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Ignacio M. Llorente

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Code-named “Fox Fur”, the twenty-third release of OpenNebula is available today with complete support to build clouds on existing VMware environments. OpenNebula 4.10 seamlessly integrates vCenter virtualized infrastructures leveraging the advanced features such as vMotion, HA or DRS scheduling provided by the VMware vSphere product family. On top of it, OpenNebula exposes a multi-tenant, cloud-like provisioning layer, including features such as virtual data centers, data center federation or hybrid cloud computing to connect in-house vCenter infrastructures with Amazon EC2, IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure public clouds. “Fox Fur” brings additional enhancements across every other OpenNebula component: improved authentication with login token functionality, enhanced networking system to allow a flexible management of IP leases, improvements in Sunstone for the hy... (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)

BoF Session on Cloud Computing API at Open Grid Forum 25

A BoF ("birds of a feather") session on Cloud Computing API was organized at Open Grid Forum 25 in Catania (Italy). The session focused on the charter and the creation of a Group inside OGF to work on the development of an API specification for the dynamic deployment, using an appropriate descriptor language, control and monitor of virtual machines. The scope of the specification will be all the high level functionality required for the life-cycle management of virtual machines which is needed to support automated service elasticity. The new specification will facilitate the in... (more)

OpenNebula Cloud Computing Toolkit v1.4 Released

OpenNebula Session at Cloud Expo The OpenNebula team has just announced the stable state for the new 1.4 series of the OpenNebula Toolkit. During these months the team has been working on new features that will be quite helpful to manage a Cloud infrastructure. Downloads are available as source code under Apache license as previous versions but they have also created binary packages for RedHat/CentOS, Ubuntu, openSUSE and Fedora. Highlights of OpenNebula 1.4 are: EC2 Query API interface for building OpenNebula-based clouds OGF OCCI interface for building OpenNebula-based clouds ... (more)

StratusLab - European Initiative to Integrate Cloud with Grid Technologies

Researchers from a collaboration of six European organisations have attracted funding worth €2.3million to develop a new Internet-based software project called StratusLab. The two year project, headed up by Project Coordinator Dr Charles Loomis from CNRS, was launched in Paris on the 14th of June 2010. It aims to enhance distributed computing infrastructures, such as the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), that allow research and higher education institutes from around the world to pool computing resources. Funded through the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the t... (more)