mukerji, HP
- Nobutoshi Sagawa, Hitachi, Ltd.
- Mike Baskey, IBM
- Kevin Cline, Intel Corporation
- Josh Cohen, Microsoft Corporation
- Robert Wipfell, Novell
- Tony DiCenzo, Oracle
- Mark Carlson, Sun Microsystems
- Winston Bumpus, VMware
"Citrix has tremendous reach into a variety of industries and IT environments. We're excited to welcome them to the DMTF Board of Directors," said Winston Bumpus, DMTF president. "All of our board companies have achieved tremendous success both individually as well as in a collaborative effort. This group of members creates an ideal board for DMTF to build upon its success as an innovative leader for the development of global standards for interoperable IT management."
DMTF enables more effective management of millions of IT systems worldwide by bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of systems management standards. The group spans the industry with 160 member companies and organizations, and more than 4,000 active participants crossing 43 countries. The DMTF board of directors is led by 16 innovative, industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA; Citrix; Dell; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Hitachi, Ltd.; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Novell; Oracle; Sun Microsystems, Inc.; and VMware. With this deep and broad reach, DMTF creates standards that enable interoperable IT management. DMTF management standards are critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools and solutions within the enterprise. Information about DMTF technologies and activities can be found at http://www.dmtf.org.
Rachel Shaver/Lisa Sherwin
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