Top Stories by Ignacio M. Llorente
OpenNebula features unique functionality for virtualization of the
datacenter. Among them, it is worth highlighting its support to build cloud
bursting architectures where private cloud resources can be easily
supplemented with resources from a remote public cloud to meet fluctuating
demands. The reason behind this uniqueness is the transparency to use and
maintain the cloud bursting functionality for both end users and cloud
The latest version of OpenNebula, Carina, offers a simple but comprehensive
framework that enables resource allocation to different groups of users in
federated data centers and hybrid cloud deployments. OpenNebula offers a
single management point for both local private and remote public cloud
resources, with an end user self-service portal (Cloud View) that enables the
consumption of hybrid virtual machine templates. These hyb... (more)
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
Ubuntu Workshop at Cloud Expo
April 23, 2009 - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today
bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing
and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two
complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the
technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, namely
private, hybrid and public clouds.
Eucalyptus can be used to transform an existing infrastructure into an
IaaS public cloud, being compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface.
Eucalyptus is fu... (more)
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 ... (more)
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)