DMTF Announces CA, Oracle and VMware as New Board Members
PORTLAND, Ore., June 3, 2008 The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTFÆ), the industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion of interoperable management standards and initiatives, today announced the addition of three new companies to its board of directors. Oracle, VMware and CA step up to the board level joining industry heavyweights AMD, Broadcom, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, Ltd., IBM, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Novell, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec Corporation to help drive the overall direction, strategy and activity of DMTF.
These three new board members join DMTF to collaborate with other industry-leading companies on systems management-specification development, validation, promotion and industry-wide adoption. Together the board of directors will collaborate to set cross-industry priorities, promote interoperability for enterprise and Internet environments, foster alliance partnerships, and lead the organization's committee work.
"The DMTF specifications and its key principles of interoperability and portability are an important enabler to the evolution of the virtualization market," said Winston Bumpus, director of standards architecture for VMware. "As a new DMTF board member, VMware looks forward to bringing an important perspective to the future direction of the organization."
"The standards being developed by DMTF will help organizations minimize operational costs and optimize their systems investments by unifying and streamlining management of their IT resources," said James Saliba, vice president, intellectual property at CA. "With DMTF board membership, CA can now more effectively influence these standards to address the real-world needs of the heterogeneous enterprise."
"Open management standards are the key to achieving integrated management across the levels of the solution stack," said Tony DiCenzo, Director Standards, Systems and Applications Management Products Group, Oracle. "Oracle is pleased to join the DMTF board of directors to support the development and promotion of industry standards that support the enterprise management ecosystem."
James Saliba from CA, Tony DiCenzo from Oracle, and Winston Bumpus from VMware join DMTF as board representatives. Other individuals representing the board member companies include:
- Valerie Kane, AMD
- Uri Elzur, Broadcom
- Jon Hass, Dell
- Wayne Adams, EMC
- Hiro Kishimoto, Fujitsu
- Jishnu Mukerji, HP
- Nobutoshi Sagawa, Hitachi, Ltd.
- Mike Baskey, IBM
- Kevin Cline, Intel Corporation
- Josh Cohen, Microsoft Corporation
- Larry Russon, Novell
- Mark Carlson, Sun Microsystems
- Gary Phillips, Symantec Corporation
"We are thrilled to welcome Oracle, CA and VMware to the DMTF board of directors. As new board members, they will bring additional energy and leadership into the organization," said Mike Baskey, DMTF chairman. "The past achievements and current goals of these companies make them ideal board members for DMTF to help increase our innovation and maintain our leadership in collaborative development of global standards for IT management."
With more than 4,000 active participants representing 44 countries and nearly 200 organizations, the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) is the industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion of interoperable management standards and initiatives. DMTF management technologies are critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools, and solutions within the enterprise. By deploying solutions that support DMTF standards, IT managers can choose to deploy a mix of systems and solutions that best meet their users' needs, while reducing management complexity and total cost of ownership. Information about the DMTF technologies and activities can be found at www.dmtf.org.