Microsoft Reaches Out to OpenNebula Through Windows Server Hyper-V

Windows maker Microsoft Corporation is joining forces with the team members of the OpenNebula project with the vision of extending Windows Server Hyper V support to the platform.

The new collaboration between the two parties was announced on Tuesday. According to the experts, keeping a close eye on the proceedings, the new collaboration is just yet another example of the Windows maker’s inclination towards outreaching to open source projects and communities.

The OpenNebula project is primarily aimed at maintaining open source code for the management toolkit, responsible for providing assistance to private, public and hybrid data centres.

The OpenNebula project has found its usage in a number of government, education, hosting, as well as telecom entities.

An official OpenNebula blog-post recently claimed that the project is primarily being used by "thousands of organizations" for supporting large scale clouds.

"Given the highly heterogeneous environments in today's data centres 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, general manager of the Microsoft Open Source Group stated in the announcement, according to this RedmondMag report.