OpenNebula Conf 2014: Program is determined – we are ready to rock the house

Hello dear folks!

We have created quite a lovely OpenNebula Conf line up for you and gave our very best to get the perfect balance of topics. Now everything is ready and we can proudly tell you that:

So now it is your turn to wallow in all the information here and register directly after that here for 3 days fully packed with enlightenment.

How You Can Support Us


If you all were wondering how you could support such a lovely conference like this one, we will now give you all the information you were desperately craving for. You can:

1. Spread the word
… on your blog or website or whenever you meet people who shouldn’t miss the Conf
You can use all press material from here if you want to.

2. Be a Speaker
… make sure to register here until August 15th and support us with a great talk!

3. Get your Ticket
… or get your ticket here and support us with your presence at the Conf

And of course you can help us by being a sponsor! Everything you need to know about your sponsorship opportunities is here. We are also happy to hear from you whenever you have questions.

Final Speaker Line-up and Schedule

The OpenNebula Conference is proud to announce the final line-up of speakers and the schedule for 2013.

We had a big response to the call for proposals. Thanks for submitting a talk proposal!. Although all submissions were of very high quality and merit, only a small amount of abstracts will be presented. The Lightning Talk Session provides a new opportunity to submit presentation proposals.

Do not forget to register as soon as possible since the number of places is limited. There is still time to take advantage of our early registration offer, which expires at the end of June. You can also take advantage of the available sponsorship opportunities which are a great chance to present your company with the leading open source datacenter virtualization solution.

Keynote Speakers

Sessions about User Experiences and Case Studies

Session about Integration with other Cloud Tools

Session about Interoperability and HPC Clouds

Session for Community Discussion and Involvement

  • Hands-on Tutorial: Build, configure and operate your own OpenNebula cloud
  • Hacking Sessions: Meet face to face to discuss development, coordinate, write code and collaborate with other developers
  • Open Spaces: Discuss passionate questions, burning ideas, features, integrations or any topic of your choice
  • Lightning Talks: Present your feature, integration, experience, use case, collaboration invitation, quick tip, or demonstration in five minutes

We are Looking Forward to Welcoming you Personally in Berlin!

Deutsche Post E-Post’s André von Deetzen Announced as Keynote Speaker

André von Deetzen is a Principal Engineer at Deutsche Post E-Post Development. He is mainly a software engineer / craftsman with a strong foundation in system engineering with more than ten years work experience. Together with his team he is building the next generation deployment pipeline where all new products are based on and can push deliverables to production in less than 30 minutes. André talks about architecture, dev, ops, shipping things and how to tear down walls between departments to focus on our customers.

Mr. André von Deetzen will give a keynote entitled “Improve! Every day!”. The past few years were hard for the roles of software developers, system engineers, QA engineers or even managers! There is an ongoing shift from traditional IT departments towards organization where all this people sit in one room next to each other and build one strong team. Release cycles cut down from every 6 months to several times a day. Even worse for a traditional IT: product development teams want to deploy several times a day!. Some might say: not feasible. Here are some learnings on transforming an organization towards an agile / lean organization where such things are possible. A story full of risks, business continuity management and people who like or do not like to change.

European Space Agency’s Jordi Farrés Announced as Keynote Speaker

Jordi Farrés is Service Manager at the European Space Agency (ESA), being responsible for ESA’s grid processing infrastructure and related SciOps and for technology evolution projects in the Earth Observation Ground Segment Engineering Division. He has been also responsible for ESA corporation business applications in Finance, Procurement and Human Resources and Facility Management. Dr. Farres received his M.S. in Computer Science from UPC and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Farrés will give a keynote entitled “Opening the Path to Technical Excellence”.

CentOS’ Karanbir Singh Announced as Keynote Speaker

Karanbir Singh is a London based sysadmin working in the web operations and large scale linux systems architecture domains, and since 2009 has been the Project Leader for The CentOS Project. An old hat Devops proponent, he’s a bit believer in high precision monitoring, aggressive automation and business centric operations.

Mr. Karanbir Singh will give a keynote entitled “CentOS and OpenNebula, a Perfect Match”. OpenNebula is a great cloud orchestration and management tool, characterised by its flexibility, durability and focused feature matrix. A feature matrix that is driven largely by real world problem scenarios and real world feedback: something that has been the focus of CentOS Project as well. From large scale deployment automation to patch management and state control, the CentOS Project aims to solve real world problems faced by the people who run infrastructure: The Sysadmins administrators and operations teams. During this talk, I will share why OpenNebula and CentOS Linux are a perfect match and go into some user stories that demonstrate this relationships success in real world scenarios.

Produban (Santander Group) Daniel Concepción Announced as Keynote Speaker

Daniel Concepción is IT Managing Director at Produban, a company of Santander Group that provides IT Infrastructure services. He is delivering the roadmap in the converged infrastructure and business architectures, ensuring the reduction of the operational risk and increasing the quality and efficiency of mission critical services. He has over 12 years of international experience in the Information Technology industry, having led several International IT Transformation Projects.

Mr. Concepción will give a keynote entitled “Discovering the Bumpy Road to the Cloud”.

China Mobile’s Zhihong Zhang Announced as Keynote Speaker

Zhihong Zhang is Software and Solution Architect for China Mobile Research Institute. He has been with China Mobile Cloud department for five years leading the development team in the Elastic Computing project.

Mr. Zhihong Zhang will give a keynote entitled “OpenNebula at China Mobile”. We chose OpenNebula as China Mobile Big Cloud’s core component to manage and schedule the virtualization infrastructure in 2009. Since then, we are glad to see OpenNebula to be more full-fledged each day. Now Opennebula has been used both in China Mobile’s private cloud and ready to provide public service. In the presentation, we like to introduce our experiences and contributions to OpenNebula community.

FermiLab’s Steven Timm Announced as Keynote Speaker

Steven C. Timm, PhD. is the group leader of the FermiGrid Services Group in the Grid and Cloud Computing Department at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia Illinois, USA, where he has been on the computing staff since 2000 with various responsibilities in large-scale distributed computing. He is the lead of the FermiCloud project and also responsible for leading the operations of the FermiGrid authentication and authorization servers and batch servers. Dr. Timm received his M.S. in Computer Science from Andrews University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Timm will give a keynote entitled Enabling Scientific Workflows on FermiCloud using OpenNebula”. The FermiCloud Project has been operating an Infrastructure-as-a-Service private Cloud using OpenNebula since the fall of 2010. FermiCloud has made significant contributions in X.509-based authentication and authorization, accounting, fabric deployment and high-availability cloud infrastructure. Our current program of work, carried out jointly with KISTI, focuses on interoperability and federation with the goal of running scientific cloud-based workflows across multiple clouds. I will identify some of the technical challenges that remain to be solved in widespread cloud deployment, as well as lessons that we have learned from grid computing and applied to the cloud environment.

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.