Top Stories by Ignacio M. Llorente
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 domains, maximizing resource exploitation, and minimizing
costs to the end-user with guaranteed quality of service. RESERVOIR defines
an open federated infrastructure cloud architecture and delivers a framework
of open source components you can download from the RESERVOIR website and
An entire ecosystem is evolving around cloud computing. Interface
standardization efforts, commercial products, cloud infrastructure and
management services, virtual appliance providers and open-source solutions
are filling niches in the cloud ecosystem. The role and position of a
component or a service in the ecosystem are defined by its capabilities, the
consumers of those capabilities and its relationship with other components
This article presents public and private cloud computing from the
perspective of their different application scope and interfaces.
OpenNebula has been designed to be easily adapted to any infrastructure and
easily extended with new components. The result is a modular system that
can implement a variety of Cloud architectures and can interface with
multiple datacenter services. In the new white paper OpenNebula APIs, C12G
reviews the main interfaces of OpenNebula, their use and gives pointers to
additional documentation for each one. Interfaces are classified in two
categories: end-user cloud and system interfaces. Cloud interfaces are
primary used to develop tools targeted to the end-user, and they provide ... (more)
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 a... (more)
Ubuntu Workshop at Cloud Expo
April 23, 2009 - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today
bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing
and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two
complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the
technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, namely
private, hybrid and public clouds.
Eucalyptus can be used to transform an existing infrastructure into an
IaaS public cloud, being compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface.
Eucalyptus is fu... (more)