I would like to give a warm welcome to Haizea to the virtualization ecosystem. The new technological component is an open-source VM-based lease management architecture, which can be used
- As a platform for experimenting with scheduling algorithms that depend on VM deployment or on the leasing abstraction.
- In combination with the OpenNebula virtual infrastructure manager, to manage a Xen or KVM cluster, allowing you to deploy different types of leases that are instantiated as virtual machines (VMs).
Its full integration with OpenNebula will be part of the next Technoloy Preview (TP1.1), due mid-july. Haizea is being developed by Borja Sotomayor, a PhD student at the University of Chicago, who is now visiting our research group partially funded by the European Union’s FP7 Reservoir project (“Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers”).