DMTF and TM Forum Joint Whitepaper Now Available: Cloud Management for Communications Service Providers

The DMTF and TM Forum have released a joint whitepaper aimed to coordinate work around development and adoption of standards for the management and operational aspects of the cloud computing environment for Communications Service Providers.

DMTF Webcast from MDC Now Available Online: Cloud Complications – Keys to Adoption and Advancement

If you missed the Management Developers Conference (MDC) this year, you can now view the 30-minute webcast, “Cloud Complications – Keys to Adoption and Advancement,” online for free. This webcast features key discussions from industry associations and vendors on what is driving cloud adoption and what vendors and users need to be aware of.

DMTF to Participate in Upcoming Webinar: The State of Cloud Standards

Join DMTF panelists Winston Bumpus and Mark Carlson on February 9, 2012 at 7:00 am PT for a free webinar titled “The State of Cloud Standards.”

With adoption rates soaring, the time is right for industry bodies to clarify and unify their standards. Tune in live to hear what exists, what's new and how current standards can be used by end-users and vendors alike to push cloud computing forward.

DMTF Assigns New VP of Education

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.

DMTF Continues to Break New Ground in 2011

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.

Congratulations to This Year’s DMTF Star Award Winners

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.

Open Data Center Alliance and Distributed Management Task Force to Collaborate on Interoperable Cloud Management

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 – Today, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) and the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)announced a collaboration that will hasten the development of industry standards for managing cloud computing environments. Focusing on interoperability and ease of use, this relationship is expected to address one of the most pressing issues facing widespread computing today - the need for simplified cloud management through a single view of all cloud resources. Initial collaboration engagement will focus on one of today’s most pressing IT challenges, interoperable management of virtual machines regardless of data center location. Adoption of efficient cloud solutions is estimated to saveglobal IT operations budgets $25B, according to ODCA forecasts, and simplified cloud management is a critical aspect of achieving increased efficiencies.

Register Now for MDC to Take Advantage of Discounted Rates!

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.

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.

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