First released in 2008 as the result of an R&D project, OpenNebula has become the only European open source cloud orchestration and management technology. As a Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM) and IaaS platform, it combines support for virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters with federation, multi-tenancy, and the automatic provisioning of cloud and edge infrastructure resources for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Many of the features offered by OpenNebula are the result of the support received from the European Commission through the participation in multiple research, development and innovation actions, as well as of close collaboration with a wide community of research and industry organizations.
From 2019-2022, thanks to the H2020 project ONEedge, OpenNebula has been transformed into a vendor-neutral, application-agnostic orchestration tool for the datacenter-cloud-edge continuum, incorporating a new architecture for deploying multi-provider, highly-distributed edge clouds. With more than 5,000 organizations running an OpenNebula cloud worldwide (including large federated environments managing hundreds of thousands of cores), the project’s community is made of people from many different sectors, covering industries such as media, telecommunications, gaming, finance & banking, public sector, IT hosting, and HPC.
Apart from being a corporate member of the Linux Foundation, the CNCF, the LF Edge Foundation, Gaia-X, and the 6G Smart Networks & Services Industry Association (6G-IA), OpenNebula Systems (the Spanish open source company behind OpenNebula) chairs the Cloud/Edge Working Group of the "European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud" while supporting several EU-funded projects aimed at building the future Cognitive Cloud (e.g. SovereignEdge.EU/COGNIT) and Telco solutions for advanced 5G and 6G (e.g. 6G-SANDBOX).
First released in 2008, OpenNebula has become the only European open source technology for cloud-edge orchestration and management, supporting both virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters. OpenNebula Systems was born in 2010 in order to provide professional support to corporate users and sustain the development of the project in the long term. With more than 5,000 organizations running an OpenNebula cloud worldwide, OpenNebula Systems helps organizations from many different sectors to adopt a vendor-neutral, multi-provider approach for building their private, public, and hybrid clouds.
OpenNebula Systems is headquartered in Madrid (Spain) but became a full-remote company in 2021, hosting a growing, global team of open source enthusiasts. Apart from being a corporate member of the Linux Foundation, the CNCF, and Gaia-X, OpenNebula Systems plays a key role in shaping Europe’s next-generation edge cloud, chairing the Cloud/Edge Working Group of the “European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud” while coordinating the actions and EU-funded projects launched by the SovereignEdge.EU initiative.