DMTF Ratifies WS-Management

DMTF advances IT management with release of Web services standard

April 29, 2008

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF), the industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion of interoperable management standards and initiatives, today announced that its Web Services for Management (WS-Management) standard has been ratified Final. Since its debut in April 2006, WS-Management has been successfully implemented in a wide range of products from DMTF member companies–moving it from a Preliminary to Final Standard.

IT managers benefit from WS-Management because deployments that support the standard will enable them to remotely access devices on their networks–everything from desktop and mobile systems and servers today, to power management and virtualized environments in the future. WS-Management helps reduce the cost and complexity of IT management by leveraging Internet protocols and standards to manage diverse deployments of the Common Information Model (CIM) instrumented devices. It also helps enable a secure, simple and low-cost platform for managing mixed IT environments.

The WS-Management standard, the latest component of DMTF’s Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) initiative, has provided an important building block ingredient for DMTF management initiatives. The WS-Management standard is also referenced as the protocol of choice for both the Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) and Systems Management Architecture for System Hardware (SMASH) initiatives.

“With broad industry support from our member companies, the WS-Management standard enables IT end-users to employ Web services to manage IT systems,” said Winston Bumpus, DMTF president. “The standard is already widely adopted and referenced in two of our DMTF initiatives. We look forward to a wide range of WS-Management implementations in emerging management domains such as power management and virtualization.”

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