DMTF Welcomes Cisco to Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore., May 5, 2010 –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 Cisco as a newly appointed member of the DMTF Board of Directors. Cisco joins Advanced Micro Devices, Broadcom, CA, Citrix Systems, Inc., Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle and VMware to drive the development of DMTF standards and initiatives in 2010.

DMTF member companies collaborate to set cross-industry priorities and promote interoperability for enterprise and Internet IT environments. DMTF technologies are designed to address the IT industry’s requirements for interoperable distributed management across multiple platforms. DMTF recently has established itself in the cloud computing space to address the need for a common cloud provider interface, as well as focus on the development of cloud interoperability standards.

“Cisco looks forward to working with the DMTF Board of Directors and sharing our expertise in the areas of communication services, data center virtualization and cloud computing,” said Jeff Wheeler, NMTG-CTO Office and Technical Lead-Architect at Cisco Systems. “We are excited about the direction DMTF is heading and believe that Cisco, in partnership with these other industry-leading companies, can help the organization accelerate the adoption of DMTF’s interoperability standards.”

Wheeler will represent Cisco on the board. Other individuals representing the board member companies include:


• Valerie Kane, AMD

• Hemal Shah, Broadcom

• Paul Lipton, CA

• Shishir Pardikar, Citrix Systems, Inc.

• Jon Hass, Dell

• Wayne Adams, EMC

• Hiro Kishimoto, Fujitsu

• Jishnu Mukerji, HP

• Thomas Butler, Hitachi, Ltd.

• Mike Baskey, IBM

• Kevin Cline, Intel Corporation

• Josh Cohen, Microsoft Corporation

• Tony DiCenzo, Oracle

• Winston Bumpus, VMware

"We are pleased to welcome Cisco to the DMTF board of directors. As a new board member, they will bring additional energy and perspective into the leadership of the organization," said Winston Bumpus, DMTF president. "Their past participation and leadership within the DMTF make them an ideal board member to help maintain our effectiveness in collaborative development of global standards for IT management."

About DMTF
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 15 innovative, industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA , Inc.; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Dell; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Hitachi, Ltd.; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Oracle; and VMware, Inc. 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

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