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Ignacio M. Llorente

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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 and services. This article presents public and private cloud computing from the perspective of their different application scope and interfaces. Interfaces for Public Cloud Computing Public or external clouds offer virtualized resources as a service, enabling the deployment of an entire IT infrastructure without the associated capital costs, paying only for the used capacity. Amazon EC2,ElasticHosts, GoGrid and FlexiScale are examples of comm... (more)

Release of Claudia, an Open Source Service Manager Platform

As part of its exploitation strategy, Telefónica I+D has decided to release as Open Source a number of components developed during its research on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds. These components will be integrated in the Claudia Platform that will offer a Service Management toolkit to deploy and control the scalability of service among a public or private IaaS Cloud. Telefónica I+D chooses MORFEO Project to release the software because it guarantees the access to the results of research beyond the end of the project. These components will continue evolving and put in... (more)

Supporting the OpenNebula Cloud Ecosystem

OpenNebula Session at Cloud Expo The OpenNebula open source project has just released a new web site. This is not only a new look for opennebula.org but a whole new site for the community, a new place to share resources, contribute developments and discuss about components and solutions around OpenNebula. In the last years, many projects, research groups and companies have built new virtualization and cloud components to complement and to enhance the functionality provided by OpenNebula. In response to this growth, the OpenNebula Ecosystem has been established to: Introduce the... (more)

OpenNebula Selected as the Most Popular Cloud Management Toolkit

In July 2010 the StratusLab project conducted two surveys to collect requirements for the StratusLab cloud distribution and to understand the existing experience with virtualization/cloud technologies in Europe. Funded through the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), StratusLab is a two year project aimed to successfully integrate ‘cloud computing' technologies into ‘grid' infrastructures. The survey results are presented in project deliverable D2.1 Review of the Use of Cloud and Virtualization Technologies in Grid Infrastructures. The project conducted two online s... (more)

OpenNebula Cloud API

Last week the OpenNebula project launched a survey to collect feedback from their community regarding what is their preferred interface for cloud consumers and how they should invest their resources in cloud API enhancement and development. The survey was open for two days receiving feedback from almost 200 OpenNebula clouds. Targeted to OpenNebula cloud administrators, its aim was firstly to have information about the level of use of the two cloud APIs offered now by OpenNebula, namely AWS and OGF OCCI. The results show that: 38% do not expose cloud APIs, their users only interf... (more)