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OpenNebula Cloud Computing Toolkit v1.4 Released

Innovation in Cloud Management

OpenNebula Session at Cloud Expo

The OpenNebula team has just announced the stable state for the new 1.4 series of the OpenNebula Toolkit.

During these months the team has been working on new features that will be quite helpful to manage a Cloud infrastructure.

Downloads are available as source code under Apache license as previous versions but they have also created binary packages for RedHat/CentOS, Ubuntu, openSUSE and Fedora.

Highlights of OpenNebula 1.4 are:

  • EC2 Query API interface for building OpenNebula-based clouds
  • OGF OCCI interface for building OpenNebula-based clouds
  • Support for the VMware Hypervisor family
  • Multiple user support and access-right control for Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
  • Advance contextualization support to integrate VM packs and implement multi-component services
  • Easy integration with your data-center services and procedures with a new hook system
  • Support block devices as VM images.
  • Support for LVM storage
  • Many bug fixes, and scalability and performance improvements in several components of the OpenNebula system
  • A whole new set of documentation pages, guides and examples

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Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.