OpenNebula’s new “Lemon Slice” beta makes it possible to chuck VMs from OpenNebula infrastructure into more public clouds as needed.
The new version of the open-source cloud management platform, codenamed “Retina”, introduces the ability to define scheduling policies for storage load-balancing.
The cloud stack may lack an OpenStack-style marketing push, but its first global conference in Berlin this week has been full of stories of successful, interesting deployments by the likes of Akamai, Fermilab and the Santander Group.
CERN openlab is working with Rackspace to build and deploy a massive hybrid cloud that could prove OpenStack’s worth in huge research applications.
CERN has been testing options for a massive private cloud to serve 11,000 physicists around the world. It’s dropped OpenNebula in favor of OpenStack, but was that a valid or hype-driven decision?
It’s hard to precisely quantify adoption of open-source software, but it looks like OpenStack is gaining serious traction in Europe, with adopters ranging from CERN and Deutsche Telekom to France’s burgeoning national clouds.
With VMware users now accounting for 70 percent of OpenNebula’s customer base, the focus in the new release is very much on making OpenNebula a no-brainer replacement for vCloud.
The ‘Fund a Feature’ program aims to let corporate users accelerate the development of specific features while still feeding the result back to the open-source project’s community.
We all know Europe’s a bit behind the curve on cloud, but that’s not the only reason the fast-growing IaaS platform is finding the going tougher there than elsewhere.
Partly to differentiate itself from the likes of OpenStack and Eucalyptus, and partly to boost enterprise adoption, OpenNebula is moving beyond its traditional business of infrastructure management.