Please Note: The DMTF group formerly known as the Scalable Platforms Management Forum (SPMF) has been renamed the Redfish Forum.
The Board of Directors has appointed Bill Kawakami of Cisco to serve as its Vice-Chair, a position that ensures the continuity of the organization should there be a temporary absence or disability of the Chair. Bill assumes the Vice-Chair role immediately.
Even with the challenges wrought by 2020, together we pressed forward to create meaningful standards that address industry needs while solving challenges for the end user. We were able to move forward in spite of the circumstances presented by COVID because we already had the capacity to fully adopt a new working model.
From the desk of DMTF President Jeff Hilland
Each December, we take the opportunity to pause and reflect on the last twelve months. As another year comes to a close, one with many trials and tribulations, I’m proud to once again highlight the significant accomplishments the organization has achieved.
As the DMTF’s new fiscal year approaches, our membership renewal period is right around the corner - please take steps today to ensure your organization is prepared to renew! Your company’s billing contact will receive the invoice in early January so be sure to give them the heads up! The upcoming membership year runs April 1 to March 31.
DMTF is pleased to recognize Patrick Caporale (Lenovo) as the 2020 Super Star Award recipient – DMTF’s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award.
Each year, the DMTF Star Awards program recognizes members who have demonstrated great value to the organization through the dedication of their time and efforts to advance DMTF standards and initiatives.
Continuing its commitment to industry outreach and education, DMTF standards will be represented during the upcoming Open Compute Project Tech Week, November 9-10 & 12-13, 2020. Presentations highlighting DMTF standards include (all times listed are Pacific time zone):
Tuesday, November 10:
DMTF recently published the latest release of the Common Information Model (CIM) Schema, version 2.54. The fifty-fourth update to the Common Information Model (CIM) since the launch of 2.0, this widely used standard provides a common definition of management information for systems, networks, applications and services.
DMTF’s Platform Management Components Intercommunications (PMCI) Working Group recently developed two new pieces of educational material -- a white paper, “Security Protocol and Data Model (SPDM) Architecture White Paper” and a presentation focused on, “Platform Security: Infrastructure Protection with DMTF's Security Protocol & Data Model (SPDM).”
DMTF’s Redfish®, Release 2020.3, is now available for public download. Designed to deliver simple and secure management for hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), the latest release of the Redfish standard includes 2 new schemas, 37 schema updates, and additional developer resources.