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Ignacio M. Llorente

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In a recent keynote at the 3rd EU-Japan Symposium on Future Internet and New Generation Networks we presented our view about key research challenges in cloud computing. We briefly covered the state of the art and the open challenges in the main cloud layers that provide the tools and the infrastructure to develop and to run the applications in the Future Internet of Services. In this post we try to summarize the main points of the presentation. Cloud Computing as an Enabler for the Internet of Services The Internet of Services is a vision of the Internet of the Future where not only the software applications are available as a service on the Internet, such as the software itself, but also the tools to develop the software and the platform (servers, storage and communication) to run the software. In this scenario, SaaS cloud computing would represent the software appl... (more)

Federating Multiple Cloud Instances with OpenNebula Zones

This is the second article covering the functionality provided by the new OpenNebula Zones (oZones) component available in the third major release of OpenNebula. In a previous article, we described its Virtual Data Center (VDC) functionality that is helping many IT organizations make the transition toward the next generation of cloud infrastructures supporting multiple fully-isolated VDCs with advanced multi-tenancy. This article elaborates on its support for building multi-tier cloud architectures consisting of multiple OpenNebula Zones. What is an OpenNebula Zone? An OpenNebul... (more)

New OpenNebula Release and QA Strategy

Continuing its strong commitment to open-source and to the OpenNebula community, C12G has just announced that every OpenNebula Maintenance Release and Service Pack will be made publicly available at the community site. From release 3.8, the OpenNebula community will enjoy the benefits of the OpenNebulaPro distribution including the C12G’s Quality Assurance processes. This change in the Release and Q&A Strategy of OpenNebula will bring many benefits to all stakeholders: Community users will now have access to a more frequently updated, certified enterprise-ready software distrib... (more)

OpenNebula Project Releases OpenNebula Cloud Manager 3.6

The OpenNebula project has just announced the availability of OpenNebula 3.6 (Lagoon). This release is focused on stabilizing the features introduced in OpenNebula 3.4, improving the performance of some existing features, and adding new features for virtualization management and integration with the new OpenNebula Marketplace. OpenNebula 3.6 features a new hotplug mechanism for disk volumes that supports attaching either volatile volumes or existing images to a running VM. Also for OpenNebula 3.6 we have re-written from scratch the Quota and Accounting tools, so now they are inc... (more)

OpenNebula Cloud Management Platform Celebrates Five Years

In OpenNebula, we have a lot to celebrate around here lately, including our fifth anniversary. Although OpenNebula started as a research project more than 7 years ago, it was in november 2007 when we created the OpenNebula open-source project. Since then, 12 stable versions have been released in a rapid release cycle to accelerate the transfer of innovation to the market, and OpenNebula has evolved into an active open-source project with a steadily growing community that, by many measures is more than doubling each year. Some figures of the project: 500 validated users in our ... (more)