Management Matters, May 2010

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Alliance Partner Feature: The Open Grid Forum

This month we spotlight DMTF Alliance Partner the Open Grid Forum (OGF), a community of thousands of users, developers and vendors representing more than 400 organizations. The group leads the global standardization effort for grid computing and works with its partners to accelerate the adoption of grid computing. OGF believes grids will lead to new discoveries, new opportunities and better business practices.

The Open Grid Forum was created from the merger of Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA) and Global Grid Forum (GGF), both of which were previous alliance partners of DMTF. EGA was a consortium focused on developing and promoting enterprise grid solutions. GGF had a rich history and established international presence within the academic and research communities, along with a growing participation from the industry. Now as OGF, the organization has the opportunity to deliver faster results, communicate more clearly and collaborate more effectively with other grid organizations and standards bodies.

The OGF/DMTF alliance provides a formal channel for both organizations to collaborate, communicate and coordinate management modeling and services in support of grid technologies. This relationship allows each organization to utilize their strengths: DMTF is responsible for distributed management infrastructure and information and data modeling of resources, and OGF is the peer organization responsible for grid standards.

Synergy 2010 Means Career Advancement

People go to industry conferences for many reasons: time away from the office, the parties, the pool… If you are one who goes to conferences to increase your knowledge and skills to further your career, Synergy 2010 is the one event you must attend this year.

Synergy San Francisco, May 12-14 at Moscone West Convention Center, delivers practical information on the emerging technologies that are changing the face of computing: virtualization, private and public clouds, and network optimization. Attendees will learn career-enhancing skills in more than 60 sessions, dozens of in-depth Hands-on Learning Labs, and at Geek Speak Live!, the ultimate "unconference" featuring technical experts, analysts and bloggers talking shop.

Synergy will deliver both immediate and long-term returns on your investment, including:

  • Strategies and best practices for getting more from your existing IT assets
  • Free skills training
  • Free certification exams
  • Personal experience with new products and solutions from leading IT vendors in the expansive Solutions Expo

This is not to say Synergy 2010 is all work and no play… but Synergy 2010 will make you better prepared for your job today and better prepared for the career opportunities of the future.

For those attending the event, be sure to visit DMTF in booth #502 for an update on what the organization has been up to during the past few months. DMTF members can save $400. Just log in to get your discount code.

Come to Synergy 2010 and give your career a boost. You’ll be glad you did.

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