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Top Ten Reasons for Using OpenNebula

Why OpenNebula?

The OpenNebula Project has published the top ten reasons for using OpenNebula to build a cloud infrastructure. These reasons reflect the design principles of OpenNebula as technology designed to address the requirements of business use cases from leading companies. This is the summarized list of reasons:

  1. Most advanced and innovative functionality
  2. Unique functionality for building hybrid cloud deployments
  3. Hypervisor independence
  4. Production-ready, highly scalable and efficient back-end, security and accounting
  5. Unique capabilities for integration
  6. Powerful interfaces
  7. Cloud interoperability and portability
  8. Adopt and implement standards
  9. Fully open source
  10. Stable and robust technology

The OpenNebula site sections Why OpenNebula? and Features elaborate on these reasons.

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.

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