Last Opportunity to Contribute to OpenNebulaConf: Lightning Talks Still Available!

As you may know, the lineup and agenda for the second OpenNebula Conference (due this 2-4 December in Berlin) are already closed. These high quality contents ensure that the conference is the perfect place to learn about Cloud Computing, and to understand how industry leaders of different sectors are using OpenNebula in their datacenters.

There is however still a chance to contribute to the conference. The lightning talks are 5 minute plenary presentations focusing on one key point. This can be a new project, product, feature, integration, experience, use case, collaboration invitation, quick tip, or demonstration. This session is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve. Remember the rules:

  • Five minutes and only five minutes
  • Three slides and only three slides
  • Focus on only one key point: use case, experience, new feature, demo…

We have two 30-minute sessions for lightning talks and there are still slots available, so now is the time to register and send us your proposal!

Hacking Session

The first day of the conference we are going to have a couple of activities that I’m sure you’ll be interested in. There is one tutorial for people that wants to learn how to deploy and use OpenNebula and in parallel we will have free form hacking session.

This hacking session is meant for people that already has OpenNebula deployed and knows how to use it. There you can catch up with OpenNebula developers and have conversations that are a bit hard to have in the mailing list. It is also a great place to meet other people that may be doing things similar to you or have already sorted out some of the problems you may have. Here are some ideas on what you can do in the hacking session:

  • Ask about some new feature that is coming in new releases
  • Get help modifying Sunstone interface for your company
  • Integrate your billing system with OpenNebula accounting
  • Create a new Transfer Manager driver that knows how to talk to your SAN
  • Migrate a driver you’ve made for an old OpenNebula version to the newest one
  • Optimize your OpenNebula deployment

But you can also help us with the project! For example:

  • Discuss about some feature you may want to have included
  • Help improving or developing a new feature for OpenNebula
  • Give advice or add new documentation
  • Bug hunting!

This session will be held the first day (September 24) from 2pm to 6pm but we will be available the whole conference. In case there’s no time the first day or you want to talk to us any other day just come and say hi!

See you in Berlin!

Want to Learn about Cloud Computing?

Do you want to know what the fuzz is all about? Not really know about Cloud Computing but eager to find out? Well, look no further. The first OpenNebula Conference, to be held in Berlin in September, 24-26, is the perfect place to learn about practical cloud computing, useful for users, researchers, developers,  administrators, integrators, architects, executives and IT managers tackle their computational and business challenges.

This conference is highly valuable for those who want to understand and benefit from this massive trend of mainstream , with speakers covering topics from different technical ranges, from the birds eye view of Cloud Computing as a deep change in IT (and all the risks that changing involves!) to very specialised and technical talks covering tricky technical details. So, whether you are a tech layman or a devop hack guy, this is the right spot if you are interested or into Cloud Computing.

The contents are broad, ensuring a richness of different profiles, which will make attending the conference an awesome experience if you are interested in the business model of the cloud, in finding the cloud strategy that’s right for your infrastructure and enterprise, in the integration between different data center components or even if you just to know what on earth is going on with all this cloud madness. Come in for a treat!

The conference is a must attend for every person who wants to:

  • Build, configure and operate your own cloud
  • Hear cloud experts from leading companies
  • Gather actionable and thought-provoking ideas from real hands-on experiences, industry case studies and deployment experiences
  • Gain practical insight and knowledge from organizations building and running production cloud infrastructures
  • Network with peers and discuss about latest cloud technology updates and features

We look forward to your participation!



Free OpenNebula Tutorial at OpenNebulaConf 2013

There are multiple goodies packed with the OpenNebula Conf 2013 registration. Lightning talks, meeting OpenNebula users and developers, high-quality keynote speakers are some of the treats you are in for if you are attending the conference.

One of the major benefits is the possibility to attend an OpenNebula tutorial the day before of the conference. This 3-hour tutorial is included in the registration, so everyone is welcome to attend it on Tuesday 24th at 02:00pm. The tutorial is intended for devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platforms.

The contents will cover an introduction to cloud computing, a vision of the architecture of the cloud, planning and installing OpenNebula as well as configuration and basic usage. The needed material is a laptop with VirtualBox installed, where throughout the tutorial a proof of concept cloud will be deployed. Attendees will gain knowledge of the different architectures for a cloud that can be deployed with OpenNebula, and also will learn how to deploy and configure their favourite CMP as well as how to operate it.

Looking to deepen your knowledge in OpenNebula?. Register now.

First OpenNebula Conference in Berlin

The OpenNebula Project is proud to announce that the first ever OpenNebula Global Conference will be held in Berlin from the 24th to the 26th of September 2013. The Conference will serve as a meeting point for OpenNebula cloud users, developers, administrators, builders, integrators and researchers and a unique opportunity for discussion and collaboration with other projects. This event is all about enabling the next generation platform for enterprise cloud computing and data center virtualization, and will focus on:

  • Discussing the latest technology updates, roadmap, and features
  • Supporting the developers community
  • Presenting use cases and deployment experiences
  • Introducing new integrations and ecosystem developments
  • Collaborating with other open-source projects and communities

In few weeks we will announce the line-up of keynote speakers.


The agenda will consist of 45-minute slots for invited keynote speakers and accepted submissions. If you are a OpenNebula practitioner, user, architect, devop, admin or developer and have something important to share, we welcome your submission. Suggested topics include:

  • Latest developments in OpenNebula
  • Research using OpenNebula
  • User experiences and case studies using OpenNebula
  • Best practices and tools
  • Integration with other cloud, virtualization and data center components
  • Any other topics that you feel are relevant to developers, users, researchers and other members of the community

All submissions must be received before midnight June 15, 2013 CEST. Please submit all needed information using our submission form.

You will receive a notification whether or not your presentation proposal was accepted by June 30th.


Sponsoring OpenNebulaConf is a great chance to present your company with the leading open source datacenter virtualization solution on the market. For information on sponsorship opportunities you can visit the conference site. We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to allow you to choose a package that suits your marketing needs. We’ll happily work with you to find a sponsorship that fits your needs.


The OpenNebula Project is an open-source project delivering the most feature-rich, customizable and open solution to build enterprise clouds and virtualized data centers. With thousands of deployments worldwide, OpenNebula has a very wide user base that includes leading companies in banking, technology, telecom and hosting, and research and supercomputing centers.