Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Deploying VMs and Containers across Infrastructure Providers

Presenting OpenNebula’s new Edge Cloud Architecture

This talk presents OpenNebula's new distributed Edge Cloud Architecture, which is composed of Edge Clusters that can run any workload (both Virtual Machines and application containers), on any resource (bare-metal or virtualized), anywhere (on-prem and on a cloud/edge provider). An Edge Cluster, built on open source technologies that already exist in the Linux operating system, is a hyperconverged functional set of managed objects that include storage, network, and host resources. An Edge Cluster provides all the resources needed to run virtualized or containerized applications. OpenNebula’s management services, including scheduling, monitoring and life-cycle management, run in the cloud Front-end and orchestrate from there the local or remote Edge Clusters. The Front-end also provides access to the administration tools, user interfaces, and API. Although the requirements may vary depending on the number and size of the clusters and API load, the Front-end node only requires 8 GB of main memory and 4 cores. The Edge Cloud Architecture is able to provide a lightweight and easy-to-use storage platform for medium-sized clusters consisting of tens of nodes. OpenNebula’s Edge Cloud Architecture is able to manage hundreds of these clusters, as they operate autonomously in terms of networking and storage, and handle thousands of virtualized hosts and tens of thousands of virtualized applications. In this presentation we will explain in detail the deployment model for Edge Clusters, the specialized storage solution they incorporate (OneStor), and the performance benefits of this multi-cloud architecture as confirmed by the latest benchmarks.


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