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New OpenNebula 4.8 Bridging Private and Public Clouds

MADRID, August 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- OpenNebula enables the building of simple, powerful, robust and cost-efficient cloud infrastructures across data centers, administrative domains and public cloud providers

Code-named "Lemon Slice", the twenty-fourth release of OpenNebula is available today with the simplest provisioning model in the cloud market. With "Lemon Slice" it is now even easier to build and provision enterprise applications and manage virtual data centers. More improvements are also featured in many OpenNebula components like revamped network subsystems with IP reservation, enhanced quota management, or better Ceph drivers.

An important highlight in this release is the vast improvement in the hybrid model. "Lemon Slice" adds the integration with IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure to build hybrid clouds, widening the range of possibilities to offload applications in case of fluctuating or peak demands.

"OpenNebula 4.8 is helping us fulfil one of the most important needs of our users: a simple and unified deployment cycle in all of our environments, including a transparent hybrid cloud integration with the main public cloud providers. I would like to thank C12G for their Fund a Feature program," said Daniel Concepcion, IT Managing Director at Produban.

"By offering support for Microsoft Azure in OpenNebula 4.8, we're further simplifying the developer experience across Microsoft's private, public and hosted cloud platforms," said Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director of Open Source Communities at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. "The Azure drivers in OpenNebula are certified to ensure compatibility, providing developers with a solution that will work now, and in the future."

About OpenNebula and C12G Labs

OpenNebula is the open-source platform of choice in the converged data centre, providing a simple, albeit flexible and powerful, cloud manager that supports traditional IT features such as fault tolerance and failover; the dynamic provisioning, elasticity and multi-tenancy of modern enterprise clouds; and connectors for external clouds. With tens of thousands of deployments, OpenNebula is parked in some of the biggest organizations including research leaders like FermiLab, ESA and SurfSARA, and industry leaders like Produban, Akamai, CentOS, BBC, Alcatel-Lucent, BlackBerry and ChinaMobile. The next OpenNebula Conference will take place in Berlin in December 2014.

C12G Labs is the company that manages the OpenNebula Project and provides enterprise-grade support services. All company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

More info: http://www.OpenNebula.org

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