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Subject: Members Approve Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) 1.1 as OASIS Standard

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Members Approve Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) 1.1 as OASIS

AmberPoint, BEA Systems, BMC Software, CA, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, 
Hitachi, IBM, Oracle, SOA Software, Sonic Software, TIBCO, and Others 
Advance Web Services Architecture to Manage Distributed Resources 

Boston, MA, USA; 7 September 2006 -- OASIS, the international e-business
standards consortium, today announced that its members have approved Web
Services Distributed Management (WSDM) version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard, a
status that signifies the highest level of ratification. WSDM continues to
enable management applications to be built using Web services, allowing
resources to be controlled by many managers through a single interface. WSDM
1.1 integrates the standard versions of its dependent specifications: W3C’s
WS-Addressing and OASIS’ WS-Resource Framework and WS-Notification. 

"WSDM 1.1 now provides a management stack that is completely standards-based.
WSDM serves as the starting point for using Web services to solve the
management integration challenge," said Heather Kreger of IBM, chair of the
OASIS WSDM Technical Committee. "It addresses two primary functions—how to use
Web services to perform management tasks and how to manage the Web services

WSDM consists of two specifications, Management Using Web Services (MUWS) and
Management Of Web Services (MOWS).  MUWS defines how to represent and access
the manageability interfaces of resources as Web services. It describes a basic
set of manageability capabilities, such as resource identity, metrics,
configuration, and relationships, which can be composed to express the
capability of the management instrumentation. MOWS defines how to manage Web
services as resources and how to describe and access that manageability using

Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS, stated, "WSDM provides a
much-needed method for enabling manageable Web services applications to
interoperate across enterprise and organizational boundaries." He congratulated
OASIS WSDM Technical Committee members for their commitment to collaborating on
this solution.

Participation in the OASIS WSDM Technical Committee remains open to all;
suppliers, end-users and system integrators are invited to join OASIS to
advance the continued development and adoption of WSDM. OASIS hosts an open
mail list for public comment and the wsdm-dev mailing list for exchanging
information on implementing the standard.

Industry Support for WSDM

BMC Software
"BMC is pleased WSDM 1.1 has been accepted as an OASIS Standard. BMC has been a
supporter of and contributor to WSDM both within OASIS and DMTF. WSDM 1.1 is a
significant cross-industry achievement, building upon the foundation of WSDM
1.0. The management of IT infrastructure is fast evolving to Service Oriented
Architecture as a means to integrate data from disparate resources as well as
tools from a variety of vendors. BMC believes WSDM and related Web services
standards will help foster this evolution," said Vince Kowalski, Chief Web
Services Architect, BMC Software.

"The WSDM OASIS Standard will significantly enhance interoperability among
enterprise management applications, enabling IT organizations to optimize
service levels and reduce operational costs. This update to WSDM, which aligns
with new Web services standards to address state management and event
notification, will help IT organizations maximize the business value of their
increasingly complex service-oriented environments," said Paul Lipton, senior
architect for CA's Wily Technology Division. 

"Hitachi is very pleased that WSDM 1.1 has been approved as an OASIS Standard.
Management though Web services will see enormous growth in the coming years,
and standards such as WSDM will be essential to improve management efficiency
for IT systems. Business systems will grow in size and complexity, and WSDM
will allow new levels of automation that will make this growth practical and
make companies more agile. Hitachi has participated actively in writing the
WSDM specification and its interoperability tests and demos. We are using WSDM
extensively in the Business Grid Computing project funded by Japan’s Government
to manage heterogeneous computing resources. Hitachi also is participating in
the Apache Muse open source project which has implemented WSDM," said Takao
Nakamura, Executive General Manager, Software Division, Hitachi Ltd.

SOA Software
"WSDM is an important step forward for Web services and SOA Management. SOA
Software believes that WSDM will continue to form an important element of the
SOA infrastructure reference model," said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA

"TIBCO is committed to helping define a number of Web services standards with
the goal of enabling customers to create more interoperable applications and
services. The release of WSDM 1.1 is a significant step towards the convergence
of application and system management, providing a complete standards-based
platform that meets the functional requirements for SOA," said Matt Quinn, vice
president of Product Management and Strategy, TIBCO Software. 

Additional information:

OASIS WSDM Technical Committee:


Cover Pages Technology Report:


OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is
a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development,
convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members themselves set the
OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open process expressly designed to
promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. The consortium produces
open standards for Web services, security, e-business, and standardization
efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in
1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600
organizations and individual members in 100 countries. Approved OASIS Standards
include AVDL, BCM, CAP, DITA, DocBook, DSML, ebXML CPPA, ebXML Messaging, ebXML
Registry, EDXL-DE, EML, OpenDocument, SAML, SPML, UBL, UDDI, WSDM,
WS-Reliability, WSRF, WSRP, WS-Security, XACML, XCBF, and XML Catalogs.

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