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 scale per se. Soon (ten VMs is enough), you'll be trying to answer questions like: Where did I put our web server? Is MAC address al...

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

OpenNebula on the List ...

SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal has just expanded its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem. The list includes the most active cloud players, which are driving the most Enterprise-relevant innovation. Cloud computing is an opportuni...

Ignacio M. Llorente January 1st, 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 privat...

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

The Emerging Ecosystem ...

MIT Technology Review has just published an interesting article entitled "Openning the Cloud" about open-source technological components to build a cloud-like infrastructure. The article focuses on the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) paradigm, describing the components required to develop a solution to p...

Ignacio M. Llorente November 9th, 2008
Blog, Project

The OpenNebula Engine f...

Virtualization has opened up avenues for new resource management techniques within the data center. Probably, the most important characteristic is its ability to dynamically shape a given hardware infrastructure to support different services with varying workloads. Therefore, effectively decoupling the management of the service (for example a web server or a computing cluster) from the management of t...

Ignacio M. Llorente August 5th, 2008
Blog, Project

Release of OpenNebula 1...

The dsa-research group is pleased to announce that a stable release (v1.0) of the OpenNebula (ONE) Virtual Infrastructure Engine is available for download under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. ONE enables the dynamic allocation of virtual machines on a pool of physical resources, so extending the benefits of existing virtualization platforms from a single physical resource to a pool of resources, decoupling the server not only from the physical infrastructure but also from ...

Ignacio M. Llorente July 24th, 2008
Blog, Community

First Technology Previe...

I would like to give a warm welcome to Haizea to the virtualization ecosystem. The new technological component is an open-source VM-based lease management architecture, which can be used As a platform for experimenting with scheduling algorithms that depend on VM deployment or...

Ignacio M. Llorente July 8th, 2008
Blog, Project

New Technology Preview ...

I am pleased to announce that a new Technology Preview (TP2) of the OpenNEbula (ONE) Virtual Infrastructure Engine is available for download under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. ONE enables the dynamic deployment and re-allocation of virtual machines on a pool of physical resources, so extending the benefits of existing virtualization ...

Ignacio M. Llorente June 18th, 2008
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