Dell Proposes Software-Defined Networking Working Committee in OMG

  Dell Proposes Software-Defined Networking Working Committee in OMG

Business Wire

NEEDHAM, Mass. -- March 13, 2013

The Object Management Group (OMG^®) is pleased to announce that new member
Dell^™ has proposed a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) standardization
working committee within the OMG technology working groups. Strong interest in
network virtualization exists in many of OMG’s hundreds of vendor, end-user,
government agency and other members. An initial open meeting on SDN is
expected to be announced in April.

“Networks are the last bastion of unvirtualized computing infrastructure,”
said Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of OMG. “The growing interest in
software-defined networks needs to be met as early as possible with flexible,
transparent, powerful standards that help the industry grow rapidly and allow
interoperable and portable solutions, and give customers real choice. OMG
welcomes Dell as a Contributing member and looks forward to their leadership
in this new activity.”

The networking industry needs clearly defined leadership in the SDN technology
space, and Dell is taking an important step to coalesce a standard under OMG
through an open, international, transparent standards process. Dell will help
define a standard that is meritocratic and open with the help of major
vendors, end users, government agencies and research institutions.

“We are extremely excited to join OMG and further Dell’s commitment to open
standards through our participation,” said Tom Burns, general manager of Dell
Networking. “We have a history of working with open standards and open source
groups including the OMG, Open Networking Foundation, the Open Compute
Project, OpenStack and many others to enable ecosystem development and growth,
and customer choice for IT and data center applications and technologies.
These communities give customers value because contributions from member
companies are advanced based on merit and openness of the contribution. We
look forward to furthering that value with OMG, and with companies that join
this new working group as OMG advances the SDN concept.”

OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry
standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards
for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's
modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Model
Driven Architecture (MDA), enable powerful visual design, execution and
maintenance of software and other processes.

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