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Ignacio M. Llorente

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A BoF ("birds of a feather") session on Cloud Computing API was organized at Open Grid Forum 25 in Catania (Italy). The session focused on the charter and the creation of a Group inside OGF to work on the development of an API specification for the dynamic deployment, using an appropriate descriptor language, control and monitor of virtual machines. The scope of the specification will be all the high level functionality required for the life-cycle management of virtual machines which is needed to support automated service elasticity. The new specification will facilitate the integration of the service management components that are being built on top of cloud infrastructures. The agenda included presentations from relevant players in the cloud ecosystem. An audio recording is also available. OGF has created a new mailing list to discuss engagement and next steps. ... (more)

New OGF Working Group to Create an API for Cloud Computing

After the successful BoF session on Cloud Computing API that we organized at Open Grid Forum 25 to define the charter for a new Working Group to deliver a standard API for "IaaS" clouds, we are happy to announce that the Open Grid Forum (OGF) has officially launched the Open Cloud Computing Interface Working Group (OCCI-WG). The OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) working group will deliver an API specification for remote management of cloud computing infrastructure, allowing for the development of interoperable tools for common tasks including deployment, autonomic scali... (more)

OpenNebula Implements the OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface Draft Spec

Last Friday, the OpenNebula project announced the implementation of the OGF OCCI draft specification.  The release, that will be part of OpenNebula 1.4,  includes a server implementation, clients command for using the service and enabling access to the full functionality of the OCCI interface, and several supporting documents. The last version of this open source toolkit for cloud computing, available for download in beta release, also brings libvirt, EC2 Query API, and a powerful CLI, and all of them can be used on the same OpenNebula instance, so users can use their favorite ... (more)

Managing Virtual Data Centers

A new episode of the screencast series is now available at the OpenNebula YouTube Channel. This screencast, second part of the oZones screencast, shows how to manage and use Virtual Data Centers, both with the oZones CLI and with the oZones web-based interface, to isolate virtual infrastructure environments. It shows how to create a VDC by assigning a group of users to a group of physical resources and by granting one of the users, the VDC administrator, with privileges to manage all virtual resources in the VDC. The users in the VDC, including the VDC administrator, only see th... (more)

OpenNebula for Large-Scale Cloud Deployments

One of the main design principles in OpenNebula focuses on enabling large scale deployments. In this type of deployment it is usually the case that we have to deal with large number of physical hosts, with the intention of running a large number of virtual machines. This is important since many of the OpenNebula users run large scale deployments with tens of thousands of virtual machines. The scalability of the virtual infrastructure manager is, without a doubt, a keystone when a large-scale cloud deployment is at stake. The ability to handle a large number of resources, keepin... (more)