Blog Article:

Top Ten Reasons for Using OpenNebula

Ignacio M. Llorente

Chief Executive Officer at OpenNebula Systems

Oct 12, 2010

Here are the top ten reasons for using OpenNebula to build your cloud infrastructure:

  1. Most advanced and innovative functionality to build your private and public cloud
  2. Unique functionality for building hybrid cloud deployments to supplement your local infrastructure with computing capacity from external Clouds
  3. Hypervisor independence supporting orchestration of major hypervisors (Xen, KVM and VMware)
  4. Production-ready with highly scalable and efficient back-end tested to manage several tens of thousands of VMs on thousands of cores, and the features for security and accounting that many enterprise IT shops need for internal cloud adoption
  5. Unique capabilities for integration allowing the deployment of the cloud on your existing infrastructure environment
  6. Powerful interfaces for cloud administrators, users and integrators
  7. Cloud interoperability and portability providing cloud users and administrators with choice across most popular cloud interfaces, hypervisors and public clouds and with a flexible software that can be installed in any hardware and software combination
  8. Adopt and implement standards
  9. Fully open source (not open core), and open architecture and interfaces
  10. Stable and robust technology rigorously tested, and matured through an active and engaged community

Our sections Why OpenNebula? and Features elaborate on these reasons, and of course you always have our user mailing list if you have questions.

The OpenNebula Project


  1. Stefan Freitag

    Hello Ignacio,

    I would like to add two more reasons why I like OpenNebula:

    1) easy extensibility e. g. by self-designed transfer mechanisms
    2) OpenNebula has a very nice logging and is therefore good to debug (compared to other Cloud software)


    • imllorente

      Thanks, I will include these in a new version of the Post. Ignacio



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