Take an Open, Standards-based Approach to Virtualization
As the global leader in virtualization, VMware is committed to an open, standards-based approach to licensing and interoperability so that customers can implement virtualization-based solutions that meet their individual needs. Find out how VMware is providing industry leadership through participation in key standards organizations and the development of open interfaces for virtual machines, virtual machine disks and virtualization management tools.
VMware currently participates and provides leadership in several industry standards organizations related to computing and virtualization. Read on to learn more about the standards bodies and organizations that VMware actively participates in.
VMware fosters industry evaluation and feedback with open interfaces and format specifications for a range of technologies, including the virtual machine disk format (VMDK), the Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) and the VMI interface for paravirtualization.
Using established protocols and languages such as SOAP, WSDL, CIM and MOF, VMware and its industry partners are driving open, cross-platform management standards that facilitate interoperability and accelerate the development of higher-level solutions.
VMware intends to provide a royalty-free license to the specifications for these interfaces and formats to collaborating partners. Read quotes on industry standardization from VMware supporting partners.