It’s been a few weeks now since the 2018 OpenNebula Conference in Amsterdam.  It was great to see so many members of the User Community, enthusiastic to learn and share insights around OpenNebula and the current technology landscape.  We give a huge thanks to the great lineup of speakers who presented, as well as to the sponsoring organizations that helped to make the conference a success!

Here are the materials from the conference, available for you to review at your leisure:

Take some time to review the material, think about how it may help with your environment or your proposed solution, and reach back out to the community if you have questions or suggestions. We’d love your feedback!

Additionally, you will have seen our recent 2019 OpenNebula TechDay “Call for Hosts”.
Think about hosting one of your own!

Stay connected!

Universities are nowadays facing the challenge of adapting themselves to a new generation of students, the so-called Millennial generation, for whom technological devices are essential tools to carry out their daily tasks.

At the Université Catholique de Louvain, we wanted to be aligned with the new technological trends and thus be able to embrace BYOD in order to give our students the possibility to use their own devices to access the same software as if they were in the standard computer classrooms from anywhere and anytime.

VDI was the key to meet our needs, and we were clear that we wanted the OpenNebula orchestrator to be the cornerstone of our virtual desktop infrastructure. The UDS Enterprise VDI & vApp connection broker, which is fully compatible with OpenNebula, was the missing component.

Thanks to OpenNebula + UDS Enterprise VDI joint solution, we are progressively giving our 37,000 students access to Windows or Linux standard environments from outside the classrooms. Teachers now have a teaching environment independent from their own computer and researchers can access software on demand and with better calculation performance, thanks to remote applications.

All with a high availability VDI infrastructure, very easy to access and manage, and with lower costs for students and the IT Department.

If you’d like to know how our VDI infrastructure was built, the different components used and their role in the platform, and how the IT staff deploys and manages the virtual desktops, don’t miss our talk in the next OpenNebula Conf 2018 in Amsterdam: “UCLouvain Case Study – VDI for 37,000 students with OpenNebula.

There, we will also explain how we are extending the use of OpenNebula to remote applications and what high availability infrastructure we are now implementing to guarantee a 24/7 available service.

Hope to see you next Tuesday, November 13 in Amsterdam!

A reminder here that the OpenNebulaConf 2018 will take place in the city of Amsterdam from November 12-13, and we would like nothing more than for you to be part of our team of Sponsors and to take advantage from being an official supporter of the event!

In previous editions of OpenNebulaConf, we offered agendas packed with Hands-on Deployment and Operations Tutorials, Developer working sessions, Networking sessions and talks covering OpenNebula case studies and much more.  We enjoyed presentations from notable OpenNebula users and industry leaders like Akamai, Produban – Santander Bank, CentOS, Runtastic, Puppet Labs, Cloudweavers, RedHat, Deutsche Post, Unity Technologies, BlackBerry, Rental, Citrix, LRZ, FermiLab, Harvard, Trivago and European Space Agency. Typically, we get attendance from an international audience that is highly interested in the Open Source community, and one that is highly networked.  Take advantage, and reap the benefits of sponsorship!

 

What you will get by becoming a Sponsor

Having a presence at OpenNebulaConf 2018 is a great way to get your company in front of the OpenNebula community. There are three available levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. The table below shows the cost of each sponsorship package and what is included.


 Do you have further questions?
Have a look at the OpenNebula Conf web page or write us an email

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018!

 

OpenNebula Conf 2018 is getting closer and we would like to announce NTS Netzwerk Telekom Service AG as new Platinum Sponsor.

If you want to participate in OpenNebulaConf and meet NTS and other OpenNebula users and partners, remember that early bird registration with 20% discount is available until September 15th. Also, if your company is interested in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018 there are still slots.

About NTS Captain (Cloud Automation Platform)

In conventional IT departments, workload and complexity are constantly on the increase. However, the respective IT resources are not growing at the same pace. As a result, very often problems such as inefficiency, long waiting times, missing standards and a decentralized management occur. Our new product NTS Captain enables IT departments to present itself as an internal service provider and thus to deal with queries in a fast and efficient way.

With the help of NTS Captain, NTS customers are changing their IT organizations into agile internal infrastructure providers which deliver answers to new challenges such as DevOps. In this way, customer have a much tighter grip on their IT. NTS Captain is based on OpenNebula and can be integrated into the existing VMware environment as a self-service platform without any issues.

About NTS

No matter where you are on your way into the Cloud, NTS as a professional consultant will be able to make the right choice for your Cloud strategies! We gladly support you with our expertise when implementing Cloud strategies and we offer comprehensive advice along the entire value chain. We develop individual Cloud strategies and by using “Cloud methodology” synergies are created that make our customers more powerful; thanks to a versatile IT infrastructure on-premises in the private Cloud or in the public Cloud.

 

The OpenNebula Project is proud to announce the agenda and line-up of speakers for the seventh OpenNebula Conference to be held in Amsterdam on the 12-13 of November 2018.

OpenNebulaConf is your chance to get an up-close look at OpenNebula’s latest product updates, hear the project’s vision and strategy, get hands-on tutorials and workshops, and get lots of opportunities to network and share ideas with your peers. You’ll also get to attend all the parties and after-parties to keep the networking and the good times going long after the show floor closes for the day.

