Microsoft's Open Solutions Group announced that Windows Server Hyper-V is now an officially supported hypervisor for "OpenNebula".
"This open source project is working on a prototype for release next month and it will soon be possible for customers to build and manage OpenNebula clouds on a Hyper-V based virtualization platform," Microsoft stated.
"OpenNebula is the Industry standard for on-premise IaaS cloud computing, offering a complete and comprehensive solution for the management of virtualized data centers to enable private, public and hybrid (cloudbursting) clouds."
"OpenNebula interoperability makes cloud an evolution by leveraging existing IT infrastructure, protecting your investments, and avoiding vendor lock-in."
"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. Customers today run heterogeneous infrastructures and workloads in their data centers that include a mix of Windows and open source based software."
"Windows Server Hyper-V is an enterprise class virtualization platform that is getting rapidly and widely deployed in the industry. 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," Sandy Gupta said in a blog post.