OpenNebula Newsletter – May 2013

Here’s our monthly newsletter, a bit delayed due to the release effort (sorry folks!), with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming months.

Technology

OpenNebula 4.0 Eagle has been released this month, with the new Sunstone aspect and the new awesome features: Sunstone Views functionality, a whole new set of operations for VMs like system and disk snapshotting, capacity resizing, programmable VM actions, IPv6, new drivers also, like Ceph; as well as improvements for VMware, KVM and Xen.

The Sandboxes have been updated to 4.0, so if you want to try out the goodies that Eagle brings under the hood, take a look at the Try Out section. You can download and launch a virtual machine with a configured OpenNebula installation, with various flavors for ESX, VirtualBox, KVM and Amazon EC2. There are new screencasts available, to swiftly glimpse the new functionality offered.

Now is the time to plan the roadmap for the next release. For this reason, we will organize a demonstration of the new features of Eagle, followed a couple of days after of an IRC session to discuss with the community the nice things to have for the next release, 4.2.

Community

Reached this point, we want to give a huge THANKS! to our community. No, seriously guys, you rock big time. Feedback obtained for the beta and release candidates were precious, detailed and very important. Eagle wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is today without all of you.

Patrick McGarry, from the Ceph team, worked with us to create a blog post explaining the new and shiny integration of OpenNebula and Ceph. Giovanni Toraldo also participated extensively integrating jcloud with the OpenNebula EC2 interface (econe), suggesting improvements in the interface to smooth the integration.

There has been a grand effort carried out by the community in the matter of the Sunstone translations. Eagle just included three new languages (Dutch, Polish and Simplified Chinese) to OpenNebula Sunstone, making the overall available number of languages the impressive figure of 17. Many thanks to all translators!

Outreach

A big milestone for the OpenNebula project is the First OpenNebula Conference!. The Conference, based in Berlin, will serve as a meeting point for OpenNebula cloud users, developers, administrators, builders, integrators and researchers and a unique opportunity for discussion and collaboration with other projects. Join us in Berlin in September, 24-26!

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

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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