The open source solution for datacenter virtualization

von Hector Sanjuan (OpenNebula)

Wednesday, 23.05.2012, London, 11:00-11:30 Uhr

OpenNebula is the open-source industry standard for data center virtualization, offering the most feature-rich, customizable solution to build virtualized enterprise data centers and private cloud infrastructures on Xen, KVM and VMware deployments, and providing cloud consumers with choice of interfaces, from open cloud to de-facto standards, like the EC2 API. The presentation gives a practical overview of its innovative features for the comprehensive, complete management of virtualized data centers to enable on-premise IaaS clouds, and it support for cloud interoperability and portability. OpenNebula interoperability makes cloud an evolution by leveraging existing IT assets, protecting your investments, and avoiding vendor lock-in.

Initiated in the context of pioneering EU-funded projects in cloud computing, OpenNebula.org is an open-source project that started five years ago to develop the industry standard solution for building and managing virtualized data centers and private cloud infrastructures. Thanks to its use and enhancement within many innovative, groundbreaking projects in cloud computing, OpenNebula does not only bring an open-source implementation of the most common and standard public cloud interfaces, but also the latest innovations in the management of virtualized data centers for the deployment of cutting edge on-premise IaaS clouds.

OpenNebula is a very active open source project with a steadily growing community that, by many measures, is more than doubling each year. OpenNebula also has a very large user base, with more than 5,000 downloads per month and thousands of active deployments that include leading research centers like CERN, FermiLab and ESA; supercomputing centers like SARA and NCHC; telecom companies like RIM, China Mobile and Telefonica O2; and system integrators like Logica, Engineering and KPMG. any of its users from different industries are also active contributors to the code. The project has also established collaborations with IT vendors like Microsoft for innovation and interoperability in cloud computing.

As open, interoperable cloud enabler, OpenNebula is providing significant business opportunities to the ICT Industry, including SMEs, helping them play a more active role in adopting cloud computing, developing more innovative cloud products, shaping the development of innovative cloud technology, and bringing to market interoperable cloud solutions and services. In research environments, OpenNebula is being used as an open platform for innovation and interoperability in leading research and infrastructure projects, and as a reference implementation of cloud standard specifications.

Über den Autor Hector Sanjuan:

Héctor Sanjuán received his M.E. degree in Computer Science from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in 2010. His master's project featured the development of a VirtualBox driver for the OpenNebula cloud toolkit.

Since then, he has been part of the Distributed Systems and Architecture Group at UCM, working in the OpenNebula project.