DMTF Expands International Reach with Japanese Regional Marketing Subcommittee
Tokyo, Japan – October 12, 2011 – The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF®), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards, development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced it has established a regional subcommittee in Japan to provide support for its global standardization efforts.
The DMTF Japanese Regional Marketing Subcommittee was created in response to the abundance of Japanese companies participating in open standards addressing virtualization, cloud computing, and advanced data center technologies enabling interoperable IT management solutions. Currently led by Japanese representatives from Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle and VMware, the committee will provide regional access to a variety of resources designed to help companies implement DMTF’s standards-based tools and initiatives.
“As DMTF standards continue to gain international recognition, it is important to ensure that we are clearly communicating our work and mission in regions with the strongest demand,” said Valerie Kane, DMTF Vice President of Marketing. “Japan is a major regional hub for IT management technologies and we are excited to provide the necessary support to promote future growth and interest in interoperable IT management solutions.”
Two DMTF standards were recently published byISO/IEC JTC1(Joint Technical Committee for Information Technology), including the Open Virtualization Format (OVF),which allows end-users to distribute applications into virtual environments with minimal effort, and SM CLP, which enables simple, intuitive remote management of heterogeneous servers in data centers. As more DMTF standards gain international recognition, particularly in cloud computing and virtualization environments, it will be important to communicate these milestones and encourage participation with IT management audiences around the globe.
“Many Japanese companies are actively working in the IT management space, especially as cloud computing continues to gain momentum,” said Dr. Hiro Kishimoto, DMTF Japanese Regional Marketing Subcommittee Chair. “This subcommittee will provide a key mechanism for driving collaboration among these companies and accelerating adoption of future DMTF standards.”
The subcommittee’s first priority will be to raise awareness about DMTF and its standards in Japan. The committee has already developed a series of targeted educational materials for Japanese audiences, including a Japanese portal on the DMTF website and documents for key DMTF standards and initiatives. The group will also facilitate contributions to DMTF standards from members located in the region and seek to establish alliance partnerships with other industry organizations working in Japan.
For more information about the subcommittee, or to learn how to get involved, please visit http://www.dmtf.org .
DMTF enables more effective management of millions of IT systems worldwide by bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of systems management standards. The group spans the industry with 160 member companies and organizations, and more than 4,000 active participants crossing 43 countries. The DMTF board of directors is led by 15 innovative, industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies.; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Huawei; IBM; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Oracle; Red Hat and VMware, Inc. With this deep and broad reach, DMTF creates standards that enable interoperable IT management. DMTF management standards are critical to enabling management interoperability among multi-vendor systems, tools and solutions within the enterprise. Information about DMTF technologies and activities can be found at http://www.dmtf.org.