At the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), Microsoft announced their partnerships with Packer.io and OpenNebula to enable interoperability of applications and services with Windows Azure and Hyper-V. Similarly, last week Microsoft announced their work on Docker’s libswarm project and Kubernetes, two cluster-management solutions available for Docker containers, and several other open source cloud projects.
- As part of our partnership with Packer.io, we are introducing two Packer plug-ins for Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V, natively supporting Microsoft technologies for the first time. Packer is an open source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is a free and open source tool for creating golden images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.
- As a result of a collaboration between Microsoft and OpenNebula (C12G Labs), we are introducing a new set of plug-ins to enable the use of OpenNebula for building hybrid cloud deployments on Microsoft Azure. OpenNebula provides a simple but feature-rich and flexible solution for the management of virtualized data centers to enable on-premise IaaS clouds.
- With this set of plug-ins, IT pros and system integrations can use OpenNebula’s rich set of infrastructure management tools to manage cloud deployments across Microsoft’s private, public and hosted cloud platforms.
OpenNebula is an open, adaptable and extensible architecture with interfaces and components to build and manage your customized cloud service and make cloud operations conform to existing policies.
Read more about it here.