A couple of months ago the OpenNebula open-source project established the OpenNebula Ecosystem in order to promote the different tools, extensions and plug-ins that are available to complement OpenNebula from a wide variety of projects, companies, and research centers. These ecosystem components enhance the functionality provided by the OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit or enable its integration with existing products, services and management tools in the virtualization, cloud and data center ecosystems. Recently two new components have been added to the catalog:
- Deltacloud Driver: Deltacloud RedHat’s project defines a web service API for interacting with cloud service providers and resources in those clouds in a unified manner.
- Libcloud Driver: Libcloud is a pure python client library for interacting with many of the popular cloud server providers.
A team led by Sebastien Goasguen in Clemson University has also contributed a tool for transferring files to Unix machines on a cluster, this Python tool is able to transfer a 10GB file to 450 hosts in less than one hour. scp-wave tool is of great help when deploying virtualized services on very large-scale infrastructures.
In few weeks the project will announce new tools in the ecosystem, like the support for new cloud APIs (now OpenNebula already supports OCCI and EC2-Query).