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Ignacio M. Llorente

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Nine years ago, in February 2008, OpenNebula announced the first open-source management software for deploying private and hybrid clouds, and released one of the most transformative platforms for innovation in the cloud. OpenNebula was the first of many open-source software components that now constitute an active and quickly growing open ecosystem in a private cloud market estimated in $7 Billion. “Open source” software refers to source code that is freely available for use, modification and, depending on the terms of its license, redistribution of modified and extended versions of the software. It is not only that the code is open and free, collaboration between technology providers and users is a huge advantage in the open source arena. One of the beauties of open source is that it is a meeting point between users and innovators, both from industry and academia, ... (more)

Cloud Interoperability and Portability Down to Earth with OpenNebula

It is said that one image says more than a thousand words. This image illustrates how OpenNebula emphasizes interoperability and portability, recognizing that their users have data-centers composed of different hardware and software components for security, virtualization, storage, and networking. If you still need the words, OpenNebula gives more details in its blog.   ... (more)

New OpenNebula Working Group on Cloud Interoperability and Portability

OpenNebula has just announced the creation of a new Working Group on Cloud Interoperability and Portability. The aim of this working group is to discuss open standards and their implementation in projects that make use of OpenNebula clouds. Inter-project collaboration especially in the realm of support for open standards such as Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI), Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), and Open Virtualization Format (OVF), and development of standard APIs with interoperability among different ecosystem modules will be the focus of this working group. OpenNe... (more)

OpenNebula 2011: A Year of Innovation in Cloud Computing

As 2011 draws to an end, we'd like to review what this year has meant for the OpenNebula project and give you a peek at what you can expect from us in 2012. You have all the details about the great progress that we have seen for the OpenNebula project in our monthly newsletters that we started in June.  Most of the time has been spent developing new features to continue to deliver the open-source industry standard for data center virtualization, offering the most feature-rich and flexible solution for comprehensive management of virtualized data centers. Technology The stable ve... (more)

OpenNebula 3.4 Cloud Platform Is Out

The OpenNebula project has just announced the availability of OpenNebula 3.4 (Wild Duck). OpenNebula 3.4 is the most feature-rich open-source alternative to VMware datacenter and cloud suite, delivering enterprise-class functionality, stability and scalability with broader platform support and integration capabilities for KVM, Xen and VMware hypervisors. The software brings countless valuable contributions by many members of our community, and specially from Research in Motion, Logica, Terradue 2.0, CloudWeavers, Clemson University, and Vilnius University. As main new feature, O... (more)