C12G Labs Announces the Release of OpenNebulaPro 3.6

C12G Labs has just announced an update release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise edition of OpenNebula. OpenNebulaPro integrates the most recent stable version of OpenNebula (3.6) with the bug, performance, and scalability patches developed by the community and by C12G for its customers and partners.

OpenNebula 3.6 (codename Lagoon), released one month ago, featured several enhancements focused on making it a more robust and user friendly cloud manager. The main new feature is the new hotplugging mechanism for disk volumes that supports attaching either volatile volumes or existing images to a running VM. Also, Quota and Accounting tools were re-written from scratch , so now they are included in the OpenNebula core to enhance their integration with the existing AuthZ & AuthN mechanisms and other related tools (e.g. Sunstone). Some new features like VM reschedulinghard reboots, or cloning of disk images were added as well. Apart from the core, Lagoon came with improvements in other systems, especially in Sunstone’s interface with the redesign of several tabs as well as in the OpenNebula Zones. There was also an important milestone reached in this release, with OpenNebula 3.6 fully integrated with the new OpenNebula Marketplace. Any user of an OpenNebula cloud can very easily find and deploy virtual appliances through familiar tools like the SunStone GUI or the OpenNebula CLI. The OpenNebula Marketplace is also of the interest of any software developer to quickly distribute a new appliance, making it available to all OpenNebula deployments worldwide.

OpenNebulaPro is used by corporations, research centers and governments looking for a hardened, certified, long-term supported cloud platform. OpenNebulaPro combines the rapid innovation of open-source with the stability and long-term production support of commercial software. Compared to OpenNebula, the expert production and integration support of OpenNebulaPro and its higher stability increase IT productivity, speed time to deployment, and reduce business and technical risks. Compared to other commercial alternatives, OpenNebulaPro is an adaptable and interoperable cloud management solution that delivers enterprise-class functionality, stability and scalability at significantly lower costs.

OpenNebulaPro is provided under open-source license to customers and partners on an annual subscription basis through the OpenNebula.pro Support Portal. The subscription model brings several additional benefits in terms of long term multi-year support, integration and production support with professional SLAs, regular maintenance releases, product influence, and privacy and security guarantee, and all at a competitive cost without high upfront fees. C12G Labs also offers professional services to help at any stage of cloud computing adoption with OpenNebula.

C12G offers a 30-day, no-cost, and no-commitment trial of OpenNebulaPro with the services to assess its suitability and performance in your environment.

C12G Labs Announces the Release of OpenNebula Pro 3.4

C12G Labs has just announced an update release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise edition of OpenNebula. OpenNebula 3.4, released one month ago, features enhancements in several cloud subsystems, like support for multiple datastores, resource pools, elastic IPs in the Amazon API, improved web GUIs, and better support for hybrid clouds with Amazon EC2. Some of these improvements were contributed by several members of the OpenNebula community, such as Research in Motion, Logica, Terradue 2.0, CloudWeavers, Clemson University, and Vilnius University.

OpenNebulaPro is used by corporations, research centers and governments looking for a hardened, certified, long-term supported cloud platform. OpenNebulaPro combines the rapid innovation of open-source with the stability and long-term production support of commercial software. Compared to OpenNebula, the expert production and integration support of OpenNebulaPro and its higher stability increase IT productivity, speed time to deployment, and reduce business and technical risks. Compared to other commercial alternatives, OpenNebulaPro is an adaptable and interoperable cloud management solution that delivers enterprise-class functionality, stability and scalability at significantly lower costs.

OpenNebulaPro is provided under open-source license to customers and partners on an annual subscription basis through the OpenNebula.pro Support Portal. The subscription model brings several additional benefits in terms of long term multi-year support, integration and production support with professional SLAs, regular maintenance releases, product influence, and privacy and security guarantee, and all at a competitive cost without high upfront fees. C12G Labs also offers professional services to help at any stage of cloud computing adoption with OpenNebula.

C12G offers a 30-day, no-cost, and no-commitment trial of OpenNebulaPro with the services to assess its suitability and performance in your environment.

C12G Labs Announces the Release of OpenNebula Pro 3.2

C12G Labs has just announced an update release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise edition of the OpenNebula Toolkit. OpenNebula 3.2, released two weeks ago, brings important benefits to cloud providers with a new easily-customizable self-service portal for cloud consumers, and builders with full support for VMware that now includes live migration, advanced contextualization and image management. The new release additionally included important enhancements in networking and security.

C12G delivers OpenNebulaPro for business, government, or other organizations looking for a hardened, certified, supported cloud platform. OpenNebulaPro combines the rapid innovation of open-source with the stability and long-term production support of commercial software. Compared to OpenNebula, the expert production and integration support of OpenNebulaPro and its higher stability increase IT productivity, speed time to deployment, and reduce business and technical risks.

