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Subject: Re: [wsdm] Members Approve Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) 1.1 as OASIS Standard



On 8 Sep 2006, at 00:24, Carol Geyer wrote:

> **Link to this news release at
> http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2006-09-07.php
> Members Approve Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) 1.1 as  
> Standard
> 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
> themselves."
> 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.
> CA
> "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
> "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
> Software.
> "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:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wsdm
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wsdm/faq.php
> Cover Pages Technology Report:
> http://xml.coverpages.org/computingResourceManagement.html
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> Press contact
> Carol Geyer
> OASIS Director of Communications
> carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
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