Top Stories by Ignacio M. Llorente
The integration of two clans of computation, ‘grid’ and ‘cloud’
computing, is moving closer through collaboration between the projects
Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) and Resources and Services
Virtualisation without Barriers (RESERVOIR).
The two teams will work together to explore how the institutes providing
computing resources to EGEE could benefit from adopting a ‘private cloud’
model to provide resources. Private clouds allow organisations to easily
manage their own hardware resources in-house. Using virtualization technology
they can alter the provided computing to suit the work at hand. This makes it
easier for them to provide the necessary infrastructure for their users, even
if these needs change rapidly over time.
This collaboration will identify how the combination of RESERVOIR’s
management software and existing virtualisation technology could offer ... (more)
C12G Labs has just announced a new release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise
edition of its widely-deployed open-source management solution for enterprise
data center virtualization and private cloud computing. OpenNebulaPro
integrates the most recent stable version of OpenNebula (3.8) with bugfixes,
performance, and scalability patches developed by the community and by C12G
for its customers and partners. OpenNebula 3.8 (codename Twin Jet), released
one month ago, enhances its AWS and OCCI API implementations and provides a
tighter integration with VMware and KVM.
C12G also ann... (more)
inovex GmnbH has just announced its partnership with C12G Labs to support the
deployment and operation of OpenNebula-based enterprise cloud
infrastructures, and the automation and migration of legacy systems. With
OpenNebula as their software platform, inovex experts can set up cloud
infrastructures very quickly and operate them efficiently.
inovex is particularly qualified to use OpenNebula in an enterprise
environment. inovex has many years of experience in virtualisation, data
centre management and highly available and ultra-scalable storage. inovex
helps leading Internet com... (more)
Code-named “Fox Fur”, the twenty-third release of OpenNebula is available
today with complete support to build clouds on existing VMware environments.
OpenNebula 4.10 seamlessly integrates vCenter virtualized infrastructures
leveraging the advanced features such as vMotion, HA or DRS scheduling
provided by the VMware vSphere product family. On top of it, OpenNebula
exposes a multi-tenant, cloud-like provisioning layer, including features
such as virtual data centers, data center federation or hybrid cloud
computing to connect in-house vCenter infrastructures with Amazon EC2, IBM ... (more)
Ignacio Martín Llorente's Blog
One of the relevant contributions of cloud computing is the Infrastructure as
a Service (IaaS) model. There are a number of research challenges in cloud
infrastructures that, in my opinion, will need to be addressed in 2009. The
open research issues are mainly related to new virtualization technologies to
enable efficient, dynamic and scalable Cloud operation and interoperation.
Cloud computing enables the deployment of an entire IT infrastructure without
the associated capital costs, paying only for the used capacity. The new
“Infrastructure as a Ser... (more)