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October 2020 – OpenNebula Newsletter

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

Technology

October has been a month full of events, starting with our Engineering Team keeping themselves busy and producing CE Patch Release 5.12.0.3 and EE Maintenance Release 5.12.5! 🤓 As usual, Corporate Users with an active OpenNebula Subscription can access the latest version of our Enterprise Edition from their private repositories.

And we haven’t forgotten those users with VMware infrastructure who are evaluating OpenNebula as an open source (and more economical) replacement for vCloud and vRealize! They can now download an updated version of vOneCloud, the virtual appliance for vSphere that helps you set up an OpenNebula cloud on vCenter in just a few minutes.

This month we have also published a couple of new white papers that summarize the way in which OpenNebula is rapidly becoming a powerful edge computing platform and also a solid alternative for the management and orchestration of containerized workloads and services. We hope you’ll find this voyage to the edge of the Cloud Universe as fascinating as we do! 🚀


Community

Last month we announced that we are starting to test the new edge resources provided by Verizon and made available via the new AWS Wavelength program. We are really excited about the recent announcements of 5G telecommunication providers partnering with cloud providers to create new edge computing zones, all this is great news for our ONEedge initiative!

And news keep coming also about several events being organized by members of the OpenNebula Community! A couple of them took place last week, for instance, with Community Champion Andrei Kvapil (Cloud Architect / DevOps at WEDOS Internet) participating at LINSTOR Days 2020 with a talk on how they use LINSTOR for Kubernetes and OpenNebula 👏

Kudos as well to StorPool—a long-time Technology Partner of OpenNebula that has recently joined our new MSP Program—for organizing a great webinar on how to use OpenNebula + StorPool Storage to successfully migrate from VMware and Hyper-V to a new-age IT stack with KVM. Big thanks to Dustin, a leading IT company in the Nordic region and the Netherlands, for sharing their experience and such an inspiring success story during this webinar!


Outreach

And speaking of events… this month we’ve had a number exciting opportunities for OpenNebula to share some of the developments happening around the project, including a presentation on Serverless Computing with OpenNebula at Edge Computing World 2020 and an amazing live demo showing how to use OpenNebula + K3s to deploy multiplayer game servers on the edge at Rancher’s Computing on the Edge with Kubernetes (the recording will be available on demand very soon, so stay tuned)…

As it happens, the new Rancher 2.5 was the focus of the webinar we organized in early October with our colleagues from Rancher Labs. Adrian Goins, Director of Community and Evangelism, joined us for an event in which attendees learned about our integration with Rancher, including the deployment of Kubernetes clusters on the edge 🤓 And don’t forget to sign up for the next webinar! Building an Elastic Cloud using Equinix Metal resources at the Edge will take place on Tuesday, November 3.

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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