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SolarisGuide: Sun makes code contribution to WBEMsource Initiative

Jun 06, 2001, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])

The WBEMsource Initiative is designed to bring about open-source standards-based systems management, with special focus on the Common Information Model (CIM)/WBEM standards managed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). Yeah, that's a lot of verbiage, folks, but the bottom line is that this is an important project in bringing some level of uniformity to management tools for large systems -- an idea that plays well for corporate users. As Sun says:

"Sun's contribution allows developers to leverage and build upon Sun's WBEM implementation and the significant advancements it has made to the standard to date. The high costs of heterogeneous networks, consisting of hardware, software, and storage from multiple vendors, as well as the difficulty for these interconnected systems to be consistently managed by the same applications, increases the need for new management standards that will enable the exchange of information between management systems, applications and services."

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