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August 2020 – OpenNebula Newsletter

Our newsletter contains the highlights of the OpenNebula project and its Community throughout the month.

Technology

Who said the summertime can’t be quite productive as well? Just before taking a well-deserved break, our Engineering Team managed to produce Maintenance Release 5.12.2, which brings a number of new features and fixed issues to Corporate Users with an active OpenNebula Subscription and access to our Enterprise Edition.

But that’s not all! Earlier this month we also announced a new addition to our Public Marketplace: the service appliance with several Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), the virtualized network services including the Virtual Router. Based on Alpine Linux, the new appliance is an improved version built upon the old (and now legacy) VRouter appliance.


Community

With so many amazing features in OpenNebula 5.12 “Firework”, you might have overlooked the new (experimental) support for PostgreSQL that has been implemented thanks to a community initiative led by developer Igor Sivý (Masaryk University). Remember that this feature is a Technology Preview, very promising but not recommended (yet) for production environments! 😉


Outreach

We’ve had no OpenNebula Webinars in August, due to the summer holidays, but worry not because earlier today we announced the next one: “Why Cloud Service Providers should join GAIA-X“, a special session about this amazing federated data infrastructure project in which OpenNebula participates as one its technology partners.

And speaking of events… if you are interested in Container Orchestration and Serverless Computing at the Edge, don’t forget to join us on October 13 at Edge Computing World 2020 for a talk and a live demo on how to use OpenNebula to run Docker Hub images as Firecracker microVMs on a distributed bare-metal Edge infrastructure! 🚀

PS: Take care of yourselves and of those around you. All our support to those who are fighting the pandemic on the front lines! 💪

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Alberto P. Martí

Open Source Community Manager at OpenNebula

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