OpenNebula at ISC Cloud 2013

Next week, just before our first OpenNebulaConf in Berlin, we will be busy at ISC Cloud 2013 in Heidelberg. This conference brings together developers, users, managers and decision makers from industry,research, and development to give them the opportunity to find out about the newest trends in Cloud Computing, and participate in intensive and valuable discussions. The event will address currently popular topics such as High Performance Computing (HPC) as a service, industrial and scientific application software in the Cloud, new software licence models, security in the Cloud, computing power and data protection.

We will participate with a hands-on tutorial and an invited talk:

  • The tutorial “Building your Cloud for HPC, here and now, in 3 hours!” will cover the process of building a private cloud using OpenNebula with a special focus on configuring and operating the cloud instances for the execution of virtualized computing services. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud!.
  • The invited talk “Cloud Architectures for HPC – Industry Case Studies” will describe the most demanded features for building HPC and science clouds, and will illustrate using real-life case studies from leading research and industry organizations how OpenNebula effectively addresses these challenges of cloud usage, scheduling, security, networking and storage. .
C12G Labs is sponsoring ISC Cloud 2013. It would be great to see you in Heidelberg on Monday!

OpenNebulaConf 2013: Shaping the Future of Cloud Computing

As stated by the European Commission, OpenNebula has played an important role in driving and supporting the transition to cloud computing. We are convinced that OpenNebula is going to have a significant weight in modelling the data center of the future, and the high quality list of speakers of the OpenNebula Conference 2013 seems to agree with us.

The Conference, to be held in Berlin in September, 24-26, is just a week away. This is the perfect place to learn about practical cloud computing, useful for researchers, developers, administrators, integrators, architects, executives and IT managers tackle their computational and business challenges.

Registration is closing soon, but if this appeals to you, there are still a few seats left. Don’t waste another second and register now!

OpenNebula at the EGI Technical Forum & Cloud Interoperability Week

Next week we will be busy at the EGI Technical Forum & Cloud Interoperability Week events in Madrid, Spain.

If you are attending, make sure you don’t miss these presentations:

Oh, and we will be around in our booth (#16), so come and see us to talk about HPC, Cloud Computing, and play with our live OpenNebula demo.

See you there!

OpenNebulaConf Hacking Session

The first day of the conference we are going to have a couple of activities that I’m sure you’ll be interested in. There is one tutorial for people that wants to learn how to deploy and use OpenNebula and in parallel we will have free form hacking session.

This hacking session is meant for people that already has OpenNebula deployed and knows how to use it. There you can catch up with OpenNebula developers and have conversations that are a bit hard to have in the mailing list. It is also a great place to meet other people that may be doing things similar to you or have already sorted out some of the problems you may have. Here are some ideas on what you can do in the hacking session:

  • Ask about some new feature that is coming in new releases
  • Get help modifying Sunstone interface for your company
  • Integrate your billing system with OpenNebula accounting
  • Create a new Transfer Manager driver that knows how to talk to your SAN
  • Migrate a driver you’ve made for an old OpenNebula version to the newest one
  • Optimize your OpenNebula deployment

But you can also help us with the project! For example:

  • Discuss about some feature you may want to have included
  • Help improving or developing a new feature for OpenNebula
  • Give advice or add new documentation
  • Bug hunting!

This session will be held the first day (September 24) from 2pm to 6pm but we will be available the whole conference. In case there’s no time the first day or you want to talk to us any other day just come and say hi!

See you in Berlin!

Last Opportunity to Contribute to OpenNebulaConf: Lightning Talks Still Available!

As you may know, the lineup and agenda for the first OpenNebula Conference (due this 24-26 September in Berlin) is already closed. These high quality contents ensure that the conference is the perfect place to learn about Cloud Computing, and to understand how industry leaders of different sectors are using OpenNebula in their datacenters.

There is however still a chance to contribute to the conference, if you are interested. The lightning talks are 5 minute plenary presentations focusing on one key point. This can be a new project, product, feature, integration, experience, use case, collaboration invitation, quick tip, or demonstration. This session is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve. There are still several lightning talks slots available, so now is the time to register and send us your proposal!

OpenNebula Einführungs Webinar von NETWAYS

OpenNebula und NETWAYS verbindet bereits seit Jahren eine lange Freundschaft, die inzwischen auch in einer Premiumpartnerschaft resultierte. Heute habe ich, als NETWAYS-Mitarbeiter, die Ehre, als Gast-Blogger einen Artikel zu schreiben (Thanks OpenNebula!).

Als Open Source IT-Systemhaus unterstützen wir seit mehr als 15 Jahren Unternehmen bei der Einführung von Open Source Software und bieten hierfür unter anderem Consulting, Supportleistungen, Managed Services und eine breite Auswahl an Schulungen und Konferenzen an. In Zusammenarbeit mit C12G veranstalten wir z.B. im September (24.-26. Sept. 2013) die weltweit erste OpenNebula Conf.

Um noch mehr Open Source begeisterte zu erreichen, starten wir am Donnerstag, den 05. September 2013 um 14:00 Uhr unsere neue Webinar-Reihe.

Natürlich werden wir gleich mit einem Webinar über OpenNebula starten!

Die Registrierung findet direkt über unsere Website statt.

