|[April 16, 2012]
DMTF Welcomes NetApp and SunGard to Board of Directors
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT
industry together to collaborate on systems management standards
development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced that
storage and data management solutions and cloud provider NetApp
and software, cloud and technologies services provider SunGard
Availability Services have been elected to the DMTF Board of
Directors. NetApp and SunGard join AMD, Broadcom, CA Technologies (News - Alert),
Cisco, Citrix Systems Inc., EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel,
Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and VMware to continue DMTF's momentum in
enabling interoperable IT management solutions.
DMTF is committed to protecting companies' IT investments by creating
standards and technologies that promote multi-vendor interoperability
across a diverse set of platforms. DMTF has recentlyestablished itself
in the cloud computing space through its Cloud Management Initiative,
which includes contributions from several work groups aimed to achieve
interoperable cloud management between service providers and their
consumers and developers.
"NetApp is focused on driving innovation to help customers lower
operating costs and move the business faster," said David Dale, Director
of Standards at NetApp, who will represent NetApp on the Board. "IT
management standards can make a tremendous impact on the ease of use,
efficiency and reduction in administrative overhead for our customers.
We look forward to joining the DMTF Board of Directors and contributing
to the organization by providing perspective and knowledge on storage
management, virtualization, cloud computing and efficiency."
"Cloud computing, while still in its infancy, is fundamentally changing
the IT landscape. In any such emerging discipline, standards are
critical to innovation. As a service provider, SunGard brings to DMTF a
unique perspective on the widespread adoption and consumption of cloud
computing. We look forward to working with other technology leaders
within DMTF to drive relevant, cloud-specific standards," said Chip
Childers, Principal Engineer at SunGard Availability Services, who will
represent SunGard on the board.
"DMTF is pleased to welcome both NetApp and SunGard to the DMTF Board of
Directors," said Josh Cohen, acting chairman of the board, DMTF. "As we
continue working on developing interoperable management standards for
the cloud, we are confident that NetApp and SunGard will provide
valuable insight and perspective to our organizational leadership."
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 17 innovative,
industry-leading technology companies. They include Advanced Micro
Devices (AMD); Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies.; Cisco; Citrix
Systems, Inc.; EMC; Fujitsu; HP; Huawei (News - Alert); IBM; Intel Corporation;
Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; Red Hat; SunGard Availability
Services 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.
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