We are happy to announce that next February 27 we will be giving a tutorial at the Open Cloud Forum event, that will take place at Cloud Expo Europe 2014, London.

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This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how OpenNebula is used to build and operate private clouds. The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud in their laptops, using two VirtualBox virtual machines.

Don’t miss this great conference, register now for free!

This edition of the CentOS Dojo has been very intense. Besides being crowded with very interesting people and great conversations (as it’s customary in all Dojos) the hackathon went even better than we would have hoped. The following items were achieved:

  • CloudInit 0.7.4 100% supported by OpenNebula and CentOS . Big thanks to Sam Kottler for providing that package and assisting us with the process.
  • Initial set of systemd scripts for OpenNebula developed, will be published as soon as CentOS 7 is out.
  • OpenNebula-node-xen package developed. It will be added to the CentOS packages very shortly. Thanks to the Xen guys and to Johnny Hughes for his assistance with the kickstart file.

We also had the chance to meet new OpenNebula users, which  as usual provide great feedback and exciting comments. It is also worthy of mention the conversation we had with John Mark from the GlusterFS project, who besides providing excellent ideas and recommendations for Gluster, will work with us very shortly in an announcement!

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The Fosdem has also been very exciting: interesting conversations around Cloud, interoperability, OpenNebula demos, storage solutions and new projects using OpenNebula that wil be announced very soon!

Big thanks to Karanbir Singh for organizing the Dojo and the hackathon, and for having us at the CentOS table of the Fosdem.

Stand by for a bunch of exciting announcements that have blossomed these past days!

We are happy to announce that OpenNebula will be at the upcoming CentOS Dojo Brussels, which will take place on Friday 31st January and again at the FOSDEM 2014 the following day.

OpenNebula will be part of a very special event during the CentOS Dojo, a hackathon called CentOS in the Cloud, where we will focus in creating, testing and releasing CentOS Cloud images among many other things as part of a more general effort of making an even better OpenNebula experience in CentOS.

If you are interested in deploying production-ready private or public clouds in minutes with fully functional working images, you should definitely drop by this event. It’s going to be fun and exciting!

On saturday morning, you will also be able to meet us at the CentOS table. We will have a computer with us and we will be happy to run some demos, and show off all the things we’ve accomplished so far.

OpenNebula and CentOS already make an amazing couple, and it’s only going to get even better!

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C12G Labs, the company behind OpenNebula, is hosting the upcoming CentOS Dojo which will be held the 8th of November at the C12G Labs Headquarters in Madrid.

C12G Labs will also offer a 4-hours OpenNebula Hands-on Tutorial, the day before, 7th of November. This tutorial will be made available to all the attendees of the upcoming CentOS Dojo in Madrid for no extra cost. It will be held in the same venue, at the C12G Labs Headquarters, starting at 15h00 and finishing at 19h00.

To register for the tutorial, register for the Dojo and select the attending OpenNebula Tutorial option.

The Tutorial in a Nutshell

This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how to build and operate a private cloud using CentOS and OpenNebula. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

Contents

  • An introduction to cloud computing with CentOS and OpenNebula
  • The architecture of the cloud
  • Planning and installing OpenNebula
  • Configuration and basic usage

Audience

The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform.

Requirements

A laptop with virtualization extensions and with VirtualBox installed.

A very good atmosphere was created and breathed by all the participant at the OpenNebulaConf 2013 last month in Berlin. Hugely interesting, techie chats were held all over the place in small groups, with people taking the chance to explain how do they use OpenNebula in their infrastructures to build the IaaS layer that they want, not the one that the Cloud Management Platform imposes. That is the great thing about OpenNebula’s modular architecture.

So if you want to remember the great ambience of the conference, or if you haven’t got a chance to attend, here is your opportunity to (re)visit the knowledge shared in the conference in the form of recordings of the keynotes and talks. Also, you can check out the presentations of the speakers if you want to consult a particular detail that you do not quite remember. And, to make the experience even more immersive, scout through the conference pictures.

All the above is great, and you will feel almost as if you were there if you didn’t. And we say almost because, as CentOS project director, Karanbir Singh, said, the real value of a conference is what happened behind the scenes, between talks, during the fantastic evening event.

So, if you liked what you just saw, make sure you save the date for 2-4 December, 2014!.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the tutorial at the OpenNebulaConf, you can check out the slides here:

You can download the OVA Virtual Machine ready to be used with VirtualBox from here.

Last week, we participated in the 2013 edition of ISC Cloud. The event addressed 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.

The event started with a very successful hands on tutorial on “Building your Cloud for HPC, here and now, in 3 hours!”. During the tutorial, the attendees were able to deploy, manage and operate a 2-nodes OpenNebula cloud in their own laptops.

We have uploaded all the material of the tutorial, for all of those who couldn’t be there. You can find the VirtualBox images used in the tutorial and the slides here:

During the afternoon Ignacio M. Llorente described the most demanded features for building HPC and science clouds and illustrated how OpenNebula effectively addresses these challenges of cloud usage, scheduling, security, networking and storage. If you missed this talk you can find it here:

See you next time!

What an interesting week we’ve had at EGI TF and the Cloud Interoperability Week! We had the opportunity to meet old friends, shake hands with users that we only knew by email, and also had the chance to thank some of our community contributors personally.

Most of the people we spoke with were already OpenNebula users, so we had a great time hearing from their use cases, customizations and gathering feature requests.

The presentation was followed by an interesting session of questions and answers, where different cloud technologies were represented. You can get the presentation slides from our slideshare account.

We were a bit concerned about the small time slot assigned to the hands-on tutorial on Thursday, but things went smoothly and practially all attendants managed to get their own OpenNebula cluster with 2 nodes and a couple of VMs. They even had time to configure the rOCCI server and play a bit with it.

See you next time!

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!

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!