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Two cloud standards adopted by ISO/IEC

The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) has announced that its Open Virtualization Format (OVF) and Server Management Command Line Protocol (SM CLP) specifications have been adopted as international standards by the Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). These standards are the first DMTF specifications to be published internationally, marking a substantial achievement for the organization.

OVF is the cornerstone of DMTF’s virtualization management and cloud standards development efforts. The standard describes an open, secure, portable and extensible format for packaging and distributing workloads consisting of one or more virtual machines and applications, allowing end-users to distribute applications into virtual environments with minimal effort.

SM CLP enables simple, intuitive remote management of heterogeneous servers in the data center and is an essential component of DMTF’s Server Management Architecture for System Hardware (SMASH) standard.

The two standards, ISO/IEC 13187: 2011 ‘Information Technology – Server Management Command Line Protocol (SM CLP) Specification’ and ISO/IEC 17203 2011 ‘Open Virtualization Format’ can be purchased through the ISO website at http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue.htm or the IEC webstore at http://webstore.iec.ch


•Date: 31st August 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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