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OpenNebula Announces Cloud Technology Day Events

OpenNebula TechDays are an excellent opportunity to find out how leading companies are using OpenNebula

The OpenNebula Project has announced upcoming TechDay events in Boca Raton, Florida, on June 19th and in Fremont, California, on June 24th. These TechDays are free, full-day events for CIOs, CTOs, VPs of technology, IT directors, cloud architects, sys-admins and devops, featuring a hands-on workshop, as well as presentations from community members and power users.

The event in Boca Raton will be hosted by TransUnion|TLOxp, global leader in information and risk management. The event in Fremont will be hosted by Hyve Solutions, a leader in providing large scale deployments of fully integrated racks of purpose-built data center solutions, and an original Open Compute solutions provider. During this event, attendees will have the chance to participate in the manufacturing plant tour of the Facebook OCP Racks.

"We are happy to host the first Cloud TechDay in USA in our headquarters and present how we are using OpenNebula to deploy our on-premise cloud," said Armando Escalante, EVP and Chief Technology and Product Officer at TransUnion|TLOxp.

"The Bay Area Cloud TechDay will be an opportunity to discuss how our OCP Open Rack solution can be used in conjunction with OpenNebula to deliver a robust on-premise cloud solution," said Steve Ichinaga, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hyve Solutions.

"We are excited to have these leading companies hosting our first community events in the States," said Ignacio M. Llorente, Director of OpenNebula.

OpenNebula Brings Simplicity to the Private Cloud

OpenNebula is the open-source platform of choice in the converged data centre, combining a simple, but flexible and powerful, virtualization manager that supports traditional IT features such as fault tolerance and failover, with the dynamic provisioning, elasticity and multi-tenancy of the enterprise cloud. With tens of thousands of deployments, OpenNebula is parked in some of the biggest organizations including research leaders like FermiLab, ESA and SurfSARA, and industry leaders like Produban, Akamai, CentOS, BBC, Alcatel-Lucent, Blackberry and China Mobile. C12G is the company behind OpenNebula.

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More Stories By Ignacio M. Llorente

Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.