The OpenNebula project is proud to announce the availability of the beta release of OpenNebula 3.4 (Wild Duck). The software brings countless valuable contributions by many members of our community, and specially from Research in Motion, Logica, Terradue 2.0, CloudWeavers, Clemson University, and Vilnius University.
This release is focused on extending the storage capabilities of OpenNebula, including support for multiple datastores. The use of multiple datastores provides extreme flexibility in planning the storage backend and important performance benefits, such as balancing I/O operations between storage servers, defining different SLA and QoS policies for different VM types or users, or easily scaling the cloud storage.
OpenNebula 3.4 also features improvements in other systems, especially in the core with the support of logic resource pools, the EC2 API with the support of elastic IPs, the Sunstone and Self-service portals with new cool features, and the EC2 hybrid cloud driver that now supports EC2 features like tags, security groups or VPCs.
With this beta release, Wild Duck enters feature freeze and we’ll concentrate on fixing bugs and smoothing some rough edges. This release is aimed at testers and developers to try the new features or to migrate existing drivers (specially TM drivers) to be compatible with the new version.
As usual OpenNebula releases are named after a Nebula. The Wild Duck Cluster (also known as Messier 11, or NGC 6705) is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum.