DMTF expands global reach with the addition of Huawei to Board of Directors
[Portland, USA, 4 April, 2011] 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 that Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions around the world, has been elected to the DMTF Board of Directors. The addition of this international company solidifies DMTF's expanding global presence in the IT industry. Huawei joins AMD, Broadcom, CA Technologies, Cisco, Citrix Systems Inc., EMC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware to continue DMTF's momentum in driving IT management standards and initiatives.
DMTF standards and technologies address IT industry requirements and enable interoperable management across a diverse set of platforms. DMTF member companies collaborate to create standards to ensure that IT industry investments remain viable for years to come by creating cost-effective solutions. Recently, DMTF has established momentum in the cloud computing and virtualization space through its Cloud Management Working Group, which focuses on the development of cloud interoperability standards. In addition, DMTF has continued to increase its global presence through the addition of members who represent international leaders in the IT industry.
"Huawei is excited to join the DMTF Board of Directors and help drive the organization's mission to enable interoperable management solutions for the IT industry," said Jeffrey Wheeler, Distinguished Engineer, Technical leader of Cloud Management at Huawei. "We look forward to working in partnership with industry-leading companies to accelerate the adoption of DMTF interoperability standards while sharing our expertise in the telecommunications space."
Wheeler will represent Huawei on the board. Other board representatives include:
- Valerie Kane, AMD;
- Hemal Shah, Broadcom;
- Paul Lipton, CA Technologies;
- Frederick Serr, Cisco;
- Shishir Pardikar, Citrix Systems, Inc;
- Wayne Adams, EMC;
- Yashuhide Matsumoto, Fujitsu;
- Jishnu Mukerji, HP;
- Mike Baskey, IBM;
- Kevin Cline, Intel;
- Josh Cohen, Microsoft;
- Tony DiCenzo, Oracle;
- Winston Bumpus, VMware.
"DMTF is pleased to welcome Huawei to the Board of Directors. We are confident that as a new board member, they will offer a fresh perspective to our organizational leadership," said Mike Baskey, DMTF Chairman of the Board. "Their global presence and leadership make them an ideal board member to help maintain our momentum in creating effective standards for IT management, specifically in the areas of cloud computing and telecommunications."
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 14 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; 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.