OpenNebula Project releases OpenNebula cloud manager toolkit

The OpenNebula Project announced the third release of its
OpenNebula Toolkit, a fully open-source enterprise-grade cloud computing tool
for the complete and comprehensive management of clouds and virtualized data

OpenNebula 3.0 delivers availability, reliability,
scalability, security and efficiency with a focus on allowing data centers to
provide cloud services by leveraging their existing IT assets, instead of
building a new system from the ground up, thus protecting existing investments
and avoiding vendor lock-in.

Most of the new innovative features have been developed
to fulfill the needs of leading IT organizations running production

OpenNebula is
helping many organizations make the transition toward the next generation of
cloud infrastructures by supporting multiple fully-isolated virtual data
centers, advanced multi-tenancy with fine-grained access control, and multiple
zones potentially hosted in different geographical locations.

This new release also brings important benefits to cloud
users and administrators with a greatly improved SunStone GUI that provides
easy access to all the new features in 3.0 and a new oZones GUI to manage zones
and virtual data centers.

Other features included in this release include new
authentication methods with usage quotas, a VM template repository, a new
monitoring and accounting service, and a new network subsystem with support for
Open vSwitch and 802.1Q tagging.

With more than 5,000 downloads per month, OpenNebula is
being used by thousands of organizations to build large-scale production

“The third major release of OpenNebula brings the
latest innovations in cloud computing. There is no cloud manager offering
similar levels of flexibility, performance, control, and availability,”
said Ruben S. Montero, chief architect of the OpenNebula open-source project.

The OpenNebula project recently announced the
OpenNebula 3.0 Beta2, the second preview of the upcoming OpenNebula 3 toolkit.
OpenNebula 3 introduces many new components and features for cloud management.
With this release, the code base of OpenNebula 3 is feature freeze and the team
will concentrate its efforts on polishing and bug fixing.

The release cycle of OpenNebula 3.0 is being a bit larger
than previous ones as expected. However the source tree is stabilizing fast,
you should expect a final release at the end of the month. Please note that
OpenNebula 3.0 Beta 2 is not suitable for production environments.

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