Top Stories by Ignacio M. Llorente
OpenNebula has just announced the beta release of its version 4.8, code named
Lemon Slice, which brings significant improvements in different aspects.
Sticking with its vision of bringing simplicity to cloud management, this
release comes with improvements in the recently added Cloud View portal,
designed for end users. One significant advantage of the new portal is the
ability to control flows, groups of interconnected Virtual Machines that
conform a service. Based on this Cloud View, a Virtual Datacenter
administrators view has been included (VDCAdmin View), which enables VDC
admins to easily manage the VDC users and resources.
An important highlight in this release is a bast improvement to the hybrid
model. Support for two new public cloud providers have been added, widening
the range of possibilities to offload VMs in case the local infrastructure is
The OpenNebula project has just announced the availability of OpenNebula 4.6
Beta (Carina). This release brings many new features and stabilizes features
that were introduced in previous versions.
OpenNebula 4.6 introduces important improvements in several areas.
The provisioning model has been greatly simplify by supplementing user
groups with resource providers. This extended model, the Virtual Data Center,
offers an integrated and comprehensive framework for resource allocation and
Another important new feature has taken place in the OpenNebula core. It has
The OpenNebula Project has announced upcoming TechDay events in Boca Raton,
Florida, on June 19th and in Fremont, California, on June 24th. These
TechDays are free, full-day events for CIOs, CTOs, VPs of technology, IT
directors, cloud architects, sys-admins and devops, featuring a hands-on
workshop, as well as presentations from community members and power users.
The event in Boca Raton will be hosted by TransUnion|TLOxp, global leader in
information and risk management. The event in Fremont will be hosted by Hyve
Solutions, a leader in providing large scale deployments of fully ... (more)
Many companies contact us because they are looking for alternatives to VMware
vCloud. They usually report that:
vCloud is not an easy to use solution vCloud is mostly suited for vSphere and
public clouds running VMware vCloud can no be adapted to their needs Last,
but not least, VMware announced in september 2013 that vCloud Director was
approaching end of life for enterprises with its functionality being split
into vCenter and vCloud Automation Center
Because it is completely hypervisor agnostic, fully supports VMware, and is
easy to install, maintain and use within existing VMwa... (more)
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 su... (more)