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Ignacio M. Llorente

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The Ubuntu team announced one month ago their plan to offer a set of new software packages related to cloud computing in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), due to be released in April 2009. One of the target packages, the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine, is available for download from the Ubuntu repository. Ruben S. Montero has published a very nice "mini how-to" describing how to set up your own private cloud in only five steps with Ubuntu and OpenNebula. This is the easiest and fastest way to transform a static and rigid physical infrastructure into a flexible, elastic and dynamic virtual infrastructure, with support for dynamic scaling to external Cloud infrastructures. ... (more)

Building Private and Hybrid Clouds with Ubuntu 9.04

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)

Building Hybrid Clouds with OpenNebula and Deltacloud

OpenNebula has just released a Deltacloud adaptor to build Hybrid Clouds. A Hybrid Cloud is an extension of a Private Cloud to combine local resources with resources from one or several remote Cloud providers. The remote provider could be a commercial Cloud service or a partner private infrastructure running a different OpenNebula instance. Hybrid Cloud computing functionality enables the building of cloudbursting and cloud federation scenarios. OpenNebula provides support for building Hybrid Clouds with Amazon EC2 and ElasticHost, and now with this new adaptor OpenNebula levera... (more)

Business Participation in RESERVOIR / OpenNebula Training Session

The RESERVOIR project organized an OpenNebula training session in Brussels on January 27-28, 2011. The training was given by CETIC and the group at UCM, taking place in the IBM Meeting Room at Digitaleurope. It featured an extensive tutorial on how to install, configure, tune and use OpenNebula to build Private, Hybrid and Public clouds. It also included a last session by IBM presenting its integrated Private Cloud Service Delivery Platform. The material from the training can be downloaded from the OpenNebula site and from the RESERVOIR site. The event was atte... (more)

New OpenNebula Screencast Series

The OpenNebula project has started creating a series of screencasts to illustrate the most improtant features of OpenNebula 3.0. A first screencast demonstrates how easy it is to register new Images, create Templates, instantiate Virtual Machines from those Templates and accessing them through the embedded VNC. In addition it provides an overview of Sunstone and its major features: the Dashboard, where you’ll see the current status of your cloud, the detailed information panel for each resource and the real-time update of resources and the Dashboard. Enjoy the screencast! ... (more)