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A Distributed Virtual Infrastructure (VI) Manager is responsible for the efficient management of the virtual infrastructure as a whole, by providing functionality for deployment, control and monitoring of groups of interconnected Virtual Machines (VMs) across a pool of resources. An added functionality of these management tools is the dynamic scaling of the virtual infrastructure with resources from remote providers, so seamless integrating remote Cloud resources with in-house infrastructures. This novel functionality allows to add and remove capacity in order to meet peak or fluctuating service demands, so providing the foundation for interoperation between Cloud infrastructures. The distributed virtual infrastructure would run on top of a geographically distributed physical infrastructure consisting of resources from the private cloud and several external cloud ... (more)

A Flexible and Interoperable Cloud Operating System

OpenNebula Cloud on Ulitzer Future enterprise data centers will look like private clouds supporting a flexible and agile execution of virtualized services, and combining local with public cloud-based infrastructure to enable highly scalable hosting environments. The key component in these cloud architectures will the cloud management system, also called cloud operating system (OS), being responsible for the secure, efficient and scalable management of the cloud resources. Cloud OS are displacing "traditional" OS, which will be part of the application stack. Flexibility in Cloud ... (more)

The Sunstone Graphical Tool for the Management of OpenNebula Clouds

The OpenNebula project has just released some screenshots of its brand new Cloud Operations Center: OpenNebula Sunstone, a GUI intended for users & admins.   ... (more)

OpenNebula Open Source Toolkit v2.2 for Cloud Computing Released

The OpenNebula Project announced today the general availability of OpenNebula 2.2 for download. OpenNebula is the open-source reference technology to deploy enterprise-class infrastructure clouds, used by thousands of organizations across multiple industries. OpenNebula 2.2 is the seventh major release of the project and with it, it continues to fulfill the promise of building a state-of-the-art open source toolkit that also addresses the scalability, flexibility and security requirements of large-scale production systems. Among the new features, OpenNebula 2.2 includes Sunstone... (more)

Who Is Using OpenNebula?

There are more than 100 downloads of OpenNebula per day from its download site, and there have been more than 50,000 downloads since the project released its first version in March 2008. Additionally, the code can be also downloaded from its software repository and from the several commercial and open-source distributions embedding this leading technology for cloud management. Some weeks ago the OpenNebula project started an initiative to create a list of organizations using OpenNebula. This ended up being more difficult than they expected given that many of their main users in ... (more)