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March 2024 β€” OpenNebula Newsletter

Francisco Picolini

Open Source Community Manager at OpenNebula Systems

Apr 2, 2024

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Let’s have a look at what the end of the first quarter of the year has brought us! By now, you’ve probably already heard that last month our Engineering Team produced several exciting new features for our enterprise customers, so everyone with an OpenNebula Subscription can now start enjoying the latest EE maintenance release, OpenNebula 6.8.2! πŸš€

We’ve also launched the new one-apps toolset and a revamped Virtual Router to enhance your OpenNebula experience! This upgrade makes it easier to set up complex virtual environments, offering features like NAT, port-forwarding, load-balancing, DNS forwarding, and DHCP4, and it also supports high-availability thanks to Keepalived’s VRRP. The updated Virtual Router is now available on the OpenNebula Marketplace, ready to replace the old templates.

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FireEdge Sunstone is revving up! All the functionality is already coded, except for support for different authentication backends, and the team is doing an impressive job of certifying and integrating FireEdge into the Q&A platform. Expect the big switch soon folks! We’ll leave you with a small teaser of the Zone switch functionality in federated environments. Also, lots of work is going into providing a migration path from VMware infrastructures. Stay tuned!


We’re excited to share that our OpenNebula TechDay Madrid, held on March 14 and focused on Cloud Sovereignty and Open Source in the Public Sector, was a fantastic success! A big thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed to this amazing event πŸ‘ Special thanks to Deloitte for hosting this TechDay at their Madrid office. More than 70 people joined us to learn about how Public Sector entities across Europe are integrating open source technologies into their cloud strategies, the obstacles they encounter, and how they overcome them. We also used this occasion to present the new, multi-billion-euro Important Project of Common European Interest on Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure & Services (IPCEI-CIS).

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Last month we’ve also been addressing the Broadcom-VMware storm by offering a special webinar focused on showcasing how to migrate from the costly and complex VMware stack to our efficient, KVM-based cloud computing solution. The turnout exceeded our expectations, highlighting the growing demand for VMware alternatives like OpenNebula. Watch the webinar here!

Navigating the complexities of migrating from VMware can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together an in-depth blog post to share our insights on the current situation and summarize how we can help you. Check it out, download the white paper for detailed guidance, and don’t hesitate to reach out for further assistance.

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On the other hand, we also announced that OpenNebula Systems is joining Project Sylva, the main open source initiative hosted by Linux Foundation Europe. This collaboration aims to push forward cloud-native infrastructure solutions for Telco Cloud and Edge, focusing on improving network performance, cloud distribution, energy efficiency, and security. Our involvement in this strategic LF project consolidates our fruitful relationship with innovation partners and customers like Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Orange, SUSE, Telecom Italia, and TelefΓ³nica.

We’d also love to extend a huge thank you to our incredible community for their unwavering support and contributions, which is evident from the growing engagement on our Community Forum! πŸ€— We invite you to join the conversation, share your experiences, and connect with fellow members. Your insights and discussions enrich our community, and we’re eager to hear from you on the forum!

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πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Our experience at MWC Barcelona 2024 was fantastic! We connected with numerous companies, especially those in the Telco Cloud and Edge sectors, showcasing how OpenNebula can adeptly handle highly-distributed edge cloud environments crucial for the telecom industry. Dive into our blog for a comprehensive rundown of our time there and the innovations we presented.

πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Lastly, we’re excited to team up with Iguane Solutions in Paris (France) on April 25 to showcase OpenNebula as the best open source alternative to VMware. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet our French community in person, exchange ideas, dive deep into discussions… and enjoy some nice food over there! πŸ˜‹ If you’re in the area, we’d love for you to join us. Please register here and come along for what promises to be an exciting event.

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