DMTF and the Open Data Center Committee Form Alliance to Advance International Alignment of Server and Network Standards
PORTLAND, Ore. – July 27, 2017 – The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) today announced an alliance with the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC), based in Beijing, China, to ensure DMTF and ODCC standards are coordinated and aligned.
With its Scorpio standards, ODCC provides specifications for multi-node servers and contributes to building China's open data center, promoting the development of infrastructure standardization. The groups will collaborate to align this work with DMTF’s Redfish®, an open industry standard specification and schema that helps enable simple, secure and interoperable management of modern scalable platform hardware. ODCC will also participate in DMTF’s System Management BIOS (SMBIOS), the premier standard for delivering management information via system firmware.
“DMTF is committed to helping enable international interoperability through IT management standards,” said Jeff Hilland, president, DMTF. “ODCC is a leader in China, and this alliance stands to benefit global vendors and their customers worldwide. We appreciate their close work with DMTF’s Regional Chapter in China to bring about a tighter working relationship.”
More information about DMTF's work on Redfish is available at http://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish or, for the translations from the DMTF’s Regional China Chapter, visit the Chinese language portal of the DMTF Web site at http://www.dmtf.org/cn. For more information on ODCC’s standards work, please visit http://www.opendatacenter.cn/en/index. The work register detailing this Alliance Partner relationship is available in PDF at http://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/ODCC-DMTF-WorkRegister_v1.0d.pdf.
The DMTF creates open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional IT infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage. Member companies and alliance partners worldwide collaborate on standards to improve the interoperable management of information technologies. The organization is led by a diverse board of directors from Broadcom Limited; CA Technologies; Dell Inc.; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Hitachi, Ltd.; HP Inc.; Intel Corporation; Lenovo; NetApp; Software AG; Vertiv; and VMware, Inc.