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Red Hat Elected to DMTF Board of Directors

The Distributed 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 open source solutions provider Red Hat has joined the DMTF Board of Directors. The addition of the industry-leading company adds to DMTF’s expanding presence in the IT industry. Red Hat joins AMD, Broadcom, CA Technologies, Cisco, Citrix Systems Inc., EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware to continue DMTF’s mission to enable interoperable IT management solutions.

“Red Hat is excited to join the DMTF Board of Directors and help drive the development of industry-wide cloud management standards,” said David Lutterkort, principal software engineer at Red Hat, who will represent Red Hat on the Board. “We look forward to working in partnership with the other companies on the Board to speed adoption of DMTF interoperability standards, while offering our perspective and expertise as a leader in open source and cloud computing. As the lead of the Apache Deltacloud1 project, I see great value in leveraging DMTF’s open standards.”

In addition to serving on the DMTF Board of Directors, Red Hat will also continue its active participation in DMTF’s cloud standards activities, including the Cloud Audit Data Federation Work Group (CADF) and the Cloud Management Work Group (CMWG).

“DMTF is pleased to welcome Red Hat to the Board of Directors,” said Mike Baskey, DMTF Chairman of the Board. “Red Hat’s presence as a leader in the cloud industry offers an important perspective to our organizational leadership. Red Hat’s cloud-specific expertise will help us maintain momentum in developing effective, industry-wide cloud standards.”

About DMTF

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 15 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; Red Hat 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.

1 Apache Deltacloud is currently undergoing Incubation at the Apache Software Foundation.

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