C12G has just announced that the software extensions distributed in the Enterprise Edition of OpenNebula have been contributed back to the OpenNebula Project. These extensions were created to support customers and partners and to enhance the functionality and performance of OpenNebula in enterprise-class and very-large scale systems. The new open-source components include:
- Enhanced VMware Adaptor that enables the management of an OpenNebula cloud based on VMware ESX, vCenter and/or VMware Server hypervisors
- LDAP Authentication Module that permits permits users to have the same credentials as in LDAP, so effectively centralizing authentication
- Accounting Toolset that visualizes and reports resource usage data, and allows their integration with chargeback and billing platforms
These are the first contributions to OpenNebula Addons that are available in the Addon Catalog. The OpenNebula Project endorses these extensions and supports them through the user mailing list. Moreover, the project ensures its full compatibility with current and upcoming releases of OpenNebula. This news confirms OpenNebula as fully open source cloud software, not being a feature or performance limited edition of an Enterprise version. OpenNebula Enterprise brings additional benefits of long term professional, integration and certification support services, and regular updates and upgrades.
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