Software AG Joins DMTF Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 24, 2013– Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards, today announced that Software AG has been elected to the DMTF Board of Directors.

Based in Darmstadt, Germany, with U.S. headquarters in Reston, Va., Software AG helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster through big data, integration and business process technologies. Further expanding DMTF’s global presence in the IT industry, Software AG joins 16 other industry-leading technology companies from around the globe, including: Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Fujitsu; Hitachi, Ltd.; HP; Huawei; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; SunGard Availability Services; Telecom Italia and VMware, Inc.

“Software AG products make extensive use of industry standards, and the DMTF’s pioneering work in infrastructure management is something we’re happy to contribute to and support,” said Prasad Yendlur, Vice President & Deputy CTO, Software AG. “In our new role on the Board, we look forward to sharing our expertise and helping accelerate the adoption of the DMTF’s standards, particularly its crucial work in the cloud management space, including DMTF’s Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) and Open Virtualization Format (OVF).”

“DMTF is excited to welcome Software AG to its Board of Directors,” said Winston Bumpus, Chair of the Board, DMTF. “The company’s global presence and leadership will be an asset, and their commitment to furthering DMTF standards makes them an ideal board member to help continue the organization’s worldwide momentum.”

About DMTF

DMTF standards enable effective management of IT environments.  The organization is comprised of industry-leading member companies that collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards.  These standards specify well-defined interfaces that collectively deliver complete management capabilities.  DMTF standard interfaces are critical to enabling interoperability among multi-vendor IT infrastructures, and systems and network management including cloud, virtualization, desktop, network, servers and storage.  DMTF spans the globe with member companies and organizations representing varied industry sectors. Information about the organization, its technologies and activities can be found at