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Ignacio M. Llorente

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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 the only tool able to access on-demand to Amazon EC2 to dynamically scale the local infrastructure based on actual usage. OpenNebula also exhibits an open and flexible architecture which allows the definition of new algorithms for virtual machine placement, and its integration with any virt... (more)

OpenNebula on Cloud Standards for e-Science and Beyond

Cloudscape III – Driving Europe’s Cloud computing Strategy - took place on the 15 and 16 of March in Brussels offering the perfect opportunity for experts, developers and end-users in the cloud computing space to become part of the cloud standards process. The event, hosted by the EC-funded SIENA initiative, brought a 360° overview on the Cloud computing landscape, covering benefits for enterprise, research and government alongside challenges spanning scalability, data movement, ownership and privacy, security and legal issues, openness and interoperability. The SIENA initiativ... (more)

C12G/OpenNebula to Contribute to the European Cloud Strategy

C12G/OpenNebula will participate in the panel about Cloud Computing Fostering Innovation of the workshop Towards a Cloud Computing Strategy for Europe: Matching Supply and Demand organized by the European Commission to help identify the main elements of a European Cloud Strategy. This panel will discuss the opportunities presented by the cloud, interoperability and standards issues, and the potential for innovation. Other panelists are senior-management representatives of European companies, organizations and networks, and the European Parliament. The workshop is part of the 1st ... (more)

RIM Open Sources Carina Environment Manager for OpenNebula Clouds

The Carina Environment Manager is a service management tool developed by Research In Motion (RIM) that allows for the automated deployment, elastic scaling and high-availability management of interconnected application clusters based on policies on OpenNebula clouds. The Carina project was motivated by the need to speed up the deployment of services onto the OpenNebula private cloud at RIM. Different teams are in the process of on-boarding their services, which are composed of multiple scale-out clusters that are networked together, onto RIM's OpenNebula-based cloud. Thanks to ... (more)

OpenNebula 2012: A Year of Innovation in Open Source Cloud Computing

Time flies, and we are approaching the end of another successful year at OpenNebula!. We've had a lot to celebrate around here during 2012, including our fifth anniversary. We took that opportunity to look back at how the project has grown in the last five years. We are extremely happy with the organic growth of the project. It's five years old, it's parked in some of the biggest organizations out there, and that all happened without any investment in marketing, just offering the most innovative and flexible open-source solution for data center virtualization and enterprise cloud... (more)