Speaker(s) : Constantino Vásquez
- Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
- Schedule : 15h20
- Duration : 40 minutes
- Place : Uni Mail S150
OpenNebula is an open source virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic placement of VMs on a pool of physical resources. The engine extends the benefits of the supported virtualization platforms (Xen, KVM, VMware) from a single physical resource to a pool of resources, decoupling the server not only from the physical infrastructure but also from the physical location. It provides a powerful and agile CLI and API for monitoring and controlling large scale VM deployments, including networking and image management, and a flexible and generic framework to define new policies for capacity provision. Additionally, OpenNebula provides plugins to access Amazon EC2 to supplement local resources with cloud resources to satisfy peak or fluctuating demands in the service workload.
Constantino Vázquez received his M.E. in Computer Science (2002) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and his MSc in Computing & Internet Systems (2003) from King’s College, London. He has a broad professional experience, that starts with his entrance in 2003 in Altien Solutions Ltd, an innovative start-up company in London delivering state of the art web technologies. He moved in 2005 to British Telecom, where he was in charge of the development of a concurrent SMS delivery platform. This same year, he started doing his Ph.D. in Computer Architecture (ongoing).
In 2006, he joined the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM, where he was responsible of the technical development of the BEinGRID project, while producing a number of papers and started delivering conferences at various congress and technical meetings and being involved in the development of several open source projects like the GridWay meta scheduler. In 2008 he joined the RESERVOIR project, flagship of the European Union cloud computing projects. He was involved in the conception and complete development of the OpenNebula virtual infrastructure engine, and gained broad experience in the domain of distributed virtualization management. His research interests include Grid federation, Utility and Cloud Computing.