OpenNebulaPro 3.2 integrates the most recent stable version of OpenNebula 3.2 with the bug, performance, and scalability patches developed by the community and by C12G for its customers and partners. Supported Linux distributions are RedHat Enterprise Linux, Suse Linux Enterprise, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuse; supported hypervisors are VMware, KVM and Xen; and the supported cloud provider for cloudbursting is Amazon Web Services. OpenNebulaPro 3.2 is provided under open-source license to customers and partners on an annual subscription basis through the OpenNebula.pro Support Portal.

C12G offers a 30-day, no-cost, and no-commitment trial of OpenNebulaPro with the services to assess its suitability and performance in your environment.


C12G Labs Announces the Release of OpenNebula Pro 3.0

C12G Labs announced today a major new release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise edition of the OpenNebula Toolkit. The third generation of OpenNebula, released two months ago, is helping many organizations make the transition toward the next generation of cloud infrastructures by supporting multiple fully-isolated virtual data centers, advanced multi-tenancy with fine-grained access control, and multiple zones potentially hosted in different geographical locations. This new release has also brought important benefits to cloud users and administrators with a greatly improved SunStone GUI that provides easy access to all the new features in 3.0 and a new oZones GUI to manage zones and virtual data centers. Other features included in this release are new authentication methods with usage quotas, a VM template repository, a new monitoring and accounting service, and a new network subsystem with support for Open vSwitch and 802.1Q tagging. OpenNebula allows data centers to provide cloud services by leveraging their existing IT assets, instead of building a new system from the ground up, thus protecting existing investments and avoiding vendor lock-in.

OpenNebulaPro 3.0 integrates the most recent stable version of OpenNebula 3.0 with the bug, performance, and scalability patches developed by the community and by C12G for its customers and partners. Compared to OpenNebula, the expert production and integration support of OpenNebulaPro and its higher stability increase IT productivity, speed time to deployment, and reduce business and technical risks. Supported Linux distributions are RedHat Enterprise Linux, Suse Linux Enterprise, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuse; supported hypervisors are VMware ESX/ESXi, KVM and Xen; and the supported cloud provider for cloudbursting is Amazon Web Services.

OpenNebulaPro 3.0 is provided under open-source license to customers and partners on an annual subscription basis through the OpenNebula.pro Support Portal. The subscription model brings several additional benefits in terms of long term multi-year support, production-level support with professional SLAs, integration support for optimal and scalable execution in any hardware and software combination, certification support to validate compatibility with complementary components and customizations, guaranteed patches, regular updates and upgrades, product influence, and privacy and security guarantee, and all at a competitive cost without high upfront fees.

C12G and Logica Announce a Partnership on OpenNebula Cloud Services

C12G Labs today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Logica France, a business and technology service company, to offer cloud solutions to clients. Utilising C12G Labs OpenNebulaPro product, Logica completes its cloud computing services with open-source based enterprise grade cloud offerings.

OpenNebulaPro is the supported and certified enterprise-grade distribution of the widely used OpenNebula toolkit for cloud computing. OpenNebula is used by thousands of organizations to build large-scale production public and private clouds using KVM, Xen, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, and hybrid clouds using Amazon Web Services. The cloud management tool includes features for integration, management, scalability, security and accounting that many enterprises IT shops need for cloud adoption.

“Combining Logica’s business consulting approach and high quality open-source products, we help our clients to accelerate their business transformation to the cloud, improving their IT’s agility while significantly reducing costs and unplanned downtime with a reliable, scalable and opened cloud infrastructure stack built around OpenNebulaPro” commented Patrice Lachance, Manager IT Consulting at Logica France, at the initiative of the partnership.

“We are excited to work with leading integration and consultancy services provider Logica to deliver enterprise-ready cloud platforms adapted to any infrastructure environment and enterprise IT policies, procedures and norms,” said Ignacio M. Llorente, Chief Executive Advisor of C12G Labs and Project Director of OpenNebula. “OpenNebula interoperability makes cloud an evolution by leveraging existing IT assets, protecting your existing investments, and avoiding vendor lock-in.”

About C12G Labs

C12G Labs, the leader in private cloud computing management, is the company behind the OpenNebula open-source toolkit for cloud computing. C12G provides enterprise-grade solutions around OpenNebulaPro, which is a stable, certified, and supported distribution of OpenNebula. C12G offers a comprehensive set of services, through which customers and partners can get production level support or build a custom cloud.

More information is available at http://www.c12g.com

About Logica

Logica is a business and technology service company, employing 41,000 people. It provides business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing to clients around the world, including many of Europe’s largest businesses. Logica creates value for clients by successfully integrating people, business and technology. It is committed to long term collaboration, applying insight to create innovative answers to clients’ business needs.

Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG).

