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Ignacio M. Llorente

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The Ubuntu team announced one month ago their plan to offer a set of new software packages related to cloud computing in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), due to be released in April 2009. One of the target packages, the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine, is available for download from the Ubuntu repository. Ruben S. Montero has published a very nice "mini how-to" describing how to set up your own private cloud in only five steps with Ubuntu and OpenNebula. This is the easiest and fastest way to transform a static and rigid physical infrastructure into a flexible, elastic and dynamic virtual infrastructure, with support for dynamic scaling to external Cloud infrastructures. ... (more)

Building Your Open Source Private Cloud in Five Steps

C12G has just contributed to the OpenNebula Ecosystem its OpenNebula Express installer under GPL open-source license.This installer eases the installation and deployment of OpenNebula clouds. In few minutes you will get a fully operational cloud from a cluster with a a clean install of the operating system. This is the fastest track to cloud computing, enabling any organization to have an enterprise-grade cloud in four steps. OpenNebula is the most advanced solution for Cloud Computing. It can be adapted into any existing datacenter to build a private, public or hybrid cloud. Du... (more)

The OpenNebula Position on the OpenStack Announcement

As many of you know, a new open-source cloud platform, OpenStack, was recently announced. Here at OpenNebula, we think this is a very exciting development in the cloud community, and we're glad to see so many major players coalescing around an open-source solution. However, we have also been concerned by the all the high-profile announcements and opinion pieces that describe OpenStack as the first initiative for the definition of an open architecture for IaaS cloud computing and a "real" open-source project, criticizing some existing open-source cloud projects as being "open-co... (more)

Release of RESERVOIR Cloud Stack

RESERVOIR, flagship of European projects in cloud computing technology coordinated by IBM, has just announced the release of its cloud stack featuring Claudia Service Manager (Telefonica’s tool for automatic management of service scalability), OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit and security services for cloud federation. The RESERVOIR Cloud Stack supports the delivery of services on an on-demand basis, across countries, at competitive costs and without requiring a large capital investment in infrastructure. RESERVOIR enables the migration of resources across distributed administrative do... (more)

C12G Labs Announces the Release of OpenNebula Pro 3.0

C12G Labs announced today a major new release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise edition of the OpenNebula Toolkit. The third generation of OpenNebula, released two months ago, is helping many organizations make the transition toward the next generation of cloud infrastructures by supporting multiple fully-isolated virtual data centers, advanced multi-tenancy with fine-grained access control, and multiple zones potentially hosted in different geographical locations. This new release has also brought important benefits to cloud users and administrators with a greatly improved SunSto... (more)