OpenNebula on Infrastructure Management

February 8, 2013

OpenNebula is in the business of infrastructure management, but is seeking to differentiate itself from the pack and hasten enterprise adoption. The full story is provided by GigaOm in its piece, “OpenNebula Open-sources Service Management Layer with Enterprise in Mind.”

The article begins:

OpenNebula, the European answer to the likes of Eucalyptus and OpenStack that counts CERN and China Mobile among its customers, is moving to differentiate itself from competitors by freely releasing OpenNebulaApps, a suite of cloud application management tools that sit on top of its traditional infrastructure management toolkit. The OpenNebulaApps tools were previously available only to OpenNebulaPro customers but, according to project director Ignacio Llorente, OpenNebula realized there was more value in opening them up.”

OpenNebula is trying to build on their open source base and customize on the boom of cloud apps. They may be able to make a good go of it. But, on the other hand, while they may succeed in their traditional role of infrastructure management, it may be best to leave enterprise to the experts. One we would recommend taking a long hard look at is LucidWorks. LucidWorks can offer the ongoing trust of the industry and a reliance on the most trusted names in open source, Lucene and Solr.

Emily Rae Aldridge, February 8, 2013

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