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OpenNebula has just announced the beta release of its version 4.8, code named Lemon Slice, which brings significant improvements in different aspects. Sticking with its vision of bringing simplicity to cloud management, this release comes with improvements in the recently added Cloud View portal, designed for end users. One significant advantage of the new portal is the ability to control flows, groups of interconnected Virtual Machines that conform a service. Based on this Cloud View, a Virtual Datacenter administrators view has been included (VDCAdmin View), which enables VDC admins to easily manage the VDC users and resources. An important highlight in this release is a bast improvement to the hybrid model. Support for two new public cloud providers have been added, widening the range of possibilities to offload VMs in case the local infrastructure is saturated... (more)

OpenNebula Partners with Microsoft to Enable Hybrid Clouds with Azure

As a result of the collaboration between OpenNebula and Microsoft, a new set of plug-ins to support Microsoft Azure has been included in OpenNebula. This partnership has been announced today by Microsoft Open Technologies at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). "With this set of plug-ins, IT pros and system integrations can use OpenNebula’s rich set of infrastructure management tools to manage cloud deployments across Microsoft’s private, public and hosted cloud platforms." The Beta version of  OpenNebula 4.8 bringing the new drivers was released today and is available fo... (more)

OpenNebula 4.6 Beta Released

The OpenNebula project has just announced the availability of OpenNebula 4.6 Beta (Carina). This release brings many new features and stabilizes features that were introduced in previous versions. OpenNebula 4.6 introduces important improvements in several areas. The provisioning model has been greatly simplify by supplementing user groups with resource providers. This extended model, the Virtual Data Center, offers an integrated and comprehensive framework for resource allocation and isolation. Another important new feature has taken place in the OpenNebula core. It has underg... (more)

CloudCatalyst Launches Its New Online Platform

Following a successful launch in October 2013, the CloudCatalyst consortium is proud to announce the launch of its new website (www.cloudcatalyst.eu). The website has been completely revamped and now contains direct links to the events the consortium takes part in, major news and the different services being developed within the project, such as the "Go-to-the Cloud Service" and the "Cloud Accelerator Toolbox". The aim of the CloudCatalyst project is to provide useful tools to foster the adoption of cloud computing within Europe and to better position the European Cloud Computin... (more)

Looking for Alternatives to vCloud for Your VMware Infrastructure?

Many companies contact us because they are looking for alternatives to VMware vCloud. They usually report that: vCloud is not an easy to use solution vCloud is mostly suited for vSphere and public clouds running VMware vCloud can no be adapted to their needs Last, but not least, VMware announced in september 2013 that vCloud Director was approaching end of life for enterprises with its functionality being split into vCenter and vCloud Automation Center Because it is completely hypervisor agnostic, fully supports VMware, and is easy to install, maintain and use within existing VMwa... (more)