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Dell Joins DMTF Board of Directors

DMTF, the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards, today announced that Dell joins the DMTF Board of Directors.

As a member of the DMTF, Dell has been an active leader in the organization since DMTF’s inception in 1992. Dell’s long-term and ongoing commitment to manageability standards will be beneficial to the DMTF as it continues its work to enable interoperable, industry-wide IT management across a diverse set of platforms.

Continuing the diversity of perspectives on DMTF’s Board, Dell joins 15 other technology companies from around the globe, including: Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Fujitsu; Hitachi, Ltd.; HP; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; SoftwareAG; SunGard Availability Services; Telecom Italia and VMware, Inc.

“Dell’s strategy to create open infrastructure management interfaces for organizations of all sizes aligns with the standards being developed by DMTF,” said Jimmy Pike, vice president and senior fellow chief architect, Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. “As a new DMTF board member, Dell looks forward to further influencing these standards to help customers manage their datacenter without reliance on closed architectures, and thereby minimizing operational costs and optimizing systems investments.”

“DMTF is excited to welcome Dell to its Board of Directors,” said Winston Bumpus, chair of the board, DMTF. “The company’s leadership and long history with the organization will be an asset, and their commitment to furthering DMTF standards makes them an ideal board member.”

Detailed information on all of DMTF standards can be found at www.dmtf.org/standards. Those interested in supporting and joining DMTF’s efforts to identify and create standards can be found at www.dmtf.org/join.

About DMTF

DMTF standards enable effective management of IT environments. The organization is comprised of industry-leading member companies that collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards. These standards specify well-defined interfaces that collectively deliver complete management capabilities. DMTF standard interfaces are critical to enabling interoperability among multi-vendor IT infrastructures, and systems and network management including cloud, virtualization, desktop, network, servers and storage. DMTF spans the globe with member companies and organizations representing varied industry sectors. The DMTF board of directors is led by 16 industry-leading technology companies including: Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Dell; Fujitsu; Hitachi, Ltd.; HP; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp; Oracle; Software AG; SunGard Availability Services; Telecom Italia and VMware, Inc. Information about the organization, its technologies and activities can be found at http://www.dmtf.org.

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