[one-users] User Stories - OpenNebula at BIT.nl

Ignacio M. Llorente imllorente at opennebula.org
Fri Mar 14 02:16:42 PDT 2014

Dear Community,

It is always good to hear user stories on how people are using OpenNebula
in their production environments.

Our friends of BIT.nl just wrote a nice blog post [1] explaining why they
chose OpenNebula, and their experiences comparing OpenNebula versus

An interesting excerpt from the post:

"We have done internet research on some main CMP's: OpenStack, Eucalyptus,
oVirt, OpenNebula. Two of them were tested in a lab environment: OpenStack
and OpenNebula. We had lots of trouble getting OpenStack working, hit some
bugs, etc. In the end we could never get it to do what we wanted. It became
clear the project is moving fast, at least code was flying around,
subprojects became different entities of themselves, etc. We were worried
it would take a lot of time to get it all running, let alone upgrade to
newer versions.

OpenNebula worked pretty much out of the box, besides a bug with
OpenvSwitch that stood in the way at first. We wanted to have a platform
that would be able to work with different hypervisors. We're using KVM now,
but for one reason or the other VMware, XEN, or Hyper-V should be possible.
We didn't want to restrict ourselves to only one (that's why oVirt didn't
make it). Besides that it should be easy to understand how things are tied
together, basically KISS. If systems get overly complex sooner or later you
get bitten by them. You don't have complete oversight of every little
component and when the shit hits the fan you don't know were to start


In a nutshell, the benefits of using OpenNebula are:
- Simple but powerful / flexible
- Works out of the box
- Easy to maintain / upgrade
- (API) Interface(s)
- Great community / development organization (that became obvious as soon
as we joined the mailing list)"

Big thanks to Stefan Kooman for writing this post.

BIT.nl is hosting our first OpenNebula TechDay in Ede, The Netherlands (
http://opennebula.org/community/techdays/ede2014/). There are still some
seats available, so be quick to register.

If you are using OpenNebula in your company, and you want to share your
setup with the rest of the OpenNebula community, let us know!

The OpenNebula Team

[1] http://opennebula.org/using-opennebula-at-bit/

Ignacio M. Llorente, PhD, MBA
Project Director
OpenNebula - Flexible Enterprise Cloud Made Simple
www.OpenNebula.org | imllorente at opennebula.org |
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