Standard-Based Open-Source Toolkit to Build Your Cloud

OpenNebula Cloud on Ulitzer

Subscribe to OpenNebula Cloud on Ulitzer: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get OpenNebula Cloud on Ulitzer: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn

Top Stories

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

OpenStack Hits First Milestone

Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official code drop Thursday. The milestone is called Austin - they're doing this alphabetically so presumably they have a ways to go - and it includes the all-important Amazon EC2-challenging OpenStack Compute provisioning engine that's supposed to blend the best of the Rackspace Cloud Servers widgetry that underlies its public cloud offering with NASA's own home-made Nebula cloud platform. OpenStack Compute, which has commanded most of the work these last few months, is the engine that provisions virtual machines complements of either Xen or KVM and basically supplies the glue that holds a clo... (more)

C12G Labs Announces the Release of OpenNebulaPro 3.6

C12G Labs has just announced an update release of OpenNebulaPro, the enterprise edition of OpenNebula. OpenNebulaPro integrates the most recent stable version of OpenNebula (3.6) with the bug, performance, and scalability patches developed by the community and by C12G for its customers and partners. OpenNebula 3.6 (codename Lagoon), released one month ago, featured several enhancements focused on making it a more robust and user friendly cloud manager. The main new feature is the new hotplugging mechanism for disk volumes that supports attaching either volatile volumes or existing images to a running VM. Also, Quota and Accounting tools were re-written from scratch , so now they are included in the OpenNebula core to enhance their integration with the existing AuthZ & AuthN mechanisms and other related tools (e.g. Sunstone). Some new features like VM rescheduling, ... (more)

inovex Announces New Services to Help Companies Build OpenNebula Clouds

inovex GmnbH has just announced its partnership with C12G Labs to support the deployment and operation of OpenNebula-based enterprise cloud infrastructures, and the automation and migration of legacy systems. With OpenNebula as their software platform, inovex experts can set up cloud infrastructures very quickly and operate them efficiently. inovex is particularly qualified to use OpenNebula in an enterprise environment. inovex has many years of experience in virtualisation, data centre management and highly available and ultra-scalable storage. inovex helps leading Internet companies, like 1&1 Internet AG (WEB.DE, GMX), and maxdome, IT departments in traditional industry (such as Bosch, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen) and other leading industrial companies like EnBW or DB Schenker, to deal with their IT challenges. For over four years, inovex has been fol... (more)

OpenNebula 4.8 Beta Released

OpenNebula has just announced the beta release of its version 4.8, code named Lemon Slice, which brings significant improvements in different aspects. Sticking with its vision of bringing simplicity to cloud management, this release comes with improvements in the recently added Cloud View portal, designed for end users. One significant advantage of the new portal is the ability to control flows, groups of interconnected Virtual Machines that conform a service. Based on this Cloud View, a Virtual Datacenter administrators view has been included (VDCAdmin View), which enables VDC admins to easily manage the VDC users and resources. An important highlight in this release is a bast improvement to the hybrid model. Support for two new public cloud providers have been added, widening the range of possibilities to offload VMs in case the local infrastructure is saturated... (more)

Building Private and Hybrid Clouds with Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu Workshop at Cloud Expo April 23, 2009  - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, namely private, hybrid and public clouds. Eucalyptus can be used to transform an existing infrastructure into an IaaS public cloud, being compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface. Eucalyptus is fully functional with respect to providing cloud-like interfaces and higher-level cloud functionality for security, contextualization and image management. OpenNebula, on the other hand, is a virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic and scalable deployment and re-placement of grou... (more)

Interfaces for Private and Public Cloud Computing

An entire ecosystem is evolving around cloud computing. Interface standardization efforts, commercial products, cloud infrastructure and management services, virtual appliance providers and open-source solutions are filling niches in the cloud ecosystem. The role and position of a component or a service in the ecosystem are defined by its capabilities, the consumers of those capabilities and its relationship with other components and services. This article presents public and private cloud computing from the perspective of their different application scope and interfaces. Interfaces for Public Cloud Computing Public or external clouds offer virtualized resources as a service, enabling the deployment of an entire IT infrastructure without the associated capital costs, paying only for the used capacity. Amazon EC2,ElasticHosts, GoGrid and FlexiScale are examples of comm... (more)

Interfacing Private Clouds with the libvirt Virtualization API

In my post "Interfaces for Private and Public Cloud Computing", I briefly described the main differences between public and private cloud computing from the perspective of their different application scope and interfaces. My position was that a private cloud interface should provide rich enough semantics, far beyond of that provided by public clouds (such as Amazon EC2 APIs), to ease the integration of the distributed virtual infrastructure in the data-center management stack, including user and administration support. Such interface should provide additional functionality for virtualization, networking, image and physical resource configuration, management, monitoring and accounting, not exposed by pubic cloud interfaces. I also envisioned that, although conceived as a library to interface with different virtualization technologies, the libvirt virtualization API co... (more)

Supporting the OpenNebula Cloud Ecosystem

OpenNebula Session at Cloud Expo The OpenNebula open source project has just released a new web site. This is not only a new look for but a whole new site for the community, a new place to share resources, contribute developments and discuss about components and solutions around OpenNebula. In the last years, many projects, research groups and companies have built new virtualization and cloud components to complement and to enhance the functionality provided by OpenNebula. In response to this growth, the OpenNebula Ecosystem has been established to: Introduce the tools and extensions that complement the functionality provided by OpenNebula Bring visibility to the innovations of the OpenNebula Ecosystem Provide a catalog of components in the ecosystem to help integrate with OpenNebula Offer support and resources demanded by cloud integrators and deve... (more)

Cloud Expo to Offer Special Free Pass to Everyone Who Retweets @CloudExpo

Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that it will offer a special free "TwitterVIP" pass to everyone who retweets the upcoming event @CloudExpo. The largest Cloud event in the world will take place April 19 -21 at the Javits Center in New York City. Free "Twitter Retweet" event passes will be issued to everyone who retweets the event @CloudExpo. Simply copy paste and tweet or retweet: "Register for #CloudExpo New York for FREE at @CloudExpo!" The "TwitterVIP" pass offers free access to the three full-day special events that are co-located with Cloud Expo New York. "TwitterVIP" pass registration offers access to the following full-day session each day. Monday, April 19 - CloudStorm @ Cloud Expo : 10:00AM - 12:00PM Tuesday, April 20 - CloudCamp @ Cloud Expo : 5:40PM - 8:15PM Unconference Wednesday April 21 - RightScale User Meetup : 9:00 AM - 4:00 ... (more)