PR Spin: Behind the Scenes of a Misunderstood Industry

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Cloud Computing: Article

Who Is Using OpenNebula?

The OpenNebula Project publishes a list of featured users

There are more than 100 downloads of OpenNebula per day from its download site, and there have been more than 50,000 downloads since the project released its first version in March 2008. Additionally, the code can be also downloaded from its software repository and from the several commercial and open-source distributions embedding this leading technology for cloud management.

Some weeks ago the OpenNebula project started an initiative to create a list of organizations using OpenNebula. This ended up being more difficult than they expected given that many of their main users in the private industry, which are running very large scale infrastructures with thousands of nodes or even with datacenter federation, did not allow the project to include their names on the list. The reason behind this is that cloud computing is a strategy move for most of these companies.

In spite of this, the project has finally created a nice list of featured users from different industries that include Hosting Providers, Telecom Operators, IT Service Providers, Banking, Government,Professional Services, Supercomputing Centers and Research Centers. The list is not complete, the project is still trying to confirm some information.

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.