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OpenNebula Open Source Toolkit v2.2 for Cloud Computing Released

Feature-packed open source cloud platform

The OpenNebula Project announced today the general availability of OpenNebula 2.2 for download. OpenNebula is the open-source reference technology to deploy enterprise-class infrastructure clouds, used by thousands of organizations across multiple industries. OpenNebula 2.2 is the seventh major release of the project and with it, it continues to fulfill the promise of building a state-of-the-art open source toolkit that also addresses the scalability, flexibility and security requirements of large-scale production systems.

Among the new features, OpenNebula 2.2 includes Sunstone, a web application to control your cloud with lots of eye candy. OpenNebula 2.2.0 also brings important new features in the fault tolerance and scalability areas.

OpenNebula is the result of many years of research and development in close collaboration with leading IT organizations. Many of its innovative features have been developed to support business use cases from leading companies in RESERVOIR, flagship of the EU-funded projects in cloud computing. This last version also brings features developed in other groundbreaking projects, such as StratusLab and BonFIRE.

The OpenNebula project would like to thank the community for their effort and valuable contributions that have made this release possible; the European Commission for founding part of the developments of this release; and our private sponsor, C12G Labs, for supporting the community and software contributions.

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.