Here’s our monthly newsletter with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming months.
Shortly after the release of OpenNebula 3.4, C12G Labs announced the release of OpenNebulaPro 3.4. OpenNebulaPro is provided under open-source license to customers and partners on an annual subscription basis through the OpenNebula.pro Support Portal. The subscription model brings several additional benefits in terms of long term multi-year support, integration and production support with professional SLAs, regular maintenance releases, product influence, and privacy and security guarantee, and all at a competitive cost without high upfront fees.
Speaking of OpenNebula 3.4, we also published a screencast showing you how to bootstrap this new version, and how to create a VM from scratch.
We also published a blog post explaining why it makes sense to use OpenNebula on your existing VMWare infrastructure. C12G Labs also released an OpenNebula Sandbox for VMware to quickly deploy an OpenNebula cloud for testing, development or integration. These Cloud Sanboxes will be useful when setting up pilot clouds to quickly test a new feature without having to install and configure an OpenNebula front-end. It is therefore intended for testers, early adopters, developers and also integrators.
We are really excited to announce that Giovanni Toraldo, an active member of the OpenNebula community, has just published a book on OpenNebula. The book has been published by Packt Publishing and it provides a practical step-by-step guide for newcomers. You can purchase the book, in both eBook and print format, on the book’s website.
OpenNebula’s openSUSE maintainer, Robert Schweikert, finished upgrading the packages to the latest OpenNebula 3.4.1 version. He has also contributed some KIWI examples and the openSUSE install guide has been updated to reflect the latest changes.
Ignacio M. Llorente, Director of OpenNebula, gave an invited talk at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division – NASA Ames on the 24th of May about cloud computing architecture with OpenNebula, with special focus on cloud deployments for High Performance Computing environments. Follow the link for the slides from the presentation, and thanks to everyone at NASA who gave us such great feedback!
OpenNebula also participated the the LinuxTag conference, which took place from the 23rd to the 26th of May in Berlin, Germany. LinuxTag is one of the leading open source conferences in Europe and we had the chance to introduce OpenNebula to the public, explaining most of its features for cloud providers, integrators, and cloud consumers.
While at LinuxTag, we also had a chance to introduce OpenNebula at RootCamp Berlin. RootCamp Berlin is a bar-camp in which several participants meet and agree to hold presentations on several topics of their choice. This was the first edition of the RootCamp, and it ran under the wing of the LinuxTag 2012.
C12G Labs has recently started a series of Webinars focused on different aspects and possible deployments achieved by OpenNebula. Most of these Webinars are by invitation only, but C12G will also offer Webinars open to the general public, the first one will be taking place on June 7th.
Members of the OpenNebula project will be participating in Matchmaking in the Cloud on June 7 and 8, 2012, in Paris.