openQRM is a free and open-source cloud computing management platform for managing heterogeneous data center infrastructures. The openQRM platform manages a data center’s infrastructure to build private, public and hybrid IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) clouds.
Basics How openQRM is Used as Cloud Computing Management Platform
openQRM orchestrates a multiplicity of storage, network, virtualization, monitoring, and security implementations to deploy multi-tier services as virtual machines on distributed infrastructures, combining both data center resources and remote cloud resources, according to allocation policies.
The openQRM platform emphasizes a separation of hardware (physical servers and virtual machines) from software (operating system server-images). Hardware is treated agnostically as a computing resource which should be replaceable without the need to reconfigure the software.
openQRM was initially released by the Qlusters company and went open-source in 2004. Qlusters ceased operations, while openQRM was left in the hands of the openQRM community. In November 2008, the openQRM community released version 4.0 which included a complete port of the platform from Java to PHP/C/Perl/Shell.
Key Features of openQRM as Cloud Computing Management Platform
Supported virtualization solutions include KVM, Linux-VServer, OpenVZ, VMware ESX and Xen. Virtual machines of these types are managed transparently via openQRM. P2V (physical to virtual), V2P (virtual to physical), and V2V (virtual to virtual) migration are possible as well as transitioning from one virtualization technology to another with the same VM.
Features of openQRM Cloud Computing Management Platform :
- Private/Hybrid Cloud Computing
- Platform Manages physical and virtualized server systems
- Integrates with all major open and commercial storage technologies
- Supports management of systems running Windows, Linux, OpenSolaris or *BSD
- Major hypervisors/containers supported: KVM, XEN, Citrix XenServer, VMWare ESX(i), lxc, OpenVZ and VirtualBox
- Support for Hybrid Cloud setups using additional Amazon AWS, Eucalyptus, Ubuntu UEC cloud resources
- