Distributed Management Task Force

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An industry consortium, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) fpr development, adoption, and promotion of interoperable enterprise and systems management standards. Its goal is to enable non-proprietary industry standard interfaces for system manageability, which allow the ecosystem of computer architectures to move away from proprietary interfaces. Products compliant with a DTMF architecture, however, can have widely different manufacturing technologies and cost-performance.

It has more than 4,000 active participants representing 44 countries and nearly 200 entities, including AMD, Broadcom, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novell, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, and WBEM Solutions.

Its scope has gone beyond traditional servers and workstations standards into desktop and mobile clients (DASH) and for servers (SMASH).