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Ignacio M. Llorente

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The OpenNebula project has just announced the availability of the stable release of OpenNebula 3.2. This release of OpenNebula features important improvements in security, networking and user management, and fully integrates C12G addons, previously only available for OpenNebulaPro customers. As main new features, OpenNebula 3.2 incorporates an easily-customizable self-service portal for end-users that greatly simplifies VM provisioning in the data center. This new update of OpenNebula also brings the highest levels of flexibility, stability, scalability and functionality for VMware-based data centers and clouds in the open-source domain. OpenNebula 3.2 provides an open management platform that compares to vCenter and vCloud, that can moreover be adapted to fit into your environment. Notable improvements include, but are not limited to: VMware, out-of-the-box suppo... (more)

OpenNebula 1.2 for Data Center Virtualization & Private Cloud Computing

We have just announced the availability of OpenNebula 1.2, the second stable release of the project. This is an important milestone for the project and marks that most of the components of OpenNebula are now in place. See this post with the details of the first release. What is OpenNebula? The OpenNebula virtual infrastructure engine provides efficient, dynamic and scalable management of groups of interconnected VMs within datacenters involving a large amount of virtual and physical servers. OpenNebula supports Xen and KVM platforms and can interface with remote cloud sites, being... (more)

OpenNebula Implements the OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface Draft Spec

Last Friday, the OpenNebula project announced the implementation of the OGF OCCI draft specification.  The release, that will be part of OpenNebula 1.4,  includes a server implementation, clients command for using the service and enabling access to the full functionality of the OCCI interface, and several supporting documents. The last version of this open source toolkit for cloud computing, available for download in beta release, also brings libvirt, EC2 Query API, and a powerful CLI, and all of them can be used on the same OpenNebula instance, so users can use their favorite ... (more)

OpenNebula 4.4 Retina Bringing Simplicity to Enterprise Cloud Computing

The OpenNebula Project has just announced the nineteenth stable release of its widely deployed OpenNebula cloud management platform, a fully open-source solution for data center management and enterprise cloud computing. With a sysadmin-centric approach, OpenNebula is the open operating system of choice in the converged data centre, combining a powerful virtualization manager that supports traditional IT features such as fault tolerance and failover, with the dynamic provisioning, elasticity and multi-tenancy of the enterprise cloud. OpenNebula 4.4 Retina includes support for mu... (more)

Simplicity Is What Differentiates the New OpenNebula 4.6

Code-named “Carina”, the twenty-first release of OpenNebula is available today with a new innovative provisioning model based on virtual Data Centers that offers a simple but comprehensive framework for resource allocation to different groups of users in federated data centers and hybrid cloud deployments. Carina brings the ability to easily federate multiple OpenNebula clouds for high availability, scalability, isolation or multiple-site support, and the seamless sharing of golden images across these zones through a new revamped AppMarket. Users can also browse and provision ser... (more)