DMTF Announces Adoption of Cloud Management Standard by ISO and IEC

PORTLAND, Ore. – May 19, 2015 – Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) today announced that the organization’s Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) standard has been adopted and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as ISO/IEC 19831:2015. CIMI’s publication by ISO/IEC as an International standard for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) management is expected to accelerate worldwide adoption and interoperability, and is the latest DMTF standard to achieve this designation.

DMTF’s CIMI standard describes the model and protocol for management interactions between a cloud IaaS Provider and the Consumers of an IaaS service, helping facilitate portability between cloud implementations that support the standard.

“ISO and IEC accreditation provide additional credibility and availability of DMTF standards to an international audience, further enabling effective management of IT environments worldwide,” said Jeff Hilland, president, DMTF. “CIMI is an important addition – governments and customers now have an IaaS cloud management standard to point to in requirements documentation and Requests for Proposals (RFPs).”

CIMI addresses the management of the lifecycle of infrastructure provided by an IaaS Provider. The standard specifies a Representational State Transfer (REST)-style protocol using HTTP and the basic resources of IaaS – machines, storage, and networks – are modeled. The model is not specific to HTTP, and it is possible to map CIMI to other protocols to meet user needs.

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About DMTF

The DMTF is an industry standards organization working to simplify the manageability of network-accessible technologies through open and collaborative efforts by leading technology companies. DMTF creates and drives the international adoption of interoperable management standards, supporting implementations that enable the management of diverse traditional and emerging technologies including cloud, virtualization, network and infrastructure. The organization spans the globe with member companies and alliance partners from varied industry sectors, led by a board of directors from Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Dell; Emerson Network Power; Hitachi, Ltd.; HP; Intel Corporation; Lenovo; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Software AG; Telecom Italia and VMware, Inc. Information about the DMTF’s leadership, technologies and how to participate can be found at