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OpenNebula Authors: Ignacio M. Llorente, Mark R. Hinkle, Jeremy Geelan, Paul Miller, Cloud Best Practices Network

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Simplicity Is What Differentiates the New OpenNebula 4.6

New release of OpenNebula with enhancements to simplify private cloud computing

Code-named “Carina”, the twenty-first release of OpenNebula is available today with a new innovative provisioning model based on virtual Data Centers that offers a simple but comprehensive framework for resource allocation to different groups of users in federated data centers and hybrid cloud deployments. Carina brings the ability to easily federate multiple OpenNebula clouds for high availability, scalability, isolation or multiple-site support, and the seamless sharing of golden images across these zones through a new revamped AppMarket. Users can also browse and provision services on-demand using a new simple, intuitive cloud provisioning portal.

“The cost and complexity of deploying private clouds are so high that they may erase many of the cost benefits of cloud. Our aim is to bring beauty, peace of mind and simplicity to the private cloud”, said Ruben S. Montero, Chief Architect of OpenNebula. “Other cloud management platforms are great for companies operating very complex infrastructures and who have the resources to build, operate and use them. They are making private cloud computing too complicated. We want to simplify the private cloud”, said Ignacio M. Llorente, Director of OpenNebula.

After a successful first OpenNebula TechDay hosted by BIT.nl in The Netherlands, next TechDays will be held in Florida, hosted by Transunion|TLOxp, and in the Bay Area, hosted by SYNNEX/Hyve Solutions. Next OpenNebula Conference will take place in Berlin in December 2014.

OpenNebula is the open operating system of choice in the converged data centre, combining a powerful virtualization manager that supports traditional IT features such as fault tolerance and failover, with the dynamic provisioning, elasticity and multi-tenancy of the enterprise cloud. With tens of thousands of deployments, OpenNebula is parked in some of the biggest organizations including research leaders like FermiLab, ESA and SurfSARA, and industry leaders like Produban, Akamai, CentOS, BBC, Alcatel-Lucent, Blackberry and China Mobile. C12G Labs is the company that manages the OpenNebula Project and provides enterprise-grade support services.

More Stories By Ignacio M. Llorente

Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.