OpenNebula Newsletter – November 2011

Here’s our monthly newsletter with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming month.

Technology

After the release of OpenNebula 3.0, we’ve continued to highlight some of its features. In particular, many features are the result of feedback from the High Performance Computing community. In the blog post Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing we highlighted many of the requirements from this community, and how OpenNebula meets those requirements.

This month we also released development versions of two new extensions for OpenNebula: Microsoft Hyper-V drivers and Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) drivers, as a result of our collaboration with Microsoft and with the Xen project, respectively.

C12G Labs also released a new version of its OpenNebula Addons, including the LDAP Authentication Module, the Accounting Toolset, and the VMware Driver. All of these have been updated for OpenNebula 3.0.

Community

CERN continues to succesfully use OpenNebula in production in several departments. A recent presentation from their IT Department provides a summary of their experiences with OpenNebula within lxcloud for batch virtualization and public cloud services. They recently contributed a blog post describing their experiences in building a private cloud in the Engineering Department at CERN.

This last month, more organizations were added to our list of featured users or announced updates in their OpenNebula offerings, including leading research centers like DESY (Germany’s larger accelerator center), and companies like ZeroNines, ClassCat and IPPON Technologies.

André Monteiro, from the Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro, contributed a detailed guide on how to use Windows VMs with OpenNebula.

We were excited to hear that the UK’s Cabinet Office lists OpenNebula as an open-source alternative to proprietary solutions for cloud computing. The Canadian Cloud Best Practices Council has also been exploring OpenNebula, and is preparing a white paper on how the OpenNebula can be used for Government Cloud Computing.

Apache Libcloud 0.6.1 was released with support for OpenNebula API v3.0, thanks to Hutson Betts.

Finally, a big thanks to all the community members who continue to develop software around OpenNebula or give OpenNebula presentations around the world. This month, we’d like to thanks Ken Barber from Puppetlabs for developing an OpenNebula Puppet module, Ethan Waldo for giving a talk on Deploying Rails to your own private cloud with OpenNebula and Cobbler at an Austin on Rails meeting, and Łukasz Oleś for developing Python bindings for the XMLRPC OpenNebula Cloud API.

Outreach

We have the following upcoming events:

  • Keynote at the OW2 Annual Conference, Paris, France, November 23-24th, 2011
  • OpenNebula will participate in the Open Source Virtualization and Cloud devroom at FOSDEM 2012 (Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting), Brussels, Belgium, February 4-5, 2012.

Last month we participated in various outreach events, but we wanted to point one out in particular: we gave a talk titled Presentation of Group Efforts in OpenNebula Interoperability and Portability at the 5th International DMTF Workshop on Systems and Virtualization Management: Standards and the Cloud describing our work on interoperability and standards, such as OGF OCCI, SNIA CDMI y DMTF OVF.

Remember that you can see slides and resources from all past events in our Outreach page.

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