Wer also einen ersten Einblick in diese Open Source Lösung oder weitere Details sucht, ist hier genau richtig!

Wir freuen uns bereits auf beide Events und auf eine rege Teilnahme!

Grüße aus Nürnberg

Christian / NETWAYS GmbH

Want to Learn More about Cloud Computing?

Do you want to know what the fuzz is all about? Not really know about Cloud Computing but eager to find out? Well, look no further. The first OpenNebula Conference, to be held in Berlin in September, 24-26, is the perfect place to learn about practical cloud computing, useful for users, researchers, developers,  administrators, integrators, architects, executives and IT managers tackle their computational and business challenges.

This conference is highly valuable for those who want to understand and benefit from this massive trend of mainstream , with speakers covering topics from different technical ranges, from the birds eye view of Cloud Computing as a deep change in IT (and all the risks that changing involves!) to very specialised and technical talks covering tricky technical details. So, whether you are a tech layman or a devop hack guy, this is the right spot if you are interested or into Cloud Computing.

The contents are broad, ensuring a richness of different profiles, which will make attending the conference an awesome experience if you are interested in the business model of the cloud, in finding the cloud strategy that’s right for your infrastructure and enterprise, in the integration between different data center components or even if you just to know what on earth is going on with all this cloud madness. Come in for a treat!

The conference is a must attend for every person who wants to:

  • Build, configure and operate your own cloud
  • Hear cloud experts from leading companies
  • Gather actionable and thought-provoking ideas from real hands-on experiences, industry case studies and deployment experiences
  • Gain practical insight and knowledge from organizations building and running production cloud infrastructures
  • Network with peers and discuss about latest cloud technology updates and features

We look forward to your participation!

OpenNebula Conference 2013: Last Chance to Register for Gold-Packages!

The OpenNebula Conference has just announced that the registration for Gold-Packages will close on Thursday, August 22nd, at 1:00 PM CEST. For all of you, who would like to join the OpenNebula Conf and interested in a ticket including accommodation, the upcoming Thursday will be the very last chance to get them!

For more information regarding the tickets and the current registration, please have a look at the Conference page.

The first OpenNebula Conference will deliver its educational content through 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 16 regular talks, 1 hands-on tutorial and 3 community sessions (see this page for more details).

  • Keynotes speakers include Daniel Concepción from Produban – Bank Santander Group, Thomas Higdon from Akamai, Steven Timm from FermiLab, André von Deetzen from Deutsche Post E-Post, Jordi Farrés from European Space Agency, Karanbir Singh from CentOS Project, and Ignacio M. Llorente and Rubén S. Montero from the OpenNebula Project.
  • The talks are organized in three tracks about user experiences and case studies, integration with other cloud tools, and interoperability and HPC clouds and include speakers from leading organizations like CloudWeavers, Terradue, NetWays, INRIA, BBC, inovex, AGS Group, Hedera, NetOpenServices, CESNET or CESCA.
  • The Hands-on Tutorial will show how to build, configure and operate your own OpenNebula cloud.
  • The lightning talks, hacking and open space sessions will provide an opportunity to present lightning talks, discuss burning ideas, and meet face to face to discuss development.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and you can check the conference page for full details about registration.

We look forward to welcoming you personally in Berlin!

OpenNebula at the Ceph Community Day in NY

OpenNebula will participate in the upcoming Ceph Community Day in NY, that will take place next Thursday, August 1st.

Thanks to the expertise of Ceph team and the introduction and demo to OpenNebula and Ceph, this event is something you definitely need to attend to if you’re interested in combining these two powerful technologies.

I hope to see you there!

Call for Participation to OpenNebulaConf2013

The first edition of the OpenNebula Conference will be a great opportunity to share experiences and meet people with expertise and interest in OpenNebula. The Conference will feature 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 18 regular talks, 1 hands-on tutorial and 3 community sessions.

  • Keynotes speakers include Daniel Concepción from Produban – Bank Santander Group, Zhihong Zhang from China Mobile, Steven Timm from FermiLab, André von Deetzen from Deutsche Post E-Post, Jordi Farrés from European Space Agency, Karanbir Singh from CentOS Project, and Ignacio M. Llorente and Rubén S. Montero from the OpenNebula Project.
  • The talks are organized in three tracks about user experiences and case studies, integration with other cloud tools, and interoperability and HPC clouds and include speakers from leading organizations like CloudWeavers, Terradue, Akamai, NetWays, INRIA, BBC, inovex, AGS Group, Hedera, NetOpenServices, KTH, CESNET or CESCA.
  • The Hands-on Tutorial will show how to build, configure and operate your own OpenNebula cloud.
  • The Hacking and Open Space Sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss burning ideas, and meet face to face to discuss development.
  • The Lightning Talks will provide an opportunity to present e a new project, product, feature, integration, experience, use case, collaboration invitation, quick tip, or demonstration. This session is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve.

We hope you have the chance to attend the conference and share your knowledge of OpenNebula. The information about registration is available at http://opennebulaconf.com/registration/

We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor Inovex, Bronze Sponsor ViApps, and Media Partner Linux Admin MagazineSponsorship opportunities are still available,

Looking forward to meeting you in Berlin!

For more details about the exciting conference program, please visit http://www.OpenNebulaConf.com