Hitachi, Telecom Italia Elected to DMTF Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore. – April 4, 2013 –Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced that representatives from Hitachi, a leader in global electronics and Telecom Italia, a leading telecommunications company, have been elected to the DMTF Board of Directors. The addition of both globally recognized companies further solidifies DMTF’s expanding international reach in the IT industry.

DMTF has continued to increase its global presence through the additions of international subcommittees and chapters, including the formation of the DMTF Japanese Regional Subcommitteeand the DMTF China Chapter. The addition of members who represent international leadership in the IT industry helps to further expand DMTF’s presence in multiple regions around the world. Hitachi and Telecom Italia will contribute to promoting DMTF’s mission of enabling interoperable, industry-wide IT management across a diverse set of platforms.

“Hitachi is pleased to join the DMTF Board of Directors and is looking forward to contributing to the organization's efforts in the development of interoperable IT management solutions,” said Mr. Matsuda, Division Vice President, IT Platform R&D Management Division, IT Platform Division Group, Hitachi, Ltd. “We are pleased to work in partnership with other leading companies in the industry to increase adoption of DMTF standards, while providing our knowledge and expertise as a leader in the global electronics market.”

As an industry-leading telecommunications company, Telecom Italia will bring a unique perspective to DMTF’s standards development. Enrico Ronco, Senior Project Manager at Telecom Italia will represent Telecom Italia on the Board. Both Hitachi and Telecom Italia are expected to provide valuable insight to DMTF’s organizational leadership.

“DMTF is honored to welcome both Hitachi and Telecom Italia to the Board of Directors,” said Winston Bumpus, DMTF Chairman. “Their global recognition and leadership make both companies ideal candidates to help maintain and contribute to the organization’s ongoing standards development and momentum in multiple areas, including cloud computing and virtualization 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 17 innovative, industry-leading technology companies, they include: Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Fujitsu; Hitachi, Ltd.; HP; Huawei; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; Red Hat; SunGard Availability Services; Telecom Italia 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