PICMG, a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium that collaboratively develops open specifications, announces a work register has been formed with the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) to collaborate on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) efforts. The DMTF, an industry standards organization, creates open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional IT infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage. The alliance between the organizations will help ensure the groups' standards are coordinated and aligned in the IIoT domain. It will advance collaboration between the two groups as PICMG specifies Redfish Application Programming Interface (API) resources to create a meta-data model for IIoT. PICMG will also create and maintain Redfish extensions to support IIoT system deployments.
"DMTF welcomes extensions from its Alliance Partners and OEMs to Redfish, our standard API designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)," said Jeff Hilland, president, DMTF. "We're pleased to be working with PICMG in the IIoT space to further unify the industry around the Redfish API." Concurring, "The collaboration with DMTF allows us to accelerate the adoption of IIoT with efficient development of relevant open standards and design guidelines," said Jessica Isquith, president of PICMG. "Working together, our two organizations will extend DMTF's RedfishR as a standard API to support IoT devices for industrial automation."