DMTF and China Communications Standards Association Announce Partnership to Foster Alignment of Cloud Management Standards
The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, and China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), today announced a partnership to promote cloud management standards in China.
PORTLAND, Ore.--The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, and China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), today announced a partnership to promote cloud management standards in China. The two organizations will work together to encourage widespread adoption of DMTF’s cloud management standards in China.
As cloud computing continues to gain international traction in the IT industry, standards will play a critical role in achieving interoperable cloud management between service providers and their consumers and developers. DMTF and CCSA will collaborate on relevant cloud standards development by utilizing best practices and feedback from both groups, with a specific emphasis on the specifications being developed by DMTF’s Cloud Management Working Group, Cloud Auditing Data Federation Working Group and Network Services Management Working Group. This partnership will help ensure alignment within the cloud computing industry in China and the U.S.
“DMTF is excited to be partnering with CCSA to drive development and adoption of interoperable cloud management standards in China,” said Mark Carlson, DMTF VP of Alliances. “China is a major focal point for telecommunications and cloud management technologies and we look forward to working together to ensure that DMTF’s cloud standards have a big impact in this region.”
“With many Chinese companies actively working in the cloud space, it will be important that we promote interoperable cloud management standards to encourage widespread, international adoption,” said Yang Zemin, Secretary General, CCSA. “CCSA is looking forward to collaborating with DMTF to align our efforts in the cloud industry.”
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 17 innovative, industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies.; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Huawei; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; Red Hat; SunGard Availability Services 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 http://www.dmtf.org.
CCSA is the Chinese state-level Information Communication Technology (ICT) standards organization with a membership of over 300 manufacturers, network operators, service providers, research bodies and academia in the communication field, which carries out research activities on information and communications technical standards. CCSA has the objective to adapt the Chinese communications market, to keep pace with global standardization progress, to promote the activities on communications standardization in China, and to make contributions to the global standardization work. For more information visit the CCSA website.