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OpenNebula 3.8 Beta Cloud Management Platform Is Out
Most Solid, Powerful and Flexible Open-source Cloud Management Platform
Oct. 11, 2012 10:00 AM
The OpenNebula Project has just announced a new release, OpenNebula 3.8 Beta (Twin Jet), of its fully open-source, widely-used cloud platform for managing a data center's virtual infrastructure. As in previous releases, the software brings countless valuable contributions from many industry, research and academia members of its large user community. Twin Jet brings many new features cloud management and stabilizes features that were introduced in previous versions:
OpenNebula is fully open-source software distributed and licensed for use under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. An important effort has been made to synchronize the packaging format used by the OpenNebula project and those used by the Linux distributions. This will make even more easier to get and set OpenNebula up and running. Binary packages are available for the main Linux distributions.
As usual OpenNebula releases are named after a Nebula. The Twin Jet Nebula (Minkowski 2-9, abbreviated M2-9 ) is a planetary nebula that was discovered by Rudolph Minkowski in 1947. It is located about 2,100 light-years away from Earth.
OpenNebula delivers the most feature-rich, customizable, open solution to build enterprise virtualized data centers and private clouds on Xen, KVM and VMware. OpenNebula is an active project with a very large user base, more than 5,000 downloads per month and thousands of deployments that include leading research centers like CERN, FermiLab and ESA; supercomputing centers like SARA and NCHC; telecom operators like RIM, China Mobile and Telefonica O2; and integrators like Logica, Engineering and KPMG. C12G Labs, the company behind the project, delivers a commercial distribution of OpenNebula for organizations looking for a certified, long-term supported platform.
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