Windows Server Hyper-V and OpenNebula Play Nice Together

Microsoft’s hypervisor now officially supported

Microsoft has been continuously working to enhance interoperability for Windows Server, especially in relation to open source project, and is constantly making progress in this regard. Case in point: Hyper-V will play nice with OpenNebula.

The open source toolkit for Cloud computing, OpenNebula now has Windows Server Hyper-V on the list of its officially supported hypervisors, according to Sandy Gupta, general manager, Open Solutions Group.

The Redmond company has been collaborating with OpenNebula for some time now, and customers leveraging both solutions will be able to start building and managing OpenNebula Clouds on Hyper-V.

The two parties have yet to reveal a specific date when this happens, but it sounds that testing can begin by the end of this month.

“Windows Server Hyper-V is an enterprise class virtualization platform that is getting rapidly and widely deployed in the industry,” Gupta said.

“Given the highly heterogeneous environments in today’s data centers and clouds, we are seeing enablement of various Linux distributions including SUSE, CentOS, Red Hat, and CS2C on Windows Server Hyper-V, as well as emerging open source cloud projects like OpenStack -- and now OpenNebula.”

By the end of October 2011, early adopters will have at their disposal a new prototype from the open source project which will enable them to start testing OpenNebula Clouds on the Windows Server hypervisor.

As already stated, there’s no telling just when exactly OpenNebula provide their first prototype release to testers.

“Microsoft offers a unique value proposition from other software vendors, as we can meet customers’ needs for various types of cloud services, ranging from IaaS, PaaS and SaaS across public and private cloud deployments,” Gupta added.

“Customers today run heterogeneous infrastructures and workloads in their data centers that include a mix of Windows and open source based software. We are committed to meeting these needs in our cloud offerings, making it attractive for both customers and developers, including those that develop or run open source based stacks.”

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