Cfengine and C12G Labs Announce Partnership for the Automatic Creation and Management of Private and Hybrid CloudsBy Cfengine And C12g Labs, PRNE
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
OSLO, Norway, March 10, 2011 - Cfengine, the technology leader in datacenter automation, and C12G Labs,
the leader in private cloud computing management, announced today
the availability of integration between Cfengine Nova and OpenNebulaPro for
the automatic creation and management of virtualized data centerand cloud
environments. The connection between both state-of-the-art technologies
allows companies to easily and quickly define, install and configure new
physical resources and to automatically create and scale the services running
in the cloud.
OpenNebulaPro is the supported and certified enterprise-grade
distribution of the widely used OpenNebula toolkit for cloud computing.
OpenNebula is used by thousands of organizations to build large-scale
production public and private clouds using KVM, Xen and VMware, and hybrid
clouds using Amazon Web Services. The cloud management tool includes features
for integration, management, scalability, security and accounting that many
enterprise IT shops need for cloud adoption.
Cfengine Nova is a cutting-edge enterprise solution for managing IT
operations. It is designed with the importance of IT and business alignment
in mind and has a direct positive impact on business performance. This is
achieved through a state-of-the-art overview of IT resources, allowing for
maximum transparency and ensuring compliance. Cfengine Nova has been adapted
to the growing need for agility and allows for a quick response to new
business initiatives. Several thousands of companies have realized the
benefits of Cfengine and have implemented it on millions of machines
OpenNebulaPro and Cfengine Nova are both the result of many years of
research and development to address enterprise system management challenges
in large-scale data centers. Their combination brings real innovation to the
market by providing an easy, agile and consistent setup and operation of
cloud infrastructures, ensuring the correct running of all the involved
layers in an Infrastructure as a Service setup.
Many companies, and especially Fortune 500 companies, are in the process
of evaluating cloud computing technologies in a quest to decide whether the
claims of this technology are legitimate or not. The benefits of this
partnership for these businesses include cost savings in hardware and in
management of infrastructure and services.
The Dutch Supercomputing Centre SARA (StichtingAcademischRekencentrum) is
one of the top 500 supercomputing sites in the world. The organization has
implemented a combination of Cfengine and Open Nebula and offers its cloud
services to the Dutch community of scientists, ranging from ranging from
bio-informatics to linguistics. The use of OpenNebula allows these
researchers to operate their very own virtual private HPC cluster, with fully
autonomous configurations and on-demand scalability. Cfengine ensures
security and adds versatility to the project, very easily supporting
continuous improvements and rapid expansion.
"We are pleased to be able to extend our customers' data center
Management options with a leading automation framework like Cfengine," said
Ignacio M. Llorente, Chief Executive Advisor of C12G Labs and Project
Director of OpenNebula. "This integration also creates big value to the open-
Source communities that contribute to both technologies."
Mark Burgess, CTO and founder of Cfengine, believes that "effortless
recycling of dynamically managed computing resources is the way of the
future, and OpenNebula takes an important step in that direction. What
Cfengine adds is self-healing compliance and rapid standardization of systems
so that they can be used immediately to solve real world problems. We are
excited to have a strong European partnership with Open Nebula."
C12G Labs, the leader in private cloud computing management, is the
company behind the OpenNebula open-source toolkit for cloud computing. C12G
provides enterprise-grade solutions around OpenNebulaPro, which is a stable,
certified, and supported distribution of OpenNebula. C12G offers a
comprehensive set of services, through which customers and partners can get
production level support or build a custom cloud.
For more info: www.c12g.com
Cfengine, the world technology leader in datacenter automation, is based
on state-of-the-art research and development. Cfengine Nova, the company's
cutting-edge enterprise solution, is designed with the importance of IT and
business alignment in mind and has a direct positive impact on business
performance. The company has an ambitious road-map for future development,
with Cfengine Constellation due to launch in April 2011. Several thousands of
companies have realized the benefits of Cfengine and have implemented it on
millions of machines worldwide.
For more info: www.cfengine.com
Anita Bilicka, +47(0)213-99450, anita.bilicka at cfengine.com
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