OpenNebula is the European and Open Source Cloud platform that will allow you to cover a wide spectrum of requirements. From a simple self hosted Private Cloud to global multi-Cloud infrastructures which include distributed and federated Edge nodes.
With OpenNebula you can extend you Private Cloud into a wide selection of providers making available to you the resources you need, where you need them.
You can choose to deploy a VM using hyperscalers resources to deal with temporary workloads, install nodes on bare metal servers at the most convenient locations or join the Gaia-X federation (protocols being finalised).
There isn’t an easier way to scale your Cloud.
OpenNebula takes your Cloud exactly where you need it to reduce the time it takes to communicate with the devices you need to control or acquire data from.
In less than half an hour you can deploy an instance of an Edge Cloud node on an industrial appliance right next to your robots in your factory or on a 5G mast.
An Edge Cloud node is also capable to perform where connectivity is slow or intermittent as it keeps working while waiting for the links to be re-established.
If you need the convenience of ready to use virtual machines and apps then OpenNebula spoils you with choices.
Apart from its own virtual machines marketplace where you can find all the certified images you need to automate the creation of your services, it also integrates with other public appliances marketplaces such as Linux Containers, TurnKey Linux and Docker Hub.
You can also create your own private marketplace which will be stored locally and it can be made visible only to your users.
Over the years many of you may have adopted virtualisation platforms such as WMware to manage their workloads but these platforms now start showing their limitations and the costs of licencing and maintenance makes them look more expensive than some public Cloud.
With OpenNebula you can transform those legacy infrastructures into real Cloud platforms with the same benefits of public Cloud but not the attached costs.
You can decide to keep some of the VMware hosts as they are, for compliance requirements by other software manufacturers, and migrate all the other nodes to OpenNebula to simplify the management and dramatically reduce the costs.
OpenNebula isn’t just an easier and better way to create and manage Cloud infrastructure, it’s also a statement of your support of European made and Open Source technologies contributing in creating an European innovation ecosystem.
Being Open Source it allows you to avoid the vendor lock-in you experienced with other vendors and to participate to a project that can be adapted in doing exactly what you want it to do.
OpenNebula is also a Day 1 Member of Gaia-X AISBL and is contributing to create a sovereign and federated European Cloud which will help in keeping control of our data to develop a trusted data driven economy.
The project OneEdge, the next generation Edge Cloud Platform, has been developed by OpenNebula thanks to European funds through the EU Horizon 2020 program showing how important it is for Europe to support its own Open Source technologies.