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Distributed Management Task Force, CESI Join Hands to Power Cloud Management Software


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August 01, 2012

Distributed Management Task Force, CESI Join Hands to Power Cloud Management Software

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, and the China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) have recently come together in order to promote cloud management software interoperability in China.

As part of the agreement, the groups plan to share documents and resources to help ensure consistent application of cloud standards in the industry.

While DMTF will work to make its standards meet requirements outlined by CESI, CESI will encourage Chinese companies, universities and non-profit organizations to adopt DMTF standards such as the Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI), the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and future DMTF standards for cloud auditing and software license management.

This collaboration will reinforce the importance of industry standards and help CESI to more efficiently develop Chinese national standards.

"Standards adoption will be critical to facilitating a smooth transition to cloud-based management models across the globe," said Mark Carlson, DMTF VP of Alliances, in a statement.

Carlson said that DMTF welcomes the opportunity to partner with CESI to drive adoption of the standards in China, where many companies are actively working on new cloud technologies.

"DMTF has a successful track record of developing management standards that achieve international adoption," added Jun Liu, deputy director, CESI.

CESI was founded in 1963 as a professional institute for standardization in the field of electronics and IT under the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). It operates under Chinese government policies and its own rules and its core mission is standardization in the field of electronics and information technology.

Back in November, TM Forum (News - Alert), a a global, non-profit industry association focused on simplifying the complexity of running a service provider’s business, revealed that it is partnering with the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF to coordinate their work around the development and adoption of standards for the management and operational needs of the cloud computing environment.

The two organizations are focusing on developing standards for a more holistic approach to cloud management software in order to reduce deployment costs, speed up time to market, and improve service quality.

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