July 10, 2012
OpenNebula is fully integrated with its new Marketplace to quickly distribute and deploy virtual appliances ready-to-run on OpenNebula clouds
MADRID, July 10 —The OpenNebula Project is proud to announce the twelfth stable release of its fully open-source, widely used cloud platform for managing a data center's virtual infrastructure. OpenNebula 3.6 comes with several new capabilities that makes it a unique software for the management of private clouds based on KVM, Xen and VMware, including hotplugging, new quota and accounting tools, advanced functionality for virtual machine re-scheduling and disk cloning, and new extensions for Sunstone. As an enterprise-class product, OpenNebula offers an update path so all existing users can easily migrate their production and experimental environments to the new version. OpenNebula undergoes a thorough testing process, which has been improved and extended in version 3.6.
OpenNebula 3.6 is fully integrated with its new Marketplace, an online catalog where individuals and organizations can quickly find and distribute virtual appliances ready-to-run on OpenNebula clouds. Any user of an OpenNebula cloud can easily find and deploy appliances in a single click, and any software developer can distribute a new appliance, making it available to all OpenNebula deployments worldwide in few minutes.
"The new Sunstone and its integration with OpenNebula Marketplace offer the best user experience in the cloud computing industry," said Ruben S. Montero, chief architect of OpenNebula. "We are very happy to serve our users, each new release brings more countless valuable contributions from the many industry members of our large user community”, said Ignacio M. Llorente, Director of OpenNebula.
OpenNebula delivers the most feature-rich, customizable, open solution to build enterprise virtualized data centers and private clouds on Xen, KVM and VMware. OpenNebula is an active project with a very large user base, more than 5,000 downloads per month and thousands of deployments that include leading research centers like CERN, FermiLab and ESA; supercomputing centers like SARA and NCHC; telecom operators like RIM, China Mobile and Telefonica O2; and integrators like Logica, Engineering and KPMG.
C12G Labs, the company behind the project, delivers a commercial distribution of OpenNebula for organizations looking for a certified, long-term supported platform. OpenNebula and C12G are trademarks of C12G Labs. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective companies. More Information: www.OpenNebula.org.
Researchers from the Suddhananda Engineering and Research Centre in Bhubaneswar, India developed a job scheduling system, which they call Service Level Agreement (SLA) scheduling, that is meant to achieve acceptable methods of resource provisioning similar to that of potential in-house systems. They combined that with an on-demand resource provisioner to ensure utilization optimization of virtual machines.
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