Large data centers are complex systems that depend on several generations of hardware and software components, ranging from legacy mainframes and rack-based appliances to modular blade servers and modern rack scale design solutions. To cope with this heterogeneity, the data center manager must coordinate a multitude of tools, protocols, and standards. Currently, data center managers, standardization bodies, and hardware/software manufacturers are joining efforts to develop and promote Redfish as the main hardware management standard for data centers, and even beyond the data center. The authors hope that this article can be used as a starting point to understand how Redfish and its extensions are being targeted as the main management standard for next-generation data centers. This article describes Redfish and the recent collaborations to leverage this standard.