The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Board has approved joining as a sponsoring organization for the Cloud Plugfest series in a vote taken May, 2013. DMTF joins the Open Grid Forum (OGF), the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Storage Initiative, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open Cloud for Europe, JApan and beyoNd (OCEAN) Project as an official sponsoring organization.
The next Cloud Plugfest, ninth in the ongoing series, will take place July 22-24, 2013 as part of the DMTF Alliance Partners Technical Symposium (APTS), to be held July 22-26 in Portland, Oregon, USA and jointly sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). OGF will also be holding simultaneous related working group meetings as part of the XSEDE 2013 conference, July 22-24, 2013 in San Diego, California, USA.
DMTF will also be participating in the upcoming Cloud Interoperability Week Sep. 16-20, 2013, co-sponsored by ETSI, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), OCEAN, OGF, the OW2 global open source community and SNIA.