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Ignacio M. Llorente

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C12G Labs has just released a new guide on integrating SUSE Studio with OpenNebula. This guide addresses how to create or adapt any SUSE Studio appliance by simply adding a 20-line script to the appliance, which will integrate the appliance's network with OpenNebula and will handle the contextualization process. It also illustrates further integration steps to handle SUSE Studio url's directly by OpenNebula. With a few-lines modification to the driver, it can manage the whole download, unpack and register process. Take a look at the SUSE Studio appliance configuration and see it running on top of OpenNebula: An additional work all OpenNebula users must face is the process of designing new images. This process usually involves downloading installation media, creating a temporary Virtual Machine for the installation process (usually handled by Opennebula) and perform... (more)

The Role of Cloud Computing

Let me show how I see Cloud (and virtualization as enabling technology) and Grid as complementary technologies that will coexist and cooperate at different levels of abstraction in future infrastructures. I will first clearly state my position about Cloud and Grid, which are complementary technologies. There is a growing number of posts and articles trying to show how cloud computing is a new paradigm that supersedes Grid computing by extending its functionality and simplifying its exploitation, even announcing that Grid computing is dead. It seems that new technologies and para... (more)

Research Challenges in Cloud Infrastructures for 2009

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to present my position on Research Challenges in Cloud Infarstructures in the panel "Beyond Amazon: Using and Offering Services in a Cloud” at Future Internet Assembly, Madrid 2008. The aim of the talk was to present key differentiators between the RESERVOIR project ... ... (more)

Grids and Cloud as Complementary Computing Paradigms

This is the title of the new GridBriefing just released by GridTalk to introduce Grids and Clouds as complementary computing paradigms. A clear understanding of their relationship will help the development and efficient use of existing academia and commercial e-infrastructures. It is especially interesting the table comparing Grid and Clouds side by side, as well as the strategy recommended in the chapter devoted to Grids and Clouds of the new white paper by the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group to ensure a healthy future for European e-infrastructures: Investigate the integrati... (more)

OpenNebula 1.2 for Data Center Virtualization & Private Cloud Computing

We have just announced the availability of OpenNebula 1.2, the second stable release of the project. This is an important milestone for the project and marks that most of the components of OpenNebula are now in place. See this post with the details of the first release. What is OpenNebula? The OpenNebula virtual infrastructure engine provides efficient, dynamic and scalable management of groups of interconnected VMs within datacenters involving a large amount of virtual and physical servers. OpenNebula supports Xen and KVM platforms and can interface with remote cloud sites, being... (more)