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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 In...

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 posi...

Ignacio M. Llorente May 4th, 2009
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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, namely priva...

Ignacio M. Llorente April 23rd, 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...

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. ElasticHosts offers KVM based virtualized ho...

Tino Vazquez February 18th, 2009
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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-howt...

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 th...

Ruben S. Montero February 3rd, 2009
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