More information is available at www.logica.com

OpenNebulaPro Subscriptions at a Highly Competitive Cost

C12G Labs has just announced a new highly competitive pricing plan for OpenNebulaPro Support Subscriptions. Support subscriptions are now offered per managed server, per zone or per data center site at a lower cost with progressive discounts for larger infrastructures and multiple zones. C12G additionally applies pricing discounts for multi-year terms and for Education, Government and Non-Profit institutions. New subscriptions also include lower maximum response times for the three levels of service.

The price changes are immediate for new customers, and for existing customers the new pricing will start on their next renewal. In the meantime they will receive an upgrade in their level of service.

About C12G Subscriptions

C12G’s support subscriptions provide long-term multi-year support, production-level support with professional SLAs, integration support for optimal and scalable execution in any hardware and software combination, certification support to validate compatibility with complementary components and customizations, regular updates and upgrades, product influence, privacy and security guarantee, and additional tools for the administration of OpenNebulaPro cloud instances in production environments, all at a competitive cost without high upfront fees.

For more information: http://www.c12g.com/support-services-programs

About OpenNebulaPro

OpenNebulaPro provides the rapid innovation of open-source, with the stability and long-term production support of commercial software. Compared to OpenNebula, the expert production and integration support of OpenNebulaPro and its higher stability increase IT productivity, speed time to deployment, and reduce business and technical risks. Compared to other commercial alternatives, OpenNebulaPro is an adaptable and interoperable cloud management solution that delivers enterprise-class functionality, stability and scalability at significantly lower costs.

For more information: http://www.c12g.com/products

OpenNebula with MySQL Cluster for High Availability

C12G has created the new howto OpenNebula with MySQL Cluster for High Availability to give guidance on how to deploy OpenNebula with a database backend configured in HA (High-Availabily) using MySQL Cluster.

This article is part of the new Knowledge Base that is being extended by C12G Labs.

C12G Announces New Professional Services

C12G Labs announced today new professional services offerings, which will enable customers and partners to take full advantage and maximize the value of OpenNebula industry-leading cloud management capabilities. C12G provides proven best practices and guidance from experts to design, deploy and operate the best cloud architecture for existing workload, processes and IT infrastructure environment. The new services, tailored to customer experience and requirements, include consulting, engineering, development and training.

C12G Announces Enterprise-Class Distribution of OpenNebula 2.2

C12G Labs announced today a major new release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise-class edition of the OpenNebula Toolkit. This is the third major release of the commercially supported, enterprise-ready distribution of the OpenNebula open-source toolkit, which is used by thousands of organizations worldwide.

OpenNebulaPro 2.2 offers a comprehensive solution for the management of virtualized data centers to enable private, public, hybrid (cloudbursting) and virtual private clouds. OpenNebulaPro 2.2 extends the fault-tolerance features of previous versions,  includes out-of-the-box integration with data-center’s monitoring systems, and brings the new Sunstone web application. C12G complements OpenNebulaPro 2.2 with additional tools to simplify the deployment and operation of Cloud instances and to help in the migration path from previous versions. As result of its certification process, it also provides a better integration with richer functionality on VMware and XenServer hypervisors.

OpenNebulaPro 2.2 includes state-of-the-art features developed to meet the requirements from High Performance Computing, Hosting and Telecom cloud environments. Telecom Operators can offer Virtual Private Cloud environments to extend the Private Clouds of their custormers over virtual private networks, so offering a more reliable and secure alternative to traditional Public Cloud providers. Supercomputing and leading research centers use OpenNebula to build clouds for hosting virtualized computational environments or for providing users with new “HPC as a service” resource provisioning models. Hosting providers are adopting OpenNebula to manage their infrastructure and to build new IaaS cloud offerings.

C12G Labs Delivers New Version of Addons for OpenNebula 2.2

After the release of OpenNebula 2.2 (Cat’s Eye), C12G Labs is pleased to announce that a new stable version of the OpenNebula Addons has been contributed to the OpenNebula Project. The major objective with this release is to provide compatiblity between the Addons and the new OpenNebula 2.2. The contributed components are:

  • VMware Driver that enables the management of an OpenNebula cloud based on VMware ESX, vCenter and/or VMware Server hypervisors. Several bugfixes have been included, as well as compatiblity with OpenNebula 2.2.
  • LDAP Authentication Module that permits permits users to have the same credentials as in LDAP, so effectively centralizing authentication. Now tested against OpenNebula 2.2.
  • Accounting Toolset that visualizes and reports resource usage data, and allows their integration with chargeback and billing platforms. Now tested against OpenNebula 2.2.
  • OpenNebula Express that eases the installation and deployment of OpenNebula clouds, now updated to install OpenNebula 2.2.

C12G Labs would like to point out that the OpenNebula Project endorses these extensions and supports them through the user mailing list. Moreover, the project ensures its full compatibility with current and upcoming releases of OpenNebula.