The DCML Organization is seeking to partner or merge completely with established standards groups to gain broader industry acceptance.
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The Data Center Markup Language (DCML) Organization is seeking to partner or merge completely with established standards groups in an effort to gain broader industry acceptance. The is working on a draft technical specification, due in the second half of this year, that will provide guidelines for automating administrative tasks in corporate data centers. The DCML specification calls for a standardized way to automatically provision software to servers and other computing gear and apply patches.