Top Stories by Ignacio M. Llorente
The integration of two clans of computation, ‘grid’ and ‘cloud’
computing, is moving closer through collaboration between the projects
Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) and Resources and Services
Virtualisation without Barriers (RESERVOIR).
The two teams will work together to explore how the institutes providing
computing resources to EGEE could benefit from adopting a ‘private cloud’
model to provide resources. Private clouds allow organisations to easily
manage their own hardware resources in-house. Using virtualization technology
they can alter the provided computing to suit the work at hand. This makes it
easier for them to provide the necessary infrastructure for their users, even
if these needs change rapidly over time.
This collaboration will identify how the combination of RESERVOIR’s
management software and existing virtualisation technology could offer ... (more)
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)
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)
This is the first post I am writing to illustrate the main novelties of the
new version of the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Manager. OpenNebula is
an open-source toolkit for building Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
infrastructures based on Xen, KVM and VMware virtualization
platforms.OpenNebula v1.4 is available in beta release,
incorporating bleeding edge technologies and innovations in many areas of
virtual infrastructure management and Cloud Computing.
While previous versions concentrated on functionality for Private and Hybrid
Cloud computing, this new version incorpor... (more)
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)