About the OpenNebula.org Project
OpenNebula.org is an open-source project delivering a simple but feature-rich and flexible solution to build and manage enterprise clouds and virtualized data centers.
Enterprise cloud computing is the next step in the evolution of data center virtualization. OpenNebula combines existing virtualization technologies with advanced features for multi-tenancy, automatic provision and elasticity, following a bottom-up approach driven by the real needs of sysadmins and devops.
Because no two data centers are the same, we do not think there's a one-size-fits-all in the cloud, and we do not try to provide a turnkey solution that imposes requirements on data center infrastructure. OpenNebula makes cloud an evolution by leveraging existing IT infrastructure, protecting your investments, and avoiding vendor lock-in.
In contrast to other open-source management tools that only provide a special-purpose implementation of popular cloud interfaces on pre-defined environments, OpenNebula aims to provide a open, flexible, extensible, and comprehensive management layer to automate and orchestrate the operation of enterprise clouds by leveraging and integrating existing deployed solutions for networking, storage, virtualization, monitoring or user management.
The OpenNebula.org project pursues the following objectives in order to lead innovation in enterprise-class cloud data center management:
The core values of the OpenNebula.org project are:
OpenNebula was first established as a research project back in 2005 by Ignacio M. Llorente and Rubén S. Montero. Since its first public release of software in March 2008, it has evolved through open-source releases and now operates as an open source project. OpenNebula is the result of many years of research and development in efficient and scalable management of virtual machines on large-scale distributed infrastructures in close collaboration with our user community and the main cloud computing players. Many of its innovative features have been developed to address the requirements of business use cases from leading companies across multiple industries in the context of flagship international projects in cloud computing, such as RESERVOIR, StratusLab, BonFIRE, or 4CaaSt. Additionally it is being used as reference open stack for cloud computing in several large research and infrastructure projects.
The OpenNebula technology has matured thanks to an active and engaged community of users and developers. OpenNebula is software downloaded several thousands times per month from our site, and the code can be also downloaded from the software repository and from the several commercial and open-source distributions embedding our leading technology for cloud management. Besides an exponential growth in its number of users, different projects, research groups and companies have built new virtualization and cloud components to complement and to enhance the functionality provided by this widely used open-source toolkit for cloud computing.
In March 2010, the main authors of OpenNebula founded C12G Labs to provide the value-added professional services that many enterprise IT shops require for internal adoption and to allow the OpenNebula project to not be tied exclusively to public financing, contributing to its long-term sustainability. OpenNebula.org is a project now managed and supported by C12G Labs. In September 2013, OpenNebula organized its first ever community conference, which included presentations by leading organizations worldwide.
Our News archive provides a very good summary of the main milestones of this open-source project.
|OpenNebula 4.4 Released||2013/12/02|
|OpenNebula 4.2 Released||2013/08/27|
|OpenNebula 4.0 Released||2013/05/08|
|OpenNebula 3.8 Released||2012/10/22|
|OpenNebula 3.6 Released||2012/07/09|
|OpenNebula 3.6 Beta Release||2012/06/25|
|OpenNebula 3.4 Released||2012/04/10|
|OpenNebula 3.4 Beta Release||2012/03/29|
|OpenNebula 3.2 Released||2012/01/17|
|OpenNebula 3.2 Beta Release||2011/12/16|
|OpenNebula 3.0 Released||2011/10/03|
|OpenNebula 3.0 Beta 2 Release||2011/09/08|
|OpenNebula 3.0 Beta1 Release||2011/07/20|
|OpenNebula 2.2 Released||2011/03/28|
|OpenNebula 2.2 Beta1 Release||2011/03/02|
|OpenNebula 2.0 Released||2010/10/24|
|OpenNebula 2.0 Beta1 Release||2010/07/28|
|OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit Goes Commercial||2010/05/05|
|New Web Site for OpenNebula.org||2010/02/24|
|OpenNebula 1.4 Released||2009/12/16|
|OpenNebula Cloud Announcement||2009/11/18|
|OpenNebula 1.4 RC Released!||2009/11/18|
|OpenNebula 1.4 Beta 2 Released!||2009/10/30|
|New Research Grants to Fund OpenNebula until 2012||2009/09/04|
|OpenNebula Tarantula Stable version 1.2.1||2009/07/29|
|OpenNebula 1.4 Beta1 Codename Hourglass out for Testing||2009/07/23|
|Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today bringing OpenNebula||2009/04/23|
|OpenNebula Wins the Best Demo Award at OGF25/4th EGEE-UF||2009/03/09|
|OpenNebula 1.2 release||2009/02/06|
|OpenNebula 1.2 beta release||2008/12/05|
|Release of OpenNebula 1.0 for Data Center Virtualization & Cloud Solutions||2008/07/24|
|New Technology Preview (TP2) of the OpenNebula (ONE) Virtual Infrastructure Engine||2008/07/24|
|Technology Preview of the OpenNebula (ONE) Virtual Infrastructure Engine||2008/07/24|