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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 saturated... (more)

OpenNebula Partners with Microsoft to Enable Hybrid Clouds with Azure

As a result of the collaboration between OpenNebula and Microsoft, a new set of plug-ins to support Microsoft Azure has been included in OpenNebula. This partnership has been announced today by Microsoft Open Technologies at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). "With this set of plug-ins, IT pros and system integrations can use OpenNebula’s rich set of infrastructure management tools to manage cloud deployments across Microsoft’s private, public and hosted cloud platforms." The Beta version of  OpenNebula 4.8 bringing the new drivers was released today and is available fo... (more)

CloudCatalyst Launches Its New Online Platform

Following a successful launch in October 2013, the CloudCatalyst consortium is proud to announce the launch of its new website (www.cloudcatalyst.eu). The website has been completely revamped and now contains direct links to the events the consortium takes part in, major news and the different services being developed within the project, such as the "Go-to-the Cloud Service" and the "Cloud Accelerator Toolbox". The aim of the CloudCatalyst project is to provide useful tools to foster the adoption of cloud computing within Europe and to better position the European Cloud Computin... (more)

OpenNebula Announces Cloud Technology Day Events

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)

OpenNebula vs. OpenStack: User Needs vs. Vendor Driven

This post is a reprint of a post at OpenNebula.org We've crafted this post to answer a recurring question we've been hearing lately, specially from organizations planning to build their own private cloud: How do you compare OpenNebula with OpenStack?... This is indeed a complex question. There is no single answer because open-source projects and technologies present several dimensions. But we are far from afraid to answer it: the short, tl;dr version would be that they represent two different open-source models. While OpenNebula is an open-source effort focused on user needs, Op... (more)