DMTF recently appointed Jeff Wheeler from Huawei as DMTF’s first VP of Education. The role was created in response to feedback from members confirming education as a major organizational goal. In particular, the new role will ensure a wider effort in creating and presenting instructional engineering-level materials and delivering a deeper understanding of CIM-related benefits to members.
2011 has been another great year for DMTF. We have produced many new specifications, over a dozen new profiles and four major new releases of CIM. Our work in the Cloud Computing space is really kicking into to gear with several Work-In-Progress (WIP) releases of our new Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) specification, along with the first whitepaper also released as a WIP from the Software License Management Incubator. In addition, the Cloud Auditing Data Federation Working Group (CADFWG) has been hard at work and we should see some of their new specifications announced in early 2012.
DMTF is proud to acknowledge those members who have gone above and beyond their usual call of duty to contribute to the organization’s success through our annual Star Awards.
Register this week for the 2011 Management Developers Conference (MDC) to take advantage of reduced registration fees and hotel discounts. All DMTF members receive a discount for this event when registering using the coupon code.
MDC is quickly approaching – so don’t forget to register before the event on Nov. 11 – 14, 2011 at the San Mateo, CA Marriott. This year’s conference will feature a variety of sessions, highlighting topics such as Cloud Interoperability, Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing, Open Virtualization Format (OVF), Common Information Model (CIM), Cloud Auditing Data Federation (CADF), DASH & SMASH and more. We hope you can join us.
The Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) work-in-progress specifications are now available for public review and comment at www.dmtf.org/cloud. All DMTF members are encouraged to review the specifications and provide feedback through the DMTF Feedback Portal at http://www.dmtf.org/standards/feedback.
Eight new documents were approved during the September 2011 DMTF board meeting.
Register before September 30 to receive the early bird rate for the seventh annual Management Developers Conference (MDC). All DMTF members will receive a discount when registering.
Join DMTF president Winston Bumpus on September 8, 2011 at 11:00 am PST as he leads a free webcast titled “Interoperability Challenges for Virtualization Management”. This session will look at the needs of customers for interoperable virtualization management standards.
Save the date for the Seventh Annual Management Developers Conference (MDC)! The event will be held at the Marriott San Mateo Hotel on November 14-17, 2011. MDC provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about developing and deploying enterprise management solutions and to connect with DMTF members and industry experts.