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OpenNebula Releases Xen Cloud Platform Integration Prototype

First Result from the Collaboration between Xen and OpenNebula Projects

The OpenNebula project has just announced the release of a development version of the new plug-ins to build clouds based on Xen Cloud Platform. This new prototype, developed by C12G Labs and first result of the collaboration between OpenNebula and Xen announced last week, allows users to build and manage OpenNebula clouds on XCP.

The new components, which are available for download as a new OpenNebula ecosystem project, bring the rich capabilities of XenAPI to OpenNebula. XCP provides a complete cloud platform to OpenNebula, with enhanced security, storage and network virtualization. Meanwhile, OpenNebula provides cloud orchestration to XCP with adaptable, extensible, proven, and interoperable data center virtualization management.

The OpenNebula project provides support for the deployment and tuning of the new drivers through its ecosystem mailing list.

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Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.

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