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OpenNebula – the Open Source Management Platform for Enterprise Clouds

Production-ready, flexible cloud management platform to build enterprise clouds

Compared with other open source cloud management platforms, OpenNebula comes with all the ingredients needed to build and manage Enterprise Clouds and support production workloads.

OpenNebula is production-ready software

  • Single Install and Upgrade Process: OpenNebula comprises all key functionalities for enterprise cloud computing, storage and networking in a single install, and ensures its long term stability and performance through a single integrated patching and upgrade process.
  • Stable and Proven: OpenNebula is rigorously tested through an internal quality assurance process and by a large community with scalability, reliability and performance tested on many massive scalable production deployments.
  • Support: You can receive best-effort community and SLA-based production support directly from the developers.

OpenNebula easily integrates with third-party tools

  • Integration with Data Center Services: OpenNebula is fully platform independent with broad support for commodity and enterprise-grade hypervisor, monitoring, storage, networking and user management services.
  • Highly Customizable: Because no two enterprise data centers are the same, OpenNebula can be easily adapted to fit into your data center and leverage existing IT investments.

OpenNebula is a unique software for the management of enterprise clouds

  • Virtual Infrastructure Management Adjusted to Enterprise Data Centers: The entities that OpenNebula work with, as abstractions of the physical and virtual resources, are a reflection of the typical resources found in enterprise Data Centers. These data models, a complete life-cycle management, an advanced monitoring and accounting system, and fine-grained multi-tenancy enable advanced techniques for capacity and performance management.
  • High Availability and Business Continuity: OpenNebula brings support for high availability architectures, a persistent database backend with support for high availability configurations, and configurable behavior in the event of host, VM, or OpenNebula instance failure to provide easy to use and cost-effective failover solutions.
  • Unique Features for Private Clouds: OpenNebula brings the most advanced and innovative enterprise-class functionality for the management of virtualized enterprise data centers and clouds, such as on-demand provision of virtual data centers, external cloud connectors for hybrid cloud computing, self-service portal and catalog, service management, clustering…

And all of these unique features are available in a fully open-source distribution, without requiring proprietary extensions!. So now the question is ... What are you waiting for?.

Enjoy the OpenNebula experience!

More Stories By Ignacio M. Llorente

Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.