OpenNebula – flexible enterprise cloud is an open-source project developing the industry standard solution for building and managing virtualized enterprise data centers and enterprise private clouds.

The OpenNebula toolkit manages a data center’s virtual infrastructure to build private, public and hybrid implementations of infrastructure as a service.

OpenNebula offfers a feature-rich, flexible solution for the comprehensive management of virtualized data centers to enable on-premise IaaS clouds. It also supports both hybrid clouds and public clouds.

Features include:

  • AWS EC2 and EBS APIs.
  • Self-service Portal for cloud consumers.
  • Powerful User Security Management:
    • Fine-grained ACLs and user quotas.
    • Powerful user, group and role management.
    • Integration with user management services like LDAP, Active Directory.
    • Fine-grained auditing.
    • Support for isolation at different levels.
  • Advanced Multi-tenancy with Group Management.
  • On-demand Provision of Virtual Data Centers:
    • Automatic installation and configuration of application environments and their secure sharing with other cloud users.
    • Automatic execution of multi-tiered applications and their provision from a catalog and self-service portal.
  • Advanced Control and Monitoring of Virtual Infrastructure.
  • Complete Virtual Machine Configuration.
  • Advanced Control and Monitoring of Physical Infrastructure.
  • Broad Commodity and Enterprise Platform Support.
  • Distributed Resource Optimization.
  • Centralized Management of Multiple Zones.
  • High Availability:
    • Persistent database backend with support for high availability configurations.
    • Configurable behavior in the event of host or VM failure to provide easy to use and cost-effective failover solutions.
  • Community Virtual Appliance Marketplace:
    • OpenNebula Marketplace is a catalog of virtual appliances ready to run in OpenNebula environments.
    • Deployment of your private centralized catalog of cloud applications to share and distribute virtual appliances across OpenNebula instances.
    • Fully integrated with OpenNebula SunStone.
  • Share Virtual Appliances Among Several OpenNebula Instances.
  • Management of Multi-tiered Applications.
  • Management of Application Environments.
  • Hybrid Cloud Computing and Cloudbursting with connectors for AWS.
  • Virtual Infrastructure Management and Orchestration:
    • Virtual infrastructure management adjusted to enterprise data centers.
    • Complete life-cycle management of virtual resources.
    • Powerful hooking system.
    • Full control, monitoring and accounting of virtual infrastructure resources.
    • Fine-grained multi-tenancy.
  • Standard Cloud Interfaces and Simple Self-Service Portal for Cloud Consumers.
  • Rich Command Line and Web Interfaces for Cloud Administrators.
  • Multiple Deployment Options.
  • Easy Extension and Integration.
  • Reliability, Efficiency and Massive Scalability.
  • Integration with Third Party Tools:
    • Modular and extensible architecture.
    • Customizable plug-ins for integration with any third-party data center service.
    • API for integration with higher level tools such as billing, self-service portals.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: OpenNebula Community
License: Apache License 2.0

OpenNebula is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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