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 distributed resources by orchestrating network, storage...

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

Interfaces for Private ...

An entire ecosystem is evolving around cloud computing. Interface standardization efforts, commercial products, cloud infrastructure and management services, virtual appliance providers and open-source solutions are filling niches in the cloud ecosystem. The role and position of a component or a service in the ecosystem are defined by its capabilities, the consumers of those capabilities and i...

Ignacio M. Llorente May 4th, 2009
Blog, Experiences

Building Private and Hy...

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, nam...

Ignacio M. Llorente April 23rd, 2009
Blog, Project

OpenNebula Wins the Bes...

We are happy to announce that our demo "Scaling out EGEE sites on Amazon EC2 with OpenNebula" has won the best demo award in the 4th EGEE User Forum/OGF 25 and OGF Europe's 2nd International Event. The demos were evaluated by the EGEE External Advisory Committee. The demonstration showed how virtualization can be used to transform a physi...

Ignacio M. Llorente March 9th, 2009
Blog, Community

Haizea and Private Clouds

The latest version of the Haizea Lease Manager (Technology Preview 1.3) was released a few days ago, so this seems like a good opportunity to talk about why Haizea exists and what it means to OpenNebula users. As most readers of this blog know, OpenNebula allows you to manage the dynamic deployment of virtual machines (VMs) on a pool of physical resources. There are many reasons why you would want to virtualize your infrastructure (see the OpenNebula use cases at the bottom of...

Borja Sotomayor February 19th, 2009
Blog, Experiences

Interoperation between ...

A Distributed Virtual Infrastructure (VI) Manager is responsible for the efficient management of the virtual infrastructure as a whole, by providing functionality for deployment, control and monitoring of groups of interconnected Virtual Machines (VMs) across a pool of resources. An added functionality of these management tools is the dynamic scaling of the virtual infrastructure with resources from remote providers, so seamless integrating remote Cloud resources with i...

Ignacio M. Llorente February 18th, 2009
Blog, Experiences

Release of OpenNebula C...

The OpenNebula Team is releasing a new plug-in to interface the ElasticHosts cloud provider, so it can be used to dynamically increase capacity of your virtualized infrastructure to meet fluctuating or peak demands. This can happen when the local fabric runs out of capacity to spawn a new virtual machine, therefore it may be interesting to add capacity using cloud providers. ElasticH...

Tino Vazquez February 18th, 2009
Blog, Community

Haizea Technology Previ...

Borja Sotomayor has just announced the release of a new version of the Haizea Lease Manager. Technology Preview 1.3 now includes support for OpenNebula 1.2 (released one week ago), and enhanced stability and robustness. This is a new step towards TP2.0, which will include a policy engine and several novel scheduling features....

Ignacio M. Llorente February 17th, 2009
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