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OpenNebula Announces New Hyper-V Drivers

Hyper-V Drivers for OpenNebula 3.2 Released

The OpenNebula Project has just announced the release, as a new plugin in the ecosystem, of the OpenNebula 3.2 drivers to build clouds on Microsoft Hyper-V. From the release in October 2011 of a first integration prototype, OpenNebula has worked with some of its users to improve the stability of the integration prototype and to incorporate more functionality. In February 2012, OpenNebula released a development version with enhanced performance and scalability thanks to its integration with technologies commonly available in Windows environments, like Windows Remote Management. This latest release of the Hyper-V drivers for OpenNebula 3.2 additionally brings new features, such us direct connection to Windows Servers nodes without requiring a proxy machine, improvement of CDROM contextualization mechanism, and support for SCSI hard disks.

The new components are available for download under the Apache license from the Hyper-V page of the OpenNebula ecosystem. The OpenNebula project provides support for the deployment and tuning of the new drivers through its ecosystem mailing list.

This development is a new result of its collaboration with Microsoft on innovation and interoperability in cloud computingIn January 2012, OpenNebula announced the continuation of this collaboration aimed at bringing the existing OpenNebula HyperV interoperability to a more stable version and to enhance its features.

More Stories By Ignacio M. Llorente

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.