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OpenNebula Releases OpenNebula Flame (4.2) And OpenNebula Conference 2013 Schedule

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The OpenNebula Project today announced the first update of OpenNebula 4.0 Eagle, the fourth series of OpenNebula cloud management platform. OpenNebula 4.2 will be shown at OpenNebula Conference 2013, from 24 to 26 of September in Berlin.

The new update offers a unique, application-centric approach to help organizations increase business agility.
– Ignacio M. Llorente, Director, OpenNebula.

Ignacio M. Llorente, Director, OpenNebula.

Ignacio M. Llorente, Director, OpenNebula.

The news comes a few months after OpenNebula 4.0’s release earlier this year.

Keeping in tradition of naming the new releases on lines of a Nebula, OpenNebula 4.2 has been named ‘ Flame’ after Flame Nebula, an emission nebula in the constellation Orion located about 900 to 1,500 light-years away from Earth.

OpenNebula Flame includes the OpenNebula OneFlow component, the multi-tier application manager.

With OneFlow, users and administrators can easily create, publish, share, and manage multi-tier cloud applications and define auto-scaling policies based on service level metrics and time schedule.

There is also a new service flow functionality that converts an infrastructure cloud into a powerful environment for the execution of elastic business applications.

Other improvements of OpenNebula 4.2 include:

  • Improved VMware drivers: Simplified and more efficient storage system, streamlined networking drivers, reduced run time dependencies, complete ESXi hosts monitoring and more.
  • Enhanced support for Xen4: Support for the Xen4 interfaces through the xl command.
  • New Hooks: Users can now program hooks on any transition. Also, the information of the previous state can be passed as a hook argument to customized the action depending on the original VM state.
  • Datastore Monitoring: The capacity of the datastores is now monitored by the drivers. This enables users and admins to quickly identify the resource usage of the cloud. Admins can also set security threshold in capacity usage.
  • New provisioning tab for Sunstone: Updated sunstone interface, Improved VNC, VM definition update, Self-service view and more.

The list of the individual platform components that have been through the complete OpenNebula Quality Assurance and Certification Process is as follows:

Certified Platform Component Version
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.4
Ubuntu Server 12.04 (LTS) & 13.04 (Latest)
SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.3
CentOS 6.4
openSUSE 12.3
Debian 7.1
VMware ESX 5.0 & ESX 5.1
Xen 3.2 & 4.2
KVM Supported version that is included in the kernel for the Linux distribution
Xen Server, Xen Cloud Platform, and Hyper-V Please contact OpenNebula if you are interested in these hypervisors

Here is the complete documentation of OpenNebula 4.2.

OpenNebula Conference 2013 will serve as a meeting point of cloud users, developers, administrators, builders, integrators and researchers.

Keynotes speakers include Daniel Concepción from Produban – Bank Santander Group, Zhihong Zhang from China Mobile, Steven Timm from FermiLab, André von Deetzen from Deutsche Post E-Post, Jordi Farrés from European Space Agency, Karanbir Singh from CentOS Project, and Ignacio M. Llorente and Rubén S. Montero from the OpenNebula Project.

The Conference agenda includes a 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 18 regular talks, hands-on tutorial, as well as hacking and open space sessions.

The tickets for the three day conference are available from €595.00. To register for the conference, click here.

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