OpenNebula Newsletter – October 2011

This last month has been a busy one, thanks to the release of OpenNebula 3.0. Here’s our monthly newsletter with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming month.

Technology

Of course, the big news is that we released OpenNebula 3.0! If you haven’t done so yet, check out the release notes and download it now.

One of the new features in OpenNebula 3.0 is an improved Sunstone Web UI. To get a better idea of how it works, check out this screencast. Remember we also have a free cloud testbed you can try out yourself (including Sunstone); in fact, we recently updated the cloud testbed to 3.0.

You can also read our blog post “Building a Cloud for Mission-Critical Applications“, which summarizes how the new features in OpenNebula 3.0 can be used to support mission-critical use cases.

We also announced an exciting new collaboration: we are working with Microsoft to add Hyper-V Support to OpenNebula

Finally, we are already working on OpenNebula 3.2. Check out the current planned features for 3.2. If you’d like to suggest new features, or discuss some of the proposed ones, please send a message to the OpenNebula discussion mailing list.

Community

Lots of stuff happening in the OpenNebula community too! We revamped the OpenNebula community wiki, which now has its own site: http://wiki.opennebula.org/. Any OpenNebula community member can use this wiki to share howtos or provide links to guides, white papers, or use cases.

In collaboration with several other groups and industry partners, we helped establish the OpenNebula interoperability group

C12G Labs released a new guide on integrating SUSE Studio with OpenNebula. This guide addresses how to create or adapt any SUSE Studio appliance by simply adding a 20-line script to the appliance, which will integrate the appliance’s network with OpenNebula and will handle the contextualization process.

On a related note, there is now an OpenNebula 3.0 appliance available in SUSE Studio

We have two new ecosystem components: Hector Sanjuan, Pablo Donaire, David Rodriguez contributed OneVBox, a VirtualBox driver for OpenNebula, and the Cloud Research Lab at Furtwangen University contributed StudiCloud, a backend-proxy for Shibboleth Single-Sign-On authentication in OpenNebula. Moreover, Nikolay created a wiki page about how to integrate OpenNebula with OpenVZ.

Finally, we were happy to find out that SARA’s OpenNebula HPC Cloud is now in production, and we learned a bit more about how OpenNebula is used at CERN and FermiLab.

Outreach

We have the following upcoming events:

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

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