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OpenNebula Celebrates Its 6 Year Anniversary!
A simple but feature-rich, customizable, open solution to manage enterprise clouds
Nov. 17, 2013 01:00 PM
Time flies, and we are once again celebrating our anniversary. Let me take advantage of this opportunity to describe the progress of the project during the last 6 years by using the slides of the opening talk "Unleashing the Future of Open-source Enterprise Cloud Computing" in the first OpenNebula Conference held in Berlin one month ago.
Our Vision: Flexible Enterprise Cloud Made Simple
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", Leonardo da Vinci
When the OpenNebula project started in 2008, we intended to create an open solution to make Enterprise Cloud simple. From the beginning, we understood enterprise cloud computing as en evolution of data center virtualization to host both cloud-aware and traditional applications. So we aimed to combine existing virtualization technologies with multi-tenancy, automatic provision and elasticity, following a bottom-up approach driven by the real-life needs of sysadmins and devops, and the following main principles:
Our History: From Research Project to Enterprise Product
Our Community: A Traditional Open-source Project
We are 1,400 registered users at our support mailing list, 650 registered users at our dev portal... What's more interesting behind these figures is the quality of our active and engaged community. One month ago we celebrated our first OpenNebula Conference with the active participation of leading organizations such as Produban - Bank Santander, Akamai, FermiLab, European Space Agency, CentOS, BBC, CloudWeavers, Terradue, Inovex, Netways, INRIA, viApps, CESCA, SARA Supercomputing, CESNET, SZTAKI...
Next year's OpenNebula Conference will be held in Berlin as well, 2-4 of December, 2014. If you want to repeat or find out how it is for yourself, save the date!.
Our Users: A Widely-used Cloud Management Platform
Our Technology: Solving Real User Needs in Innovative Ways
OpenNebula has been pioneer in many different aspects. For example OpenNebula has been the first cloud management platform to offer cloudbursting, on-demand provision of Virtual Data Centers, advanced and flexible scheduling policies for virtual resources placement, a public marketplace, support for multi-VM applications with automatic scaling...
It's All About You!
Let me end the post with one of my favourite quotes.
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction", Albert Einstein
Thanks to all of you and happy anniversary!
On behalf of the OpenNebula Project.
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