OpenNebula Newsletter – September 2012

The summer is passing by, and the OpenNebula team is working full speed on the next major release, OpenNebula 3.8. Here’s our monthly newsletter with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming months.

Technology

The OpenNebula team has been busy with the next major release, OpenNebula 3.8. We expect a Release Candidate to be available in mid-September, followed by the final release towards the end of the month.

This release will focus on improvements on the public cloud interfaces, with new functionality being exposed through OCCI and Amazon EC2, like for instance hotplugging available in the former, and EBS volumes in the latter. VMware support will also get a forward push, with VMFS datastore support, possible even through iSCSI.

Community

During this last month, a new version (v0.5) of rOCCI was released. This Ruby OCCI Server is compatible with an OpenNebula backend, given a version of OpenNebula major or equal to 3.2. Also, a new great and very useful tutorial by cloud.b.lab on Creating a Windows XP VM using OpenNebula 3.6.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 with iSCSI datastore has been released.

We are pleased to see how our list of featured users keeps growing: Payoda, Cerit-CS, BAIDU, RJMetrics, RUR, MIMOS … Welcome on board!

Outreach

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

  • FrOSCon, Bonn, Germany, August 25-26, 2012.
  • CloudOpen 2012, Linux Foundation, San Diego, USA, August 29-31, 2012.

During this month, members of the OpenNebula team will be participating in the following event:

  • BeLUG, Berlin Linux User Group, Berlin, Germany, September 26th, 2012.

If you will be attending any of these events and want to meet with a member of the OpenNebula team, drop us a line at contact@opennebula.org.

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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