OpenNebula Newsletter – April 2013

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

Technology

While OpenNebula 4.0 Beta is already out in the wild, the OpenNebula team is working flat out fixing bugs and stabilizing the code to release the final 4.0 version (codename Eagle) as soon as possible.

Feedback for the new Sunstone interface has been great so far, and the last touches are being given to the new self-service portal that would use the same foundation as Sunstone. Administrators and users would be able to log in into different views, accessing different functionality.

An answer was also looked for the question Which Cloud Management Platform is the most open?, where arguments are given for the different perspectives (namely, developers and users) of the cloud actors.

Also, we would like to remind you about the active Call for Translations for OpenNebula 4.0 Eagle, so if you are interested in translating Sunstone to your language, please take a look at this email.

Community

Another month, the community has been as involved and as active as ever. Cisco is contributing a prototype for NetApp filers to leverage its fast cloning capabilities. Cerit has created a VMM driver for managing truly High Availability OpenNebula KVM instances via RedHat’s “High Availability Add-On”. China Mobile is integrating a new storage system with OpenNebula in its Big Cloud Elastic Computing. This is interesting since they manage a large scale deployment, so their feedback on this is very valuable for the project and the software.

We welcomed two new partners  (NetWays and Inovex) in Germany that are providing value-added integration and consulting services around OpenNebula. These new partnerships underpin the confidence of these companies have in OpenNebula and C12G Labs. They have identified OpenNebula as the best available open source product for cloud applications after thorough and critical evaluation.

Outreach

This past month a number of events were participated by OpenNebula members:

  • CeBIT, Hanover, Germany, March 5-9, 2013
  • Floss UK, Newcastle, UK, March 20 and 21, 2013

During the following months, members of the OpenNebula team will be speaking in the following events:

Remember that you can see slides and resources from past events in our Events page. We have also created a Slideshare account where you can see the slides from some of our recent presentations.

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