Fortisphere, the US startup launched in November 2007, continues to join strategic alliances: after joining the RSA Secured Partner Program last month and the PCI Security Vendor Alliance last week, the company now joins the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
Several other virtualization firms joined the DMTF, working to embrace the open standards for virtual infrastructure management that the group released in November 2007. Among them Microsoft, Virtual Iron and Fortisphere direct competitor ManageIQ.
True interoperability between virtualization platforms is far away but the Fortisphere effort in this direction is valuable. The company has now to show how these partnerships translate into concrete competitive advantages.