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Friday, February 8, 2008

XML Daily Newslink. Thursday, 07 February 2008

The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) has announced a plan
to work with The Green Grid to develop standards designed to improve
interoperability of technology solutions within the data center. DMTF
and The Green Grid plan to collaborate to develop an interface for
heterogeneous management, across data centers, and for IT and non-IT
equipment. The Green Grid is a global consortium chartered to develop
energy efficiency standards, processes, measurements and technologies
for global data centers and business computing ecosystems. As DMTF is
an industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion
of interoperable management initiatives and standards, DMTF will
support The Green Grid in reaching its mission. In order to support
its goals, The Green Grid will actively pursue the DMTF's Web-Based
Enterprise Management (WBEM), a suite of management and Internet
standard technologies developed to unify the management of distributed
computing environments. WBEM will form the basis of the management
interfaces The Green Grid defines. As a DMTF collaborator, The Green
Grid will be able to leverage and extend the DMTF technologies and
apply them to help improve energy efficiency in the data center and
business computing ecosystems. In addition, the partnership will benefit
The Green Grid by providing access to the expertise and broad membership
of DMTF. As the newest member of the DMTF Alliance Partner program,
which defines formalized liaison relationships between the DMTF and
other key standards bodies, The Green Grid anticipates producing
interface specifications based upon WBEM technologies in approximately
12-18 months. DMTF WBEM Protocols include CIM-XML (a WBEM protocol that
uses XML over HTTP to exchange Common Information Model [CIM] information)
and WS-Management (a specification which promotes interoperability
between management applications and managed resources by identifying a
core set of Web service specifications and usage requirements to expose
a common set of operations).

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