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Head - Operations & Sales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to install and use, can be used like a public cloud, and integrates with software-defined storage
Pros and Cons
  • "The ability to use it almost like a public cloud for an organization is a big asset, as it will create a value proposition and can control costs in a great way."
  • "Most of the competitors are offering some sort of billing software to transform their installation to work as a small-sized public cloud, but those offerings from OpenNebula are still missing."

What is our primary use case?

We have implemented it for internal purposes and more for learning.

Integrated with KVM and VMware Hypervisors and on meager resources, just to check whether it works or not. We started this approximately five years back and it worked flawlessly.

A YouTube video shows the details of our implementation.

This can be used as a private/hybrid cloud and there are many well-known organizations that are using OpenNebula. These include the European Space Agency (ESA), BBC, China Telecom, TransUnion, and Trivago.

OpenNebula can also be used for High-Performance Computing.

How has it helped my organization?

OpenNebula has given us tremendous knowledge about cloud computing and about Cloud Management platforms, commonly known as CMP.

The ability to use it almost like a public cloud for an organization is a big asset, as it will create a value proposition and can control costs in a great way.

Moreover, it will be advantageous for any organization, as this can be local to all of its users and obviously faster compared to a public cloud because there are no latency problems.

It is also possible to integrate a Software-Defined Storage solution like LINBIT with OpenNebula, which brings a lot of agility to the solution.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are ease of use and easy installation.

It has all the features that will be required by an Organization and supports various Hypervisors.

What needs improvement?

With a detailed billing module, this can be used as a complete public cloud implementation, and we are waiting to see that module from OpenNebula.

Most of the competitors are offering some sort of billing software to transform their installation to work as a small-sized public cloud, but those offerings from OpenNebula are still missing.

With the addition of this module, it will bring completeness to the overall offerings. We hope that OpenNebula listens to this and bring quickly the module.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using OpenNebula for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is rock-solid.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product is highly scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not taken it, as we were able to do it on our own without any problems.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is simple and straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We complete the deployment in-house.

What was our ROI?

Return on investment is extremely quick.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OpenNebuoa has recently come up with a new subscription model that is economical and a lot of new customers are choosing this as it is an easy subscription model.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated CloudStack before choosing OpenNebula.

What other advice do I have?

vOneCloud is another interesting product from OpenNebula that can transform a normal VMware installation to mimic a full-blown public cloud. The best part is that this can be implemented on a VMware environment by just downloading an appliance.

Within 5-6 minutes, one can experience the power of VOneCloud.

This sort of product offerings from OpenNebula shows the ability of the Engineering Team of OpenNebula. Kudos to the OpenNebula team.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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