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OpenNebula Announces Continuation of Collaboration with Microsoft

The aim of this second collaboration is to bring the existing prototype to a more stable version

The OpenNebula Project has just announced the continuation of its collaboration with Microsoft on innovation and interoperability in cloud computing. The OpenNebula Project and Microsoft started to collaborate in Summer 2011 aimed at adding and mantaining Hyper-V on the list of officially supported hypervisors.

A first collaboration was announced in September 2001. As a result,  in October 2011, we released under the Apache license a development version of the new plug-ins to build clouds on Microsoft Hyper-V.

The aim of this second collaboration is to bring the existing prototype to a more stable version and to enhance its features. Since the release of the first prototype, the OpenNebula project has provided support for the deployment and tuning of the new drivers to several users. These users have provided relevant feedback on functionality, stability and performance that will be addressed in the new version.

You can find more technical details in the Hyper-V page of the OpenNebula ecosystem.

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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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