OpenNebula @ FLOSS UK

Though OpenNebula may seem the obvious choice, believe it or not there are still some that patch together complicated solutions to solve their day-to-day data center virtualization challenges. To bring some light to the darkness, I’ll join FLOSS UK Spring Conference next Wednesday and Thursday (20 – 21 March) to give a talk on OpenNebula.

FLOSS UK (previously UKUUG) is the UK’s oldest open systems user group. I’ve enjoyed the Leeds and Edinburgh conferences over the past two years, and found them a guarantee for interesting talks. This year should be no different, and the conference will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne.

My talk will focus on OpenNebula’s current features as well as some upcoming ones for version 4.0. To avoid the possibility of a potential slide war, my talk will focus on a live demo of our OpenNebula setup in Nuremberg. Live migration of web servers on the fly is the best demonstration of reliable data center virtualization, and will be a good testimony to OpenNebula’s stability. If it doesn’t work, I may still have a warm welcome back in the office – that being said, failing is not an option!

If you still have no plans for next week, come over to Newcastle and join me at the FLOSS UK Spring Conference 2013. I look forward to seeing you there!

OpenNebula Exhibiting at CeBIT 2013

This year OpenNebula is actively participating in the world’s leading high-tech event. C12G Labs will have an Exhibition Stand in the Open Source Park (Hall 6, Stand F16, 330), which we would be sharing with Netways, an IT solution provider quite active in enterprise-grade open-source tools.

We invite you to visit us and see the innovations that will come with OpenNebula 4.0. Catch a glimpse of the revamped Sunstone Web interface. A lot of effort is being put in, ensuring a complete facelift of the interface which will enrich the experience of managing and using an OpenNebula cloud. Come and check it out for yourselves!

We will happy to meet up in Hanover and discuss your infrastructure needs. If you are willing to enter the cloud path, we can pave the way for you to ensure a easy and smooth transition from your traditional data center into a cloudy one. Let us know if you want to arrange a meeting, or just drop by the exhibition stand.

See you all at CeBIT 2013!

OpenNebula talks @ FOSDEM ’13

We’re happy to announce that OpenNebula will participate in the next edition of FOSDEM ’13 which will be celebrated the 2 & 3 February 2013.

You will be able to find us in the Cloud and in the Cross distro developer rooms:

We will be very happy to see you there!

OpenNebula Visits the Berlin Linux User Group (BeLUG)

Last week I had the opportunity to introduce OpenNebula to the Berlin Linux User Group (BeLUG). BeLUG is an association for the defense and promotion of Free Software. They meet regularly and hold presentation of open-source related projects and technologies, as well as helping both experienced and recent Linux users to solve their problems and make a better use of Linux.

It was a pleasure to introduce OpenNebula and discuss with BeLUG members about many of its features. Thanks a lot for the invitation and the great interest!

Picture from the end of the presentation!

OpenNebula at GARR 2012

“Federated Cloud Computing – The OpenNebula Experience” is the title of our keynote at the GARR 2012 Workshop on Distributed Computing and Storage. Given the scope of the workshop and the activity of GARR in the operation of the national high-speed telecommunication network for Research, the talk mostly focused on private cloud computing to support Science and High Performance Computing environments, the different architectures to federate cloud infrastructures, the existing challenges for cloud interoperability, and our vision for the future of existing Grid infrastructures.

FOSDEM 2013 (Cloud Devroom) Call for Talks

As part of FOSDEM (one of the most important european events in the open source arena), the OSS Cloud IaaS projects (OpenNebula, Eucalyptus, OpenStack, CloudStack) are organizing a Cloud devroom.

This Cloud devroom, will be an excellent opportunity to promote your solutions with OpenNebula, share your experiences operating/bulding/designing a Cloud with OpenNebula at your company or institution,  meet some of OpenNebula developers, and discuss with others  about OSS Cloud technologies.

Below you can find the complete CFP, but feel free to contact the fosdem list for more information.

Hope to see you next year at FOSDEM 2013!!


The organizers of the Cloud devroom at FOSDEM 2012 invite you to submit a session proposal. The purpose of this devroom is to serve as a meeting point for cloud infrastructure projects, including a unique opportunity for discussion and collaboration between developers from different projects.

This devroom will be focused on open source cloud infrastructure projects. Preference will be given to developer oriented proposals for projects in the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) space, such as CloudStack, Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, or OpenStack. However, we are open to proposals from other related projects, such as cloud management, deployment, and orchestration, as well. If you would like some help refining your proposal, or would like to discuss what topics are most appropriate for this devroom, please use the cloud-devroom at mailing list. The cloud devroom will last for one day: Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Talks will last 25 minutes (including Q&A). Send your proposals to the cloud-devroom at mailing list. The deadline is Friday, December 14, 2012. Please include the following information in your proposal:

  • Talk Name
  • Talk Description
  • Speaker Name Speaker’s bio (including involvement in the project(s) being discussed)

First Public Training Course on OpenNebula Fundamentals

C12G Labs is happy to announce the availability of the first public training course on OpenNebula Fundamentals for cloud integrators, architects and administrators. The course, to be held at C12G headquarters in Madrid on the 11th of December, spans across 3 days and covers the process of installing, configuring and operating private, public and hybrid clouds using OpenNebula.  There is a 20% discount on public training for active customers and partners, and for Education, Government and Non-Profit institutions or organizations working in research projects.

Other locations in Europe and United States to hold the training are also being considered. Please contact us if your would like to request training near you. More information on C12G public and private courses can be found in the training pages.

Hope to see some of you there !

OpenNebula at LinuxCon Europe 2012

Last Monday we were at LinuxCon Europe, held in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Rubén gave a talk about building IaaS clouds and the art of virtual machine management, while he created a small OpenNebula private cloud in his laptop from scratch. He even had time to import a couple of images from the Marketplace, and boot them.

We would like to thank the Linux Foundation for the invitation to participate in this event, giving us the opportunity to chat with some of our users. We also had the chance to talk about the future of the open cloud with our beautiful open source sisters. What sisters? you may ask. Well, this is how Mårten Mickos referred in his keynote to the main 4 open source cloud technologies Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack, and OpenNebula in reply to VMware, and I hope the term catches on.

Here are the slides from the talk:

OpenNebula to Speak at LinuxCon Europe

Rubén S. Montero, OpenNebula´s Chief Architect, will speak in the CloudOpen Summit at LinuxCon Europe next week in Barcelona. He will talk about how is developing the industry standard solution for building and managing virtualized data centers and cloud infrastructures. The presentation will describe the unique innovative features provided by OpenNebula and its integration capabilities that allow to build a cloud within any data center environment.

See you in Barcelona!

OpenNebula Session at GigaOM Structure Europe

Here is the recording of the OpenNebula session at GigaOM Structure Europe where we talked about the “secret recipe” that allows us to compete with other open-source projects backed by strong IT vendors. Mainly the focus of OpenNebula on user needs, its wide integration capabilities, its unique features for private clouds, and its support for production environments.