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Ignacio M. Llorente

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“Because it simply works” is the most frequent answer to the question “Why would you recommend OpenNebula to a colleague?” that OpenNebula makes to its users in a short survey that tells them how they are doing. Other frequent answers are “Because it is easy to install, maintain and update” or  “Because it is easy to customize”. “Rich functionality and stability” and “support for VMware” are also frequently mentioned by the survey respondents.   The main reasons for using OpenNebula have changed little since they wrote a first post with the Top 10 a couple of years ago. Thanks to community feedback, they have seen that enterprise readiness, simplicity and maturity are now within the top reasons for choosing OpenNebula: Powerful and Innovative: Most advanced and innovative enterprise-class functionality for the management of virtualized data centers to build priva... (more)

Release of Claudia, an Open Source Service Manager Platform

As part of its exploitation strategy, Telefónica I+D has decided to release as Open Source a number of components developed during its research on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds. These components will be integrated in the Claudia Platform that will offer a Service Management toolkit to deploy and control the scalability of service among a public or private IaaS Cloud. Telefónica I+D chooses MORFEO Project to release the software because it guarantees the access to the results of research beyond the end of the project. These components will continue evolving and put in... (more)

OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit Goes Commercial

The authors of the widely used OpenNebula toolkit have founded a company to provide value-added enterprise-solutions around this leading open source technology for cloud computing. C12G Labs has been created to address the growing demand for commercial support and services around OpenNebula. "Our experience is that one single cloud solution does not fit all the requirements and constraints from any data center. We provide our partners with technology and services to build their custom cloud solution, product or service", said Ignacio M. Llorente, co-lead of the OpenNebula open-s... (more)

OpenNebula 2.0 Available in OpenSUSE

The OpenNebula project has just announced that OpenNebula 2.0.1 is available in the openSUSE repositories. This news follows a recent announcement of its availability in Debian and in Ubuntu. ... (more)

OpenNebula on Cloud Standards for e-Science and Beyond

Cloudscape III – Driving Europe’s Cloud computing Strategy - took place on the 15 and 16 of March in Brussels offering the perfect opportunity for experts, developers and end-users in the cloud computing space to become part of the cloud standards process. The event, hosted by the EC-funded SIENA initiative, brought a 360° overview on the Cloud computing landscape, covering benefits for enterprise, research and government alongside challenges spanning scalability, data movement, ownership and privacy, security and legal issues, openness and interoperability. The SIENA initiativ... (more)