Keynotes

The agenda includes three keynote speakers:

Educational Sessions 

This year we will have two pre-conference tutorials:

Community Sessions

We had a big response to the call for presentations. Thanks for submitting a talk proposal!.

Like in previous editions, we will have a single track with 15-minute talks, to keep all the audience focused and interested. We have given our very best to get the perfect balance of topics.

We will also have a Meet the Experts sessions providing an informal atmosphere where delegates can interact with experts who will give their undivided attention for knowledge, insight and networking; and a session for 5-minute lightning talksIf you would like to talk in these sessions, please contact us!

Besides its amazing talks, there are multiple goodies packed with the OpenNebulaConf registration. You have until September 15th to get your OpenNebulaConf tickets for the deeply discounted price of just €400 (plus taxes) apiece. However, space is limited, so register asap.

We are looking forward to welcoming you personally in Amsterdam!

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14 JUNE 2018

We are excited to announce that Jonathan Grahl from King,com, German Gutiérrez from Booking.com, and Yordan Yordanov from Inoreader will be keynote speakers at the Seventh OpenNebula Cloud Conference, the must-attend open cloud event, that will take place on November 12-13 in Amsterdam. More speakers will be announced shortly and a preliminary program will be ready by the end of June. This is the sixth edition of this open cloud conference in Europe. The call for presentations is open through June 7 and the early bird registration is available through September 15.

OpenNebula Conferences are vendor-neutral events focused on real-world practices and how to successfully implement open source in your cloud. They are education events that serve as a meeting point of cloud users, developers, administrators, integrators and researchers, featuring talks with real user experiences and use cases. They also include hands-on tutorials, lightning talks, and hacking sessions that provide an opportunity to discuss burning ideas, and meet face to face to discuss development. Previous speakers include Santander Bank, CentOS, European Space Agency, FermiLab, Puppet, Red Hat, BlackBerry, Telefonica,,Runtastic, Unity3D, Harvard University, Trivago and Citrix.

We are looking forward to welcoming you personally in Amsterdam!

If you’re interested in coming to OpenNebulaConf 2018 in Amsterdam, you still have one week, until May 15h, to save 40% off full price passes. After then, ticket prices will go up, and we really don’t want you to miss out!

Register NOW before the prices increase!. Please register asap, seats are limited!.

Hope to see you all in Amsterdam at OpenNebulaConf!

OpenNebula Conf 2018 is getting closer and we would like to announce StorPool as new Platinum Sponsor.

 

 

If you want to participate in OpenNebulaConf and meet StorPool and other OpenNebula users and partners, remember that we just recently opened the very early bird registration. Also, if your company is interested in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018 there are still slots.

About StorPool

StorPool is a block-storage software that runs on standard servers, alongside applications and builds a shared storage system out of these servers. StorPool is deeply integrated with OpenNebula and is the leading storage solution for building exceptionally fast & reliable OpenNebula clouds. StorPool is faster, more reliable and scalable, compared to traditional SANs, all-flash arrays, or other storage software.

OpenNebula Conf 2018 is getting closer and we would like to announce VirtualCable as our first Silver Sponsor.

If you want to participate in OpenNebulaConf and meet VirtualCable and other OpenNebula users and partners, remember that we just recently opened the very early bird registration. Also, if your company is interested in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018 there are still slots.

About VirtualCable

VirtualCable develops and supports UDS Enterprise, an Open Source multiplatform connection broker for Windows and Linux virtual desktops and applications.

UDS Enterprise is the only VDI connection broker certified as OpenNebula Ready capable of publishing virtual desktops on this cloud orchestrator. With OpenNebula as cloud manager and UDS Enterprise as VDI connection broker, any company deploying desktop virtualization can build a strong, secure, efficient and high-performance VDI infrastructure.

The perfect functioning of the joint solution has been verified by our customers, who have tens of thousands of virtual desktop users around the world operating with UDS Enterprise and OpenNebula VDI infrastructures.

UDS Enterprise allows to automatically deploy and manage virtual desktops’ full lifecycle, ensuring an efficient use of resources and enabling access from any device and any operating system. It also provides unlimited flexibility, since it allows to enable several hypervisors, authenticators, connection protocols and cloud services to run simultaneosluy.

OpenNebula Conf 2018 is getting closer and we would like to announce LINBIT as our first Platinum Sponsor.


If you want to participate in OpenNebulaConf and meet LINBIT and other OpenNebula users and partners, remember that we just recently opened the very early bird registration . Also, if your company is interested in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018 there are still slots.

About LINBIT

We are driven by the passion of keeping the digital world running. That’s why hundreds of customers trust in our expertise, services and products. Our OpenSource product DRBD has been installed several million times. Linbit established DRBD® as the industry standard for High-Availability (HA) and data redundancy for mission critical systems. DRBD enables disaster recovery and HA for any application on Linux, including iSCSI, NFS, MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, Virtualization and more. Taking the knowledge from HA and DR we are now focussing on SDS – where we keep Opennebula or Openstack installations highly available.