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February 2021 – OpenNebula Newsletter

Alberto P. Martí

Open Source Community Manager at OpenNebula

Feb 28, 2021

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

Technology

With the stable release of our new OpenNebula 6.0 ‘Mutara’ coming out in just a few weeks’ time, our Engineering Team has been working really hard to get everything ready for such an amazing event! Still, despite the significant amount of work that a new major release implies, they’ve got time this month to produce EE Maintenance Release 5.12.8!

The spectacular version 6.0 is worth the wait, but in the meantime we’ve launched a new service for everyone interested in getting to know more about OpenNebula: now you can Request a Demo to discuss with one of our solution architects how OpenNebula can offer a powerful, but an easy-to-use platform for building your Enterprise Cloud  🚀

Community

As it’s usually the case before a major or minor release, this month we’ve launched the traditional Call for Translations. Everyone is invited to participate and contribute to the project: existing translations can be updated and new translations submitted through our project site at Transifex. You can send your contributions by Wednesday, March 3 EOD!

And speaking of contributions… a few months ago we announced that OpenNebula had joined the GAIA-X Association, the organization that is going to manage the implementation of this promising European virtual hyperscaler. This month, as part of our commitment to support the GAIA-X Community, we’ve presented to the GAIA-X MVP Working Group our Strategy for Edge Computing, the details of our ONEedge project, and the different ways in which we plan to contribute to this groundbreaking initiative. And this is just the beginning, so stay tuned! 🤓

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Outreach

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, open source events are also finding their way through theses turbulent times, and one of them is the iconic FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting. This time, we’ve joined both the Virtualization and IaaS DevRoom—with a talk on Serverless Computing with OpenNebula—and the Containers DevRoom—explaining how OpenNebula has actually become a very real alternative to Kubernetes for managing application containers! 🥳

And next month is going to be quite exciting as well, with a cool presentation on Kubernetes at the Edge Computing World Europe 2021 and a CNCF On-Demand Webinar on how to deploy K3s at the Edge for multiplayer gaming. And in both of these events we’ll offer a preview of the new features in OpenNebula 6.0, so make sure you don’t miss them!

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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