Published on March 19, 2014
OpenNebula Enabling Business in the Cloud Ignacio M. Llorente OpenNebula Project Director Future Internet Assembly 2014 Athens, March 19th, 2014 © OpenNebula Project. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
2/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing Contents The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing This presentation is about how OpenNebula … is impacting the adoption of cloud … is driving innovation … is enabling business models … using European SMEs as examples Thanks to
3/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing What is OpenNebula? Simple but feature-rich, production-ready, customizable solution to build clouds!
4/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing What is OpenNebula? From Research Project to Open-source Project for Enterprise! 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 • Develop & innovate • Support the community • Collaborate Large-scale production deployment: 16,000 VMs 5,000 downloads/ month 20142013 Research Project
5/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing EU Success Story in Cloud Computing Research and Innovation! What is OpenNebula? Business Platform Innovation Platform Flagship EU Project on Cloud Computing Research Innovative Technology Spin-oﬀ
6/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing EU Success Story in Exploitation of FP7 Results! What is OpenNebula?
7/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing Advantages and Innovation from the Perspective of the Supply Side! Role of Open-source in Cloud Innovation Product Development Create new innovative cloud products and services to ﬁll existing or new needs Private Cloud Builder Simplify and optimize internal operations, and private platform to improve existing services or support new services Public Cloud Provider Create new innovative IaaS and PaaS clouds to ﬁll existing or new needs Innovation Opportunities for the ICT Industry
8/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing Organizations Building Their Own Private Cloud! Role of OpenNebula in Cloud Innovation Public Sector Industry Impact • Simplify and optimize internal operations • Improve existing services and support new services or business models OpenNebula Lowers Barriers to Build your Private Cloud • Low-cost alternative • Flexible to ﬁt into any data center • No vendor lock-in, standard-based
9/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing About Our Business Model • Runtastic oﬀers products and services to gather and manage sports data in order to motivate people to do sports and to link like-minded people. • All relevant sports data (elapsed time, speed, calorie consumption, heart rate) can be tracked via an app (e.g. iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone) Why We Chose OpenNebula? • Management solution on top of KVM • Simple and stable. We are a small team and have a lot of diﬀerent services to maintain. We didn’t want to have an additional spot we need to focus on • We use OpenNebula, that is it. No big issues, no big eﬀorts in performance tuning. The infrastructure runs and runs and … Beneﬁts of Open-source for Us • Most of the software we use at Runtastic is opensource • Allows us to easily extend our infrastructure, we have a lot of ideas in extending OpenNebula (integrate LXC, trigger chef bootstrap from) Runtastic by Armin Deliomini (Engineer) http://opennebula.org/opennebula-at-runtastic/ ! Enabling New SaaS Clouds
10/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing Innovation through Building Their Public Cloud Service! Role of OpenNebula in Cloud Innovation Public Sector Industry Impact • Build a cloud service that ﬁlls new needs or existing needs in an innovative way • Address market segment or geographic niches OpenNebula Lowers Barriers to Build new Cloud Services • Low-cost alternative • Customizable to address speciﬁc needs
11/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing About Our Business Model • BIT is a business to business internet service provider in the Netherlands specialized in colocation and managed hosting • BIT delivers to quality aware customers the backbone of their IT and internet infrastructure • Reliability is the focus of BIT's services. Why We Chose OpenNebula? • Simple but powerful / ﬂexible, works out of the box • Easy to maintain / upgrade • (API) Interface(s) and OSS • Great community / development organization Beneﬁts of Open-source for Us • Source available (i.e. able to audit code, adjust code, etc) • Be able to inﬂuence the (feature) roadmap by joining the community • Quicker development (more potential developers) • OSS models most of the time have an easy way to communicate with developers BIT.nl by Stefan Kooman (Engineer) ! Enabling New IaaS Clouds
12/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing Innovation through Developing Their Cloud Product or Service! Role of OpenNebula in Cloud Innovation Services Products Impact • Build a cloud product • Oﬀer integration and professional services OpenNebula Lowers Barriers to Build new Cloud Products • Liberal license (ASL v2.0) • Customizable to address speciﬁc needs
13/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing About Our Business Model • Self-booting USB to build a private cloud, with OpenNebula as its orchestrator • Tailored for smaller entities, public administrations and such • We sell it as a licensed, encrypted USB key • Customers in all ranges- from very small accountant oﬃces to multinationals Why We Chose OpenNebula? • Feature set on a par with OpenStack or CloudStack, for one tenth of code lines • Easier to understand, to modify, to extend, with engaged community • The roadmap is decided along with its users in an eﬀective way without complex voting procedures - making it possible to steer and feel part of the project Beneﬁts of Open-source for Us • OSS allowed us to integrate best-of-breed components in a very eﬀective way • We try to be good OSS citizens as well, we try to provide patches and documentation for the projects we use and in general to be an active part • We found out that this allows us to create something that would be unattainable for an SME like us CloudWeabers.eu by Carlo Daffara (CTO) ! Enabling New Cloud Products
14/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing Netways.de by Bernd Erk (Managing Director)! Enabling New Value-added Services About Our Business Model • Specializing in enterprise grade open source tools, we ensure the smooth operation of networks, servers and applications • We deliver consultancy, training, conferences and managed services for our customers worldwide Why We Chose OpenNebula? • We used a self managed Xen platform for years and faced various problem in performance, stability and reliability • OpenNebula gives us a robust framework and foundation for our datacenter and is more than ﬂexible enough to ﬁt into our individual customer environments Beneﬁts of Open-source for Us • Open-source gives us more control about the used software stack and the freedom to change, contribute and extend the used product • More independence and less costs compared to commercial products are additional arguments for Open-Source
15/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing Upcoming Community Events Other Cloud TechDays scheduled in Florida, Bay Area, Berlin, Aveiro, Chicago…
16/16The Business of Open-source Technologies for Cloud Computing We Will Be Happy to Answer Your Questions ! Questions? OpenNebula.org @OpenNebula#MadeInEurope
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