Improved secure remote management of desktop and mobile systems will be delivered through a new standard from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
The Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) initiative is a suite of specifications that takes full advantage of the DMTF’s Web Services for Management (WS-Management) specification – delivering standards-based web services management for desktop and mobile client systems.
As outlined in a white paper, the DASH Initiative will deliver a set of specifications that provides architectural semantics, industry standard protocols and a set of profiles to standardise the secure management of desktop and mobile systems - independent of machine state, operating platform or supplier.
By tapping into WS-Management - which enables a common way for systems to access and exchange management information across the entire IT infrastructure - DASH integrates desktop and laptop management into an end-to-end management system.
In addition, DASH works in concert with the DMTF’s widely-implemented Common Information Model (CIM), so that it is easily incorporated into existing management environments.
DASH has already received widespread industry support.
The DASH white paper can be downloaded here:
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