The Gen-Z Consortium was built on industry collaboration – it’s how we brought 12 initial companies together around a new data-access technology for developing a next-generation interconnect. Currently, more than 60 industry-leading companies and organizations have joined the Gen-Z Consortium.
The Consortium recently entered into a partnership with DMTF to develop extensions to the Redfish® API and other DMTF standards. Partnerships like these enable the Consortium to foster a collaborative ecosystem that will benefit the entire industry for years to come.
The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) creates open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional IT infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage. Member companies and alliance partners worldwide collaborate on standards to improve the interoperable management of information technologies.
The Gen-Z Consortium is collaborating with DMTF on extensions to DMTF’s Platform Management Components Intercommunication (PMCI) standards, including planned development of a new Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) Gen-Z Transport Binding Specification. In addition, both groups will create and maintain extensions to the Redfish® API to support Gen-Z management.
The Gen-Z Consortium’s alliance with DMTF provides the following benefits:
- Enables a holistic management experience
- Enables scale-out management for fabric management
- Ensures that Gen-Z and DMTF standards are coordinated and address all management requirements, including schema definition and JSON/O Data interoperability as well as management of devices using MCTP over Gen-Z
- Promotes Gen-Z and DMTF standards to member companies
- Fosters Gen-Z participation at the DMTF Alliance Partner Technical Summit and in various working groups
Are you interested in joining the Gen-Z Consortium contributing and collaborating with like-minded industry leaders? Learn more about Consortium membership here.