[one-users] Why to use Opennebula?
Carlos Martín Sánchez
cmartin at opennebula.org
Thu Sep 1 02:58:55 PDT 2011
In our web you can read about the generic benefits of a cloud management
tool , the main advantages of OpenNebula , and a list of low-level
features  for the upcomming 3.0 release (currently you can test the beta
Is it worth to install OpenNebula? I'd say it depends on your scenario.
OpenNebula will prove useful if you need to manage more than one hypervisor,
avoiding vendor lock-in. Another big benefit is that being fully
open-source, you will be able to customize and tweak every small aspect of
Carlos Martín, MSc
Project Major Contributor
OpenNebula - The Open Source Toolkit for Cloud Computing
www.OpenNebula.org <http://www.opennebula.org/> | cmartin at opennebula.org
2011/8/29 Juan José Fuentes <Juanjose.Fuentes at sigmaaie.org>
> Thank you Steffen for your answer.
> As I said, the prime intention is to construct a private cloud to provide
> SaaS to our clients. C12G will be necessary if we carry on the project , but
> just in its final phase.
> I thought using Opennebula I could, i.e. create a virtual machine that uses
> RAM from 2 physical hosts, but as far as I read that's not possible.
> Of course, the first step will be to create the private cloud in a test
> environment and perform a lot of tests before provide the SaaS to our
> clients. But what I was wondering is what are the main features of
> Opennebula that will be helpful in that process. One of them could be the
> centralitation of the virtual machines management, but I think that could be
> achive also with other products like Xen, which I've never used just read
> some features...
> I mean that introducing Opennebula in our architecture involves complicate
> it, so it must offer some advantatges that make it worth, and are those
> advantages that I'm trying to find out.
> In other words, what's the advantage of using Opennebula in a vmware or xen
> environment when these products have their own management consoles...? How
> could I justify to my boss the investment, in hours and support (c12g), to
> use Opennebula?
> Surely I ask these questions because I'm not sure what is or what it
> involves having a private cloud...
> Thank you,
> Juan José Fuentes
> Responsable de Sistemas
> Telf +34 902 550 733
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Steffen Neumann [mailto:sneumann at ipb-halle.de]
> Enviado el: lunes, 29 de agosto de 2011 11:14
> Para: Juan José Fuentes
> CC: users
> Asunto: Re: [one-users] Why to use Opennebula?
> On Mon, 2011-08-29 at 07:52 +0000, Juan José Fuentes wrote:
> > I'm back from holidays and I don't remember
> > why I should use Opennebula instead of Xen (that it also allows live
> migration) or someother products...
> What for ? Unless you lay out the use case, the answers
> can only point into the blue!
> > I don't know if this is the appropiate forum
> basically yes.
> > excuse me if it isn't, but actually I just want to justify to my boss the
> use of this product.
> > Also I want to ask to the community if someone is using Opennebula in
> production environments.
> > We are thinking about providing our products as SaaS,
> > and one way could be creating our own private cloud, I was wondering if
> Opennebula could meet those needs.
> Depending on your needs, you might consider
> the professional C12G support. On our smallish
> cluster for research related simulations we don't need it,
> but if some business relies on it, you might be better off
> with some professionals for support cases.
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