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Winston Bumpus

Winston Bumpus

Winston Bumpus, Senior Director of Standards Architecture at VMware, has had over 40 years of experience in the computer industry. He is currently the President of the DMTF. He has chaired activities in other standards organizations including, OASIS, and The Open Group. Prior to VMware he was Director of Systems Management Architecture at Dell and he was also Director of Open Technologies at Novell, Inc. He is co-author of the books "Common Information Model" and "The Foundations of Application Management." He has participated in the DMTF for over 15 years and worked on its early development of the Common Information Model (CIM) and Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards and founded and chaired its Application Management Working Group.

New Activity in App Standards

There has been a lot of activity on improved app management standards lately. And it has been happening on several fronts, all at the same time. Many years ago I co-authored a book, which is no longer in print, called the Foundations of Application Management, published by John Wiley and Sons. In that book I […]

Open Standards and Open Source in the Mobile-Cloud Era

Having been a part of industry standards for over 20 years, I am able to see the changing landscape of Open Standards and Open Source in the new Mobile-Cloud era. The shifts in the role standards and open source are playing today are much different from what it was 20 years ago. They have been […]

The Open Software-Defined Data Center Incubator

As I’ve shared before, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has been engaged for many years in the development of IT infrastructure management standards. In fact, these standards have become the underpinnings of today’s systems management infrastructure and also enable the scalability of current data centers. Beyond this activity, the DMTF also developed standards for […]

OVF 2.0 is here!

Over the past several years OVF (Open Virtualization Format) has been one of the most popular and widely adopted standards in the IaaS space. In fact, it’s the only national and international standard for virtualization and cloud computing.

2013 Predictions: Open Cloud Standards

It has been about three years since we started this journey to create interoperable cloud standards, and we’ve seen so much progress made by the industry. OVF 1.1 became the first national and first international standard for virtualization and clouds. The industry recently released the Cloud infrastructure Management Interface Standard (CIMI) as well as an […]

Consistent Auditing in the Cloud Era

With the growth of cloud computing and the increase of customers deploying workloads in hybrid clouds, having the ability to audit information in a standard way across multiple cloud platforms has come to the forefront. The good news is that a lot of work has already been done in this area. The DMTF addressed this […]

NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop V

I had the pleasure to participate in the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop V, held last week in Washington DC. The event had a mixture of participants from the public sector, private sector and standards development organizations (SDOs) and was an interesting look into the state of cloud computing standards as we reach the […]

As the Public Sector Cloud Summit ends

I presented at the Public Sector Cloud Summit on behalf of the DMTF last week. The event was sponsored by the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and was kicked off with a keynote by Dawn Leaf, NIST’s Senior Executive for Cloud Computing. One of the big takeaways from Dawn’s presentation was that the new focus at […]

The State of Cloud Standards

As the field of cloud computing has developed over the last few years, many people in the industry have recognized the need for clear and open standards that can help maintain an environment that gives us as much flexibility in the future as possible.  Standards work for cloud computing security is relatively mature, but work […]

New Cloud Standards Adopted, Available and Announced

Some new activity around cloud computing standards have occurred in the last month that I thought would be good to blog about. First of all we are all very excited to receive the news that OVF (Open Virtualization Format) specification has been adopted as an international standard ISO/IEC 17203.  This a major milestone and will […]