Blog, Project

OpenNebula 1.4 Beta 1 c...

The OpenNebula team is proud to announce the availability of OpenNebula 1.4 Beta1 Hourglass (1.3.80), this is the first preview of next stable release of the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Manager. OpenNebula focuses on incorporating bleeding edge technologies and innovations in many areas of virtual infrastructure management and Cloud Comput...

Ruben S. Montero July 23rd, 2009
Blog, Experiences

Libvirt 0.6.5 released&...

Libvirt version 0.6.5 was released last week with a number of bug fixes and new features. The complete list of changes can be viewed at the libvirt web site. This new release includes an OpenNebula driver that provides a libvirt interface to an OpenNebula cluster. What is it? OpenNebula is a Virtual Infrastructure Manager that controls Virtual Machines (VM) in a pool of distr...

Ruben S. Montero July 6th, 2009
Blog, Experiences

Set Up a Private Cloud ...

So, do you want to transform your rigid and compartmented infrastructure, into a flexible and agile platform where you can dynamically deploy new services and adjust their capacity?. If the answer is yes, you want to build what is nowadays called a private cloud. In this mini-howto, you will learn to setup such p...

Ruben S. Montero February 15th, 2009
Blog, Experiences

When 8 are 26 (or even ...

Nowadays it is difficult to find a place where virtualization benefits are not praised. One of my favorite ones is consolidation, that has finish with the "one application one server" paradigm. However, when you start placing your services on different hosts, you will find quickly that the new model does not ...

Ruben S. Montero February 3rd, 2009
Blog, Outreach

The Private Clouds

Last month I've been invited to give a couple of talks about Cloud computing in the wonderful C3RS (Cisco Cloud Computing Research Symposium) and in a Spanish e-science meeting. (The slides are available online, if you want to check). Although the audiences were quite heterogeneous, there is a recurrent question among the participants of these events: How can I set my private cloud?. Let me briefly summarize the motivation of the people asking this: ...

Ruben S. Montero November 13th, 2008
Blog, Outreach

Open Source Grid &...

This week we (Javier Fontan and me) are attending the Open Source Grid Conference. The conference overall is being great, and I feel that in general the audience is more active than that of a more paper oriented type of meeting. We have had the opportunity to talk to some GridWay users and discuss with them future directions and new features for the meta-scheduler. Also, there has been a couple of session tracks devoted to virt...

Ruben S. Montero May 15th, 2008
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