Top Stories by Ignacio M. Llorente
This year has seen some great progress for the OpenNebula project, with the
release of the most advanced and flexible enterprise-ready cloud management
tool, and the continued growth of an active and engaged open-source
community. As 2010 draws to and 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 2011.
After a first Beta release in July, the stable version of OpenNebula 2.0
was available for download in October. OpenNebula 2.0 marked the end of
a large and laborious release cycle and an important milestone for the
project in terms of functionality, maturity and community engagement. Besides
many exciting new features for your Cloud and an improved scalability and
robustness, this release also marked the start of a new add-on section for
high-quality, third-party open-... (more)
This is the second article covering the functionality provided by the new
OpenNebula Zones (oZones) component available in the third major release of
OpenNebula. In a previous article, we described its Virtual Data Center
(VDC) functionality that is helping many IT organizations make the transition
toward the next generation of cloud infrastructures supporting multiple
fully-isolated VDCs with advanced multi-tenancy. This article elaborates on
its support for building multi-tier cloud architectures consisting of
multiple OpenNebula Zones.
What is an OpenNebula Zone?
An OpenNebul... (more)
Ubuntu Workshop at Cloud Expo
April 23, 2009 - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today
bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing
and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two
complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the
technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, namely
private, hybrid and public clouds.
Eucalyptus can be used to transform an existing infrastructure into an
IaaS public cloud, being compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface.
Eucalyptus is fu... (more)
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
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 StratusLab project has just released the first version of its cloud
computing distribution, which aims to provide a full cloud solution for grid
and cluster computing.
Funded through the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the
two-year StratusLab project aims to integrate ‘cloud computing'
technologies into ‘grid' infrastructures. Grids link computers and data
that are scattered across the globe to work together for common goals, whilst
cloud computing makes software platforms or virtual servers available as a
service over the Internet, usually on a commercial ... (more)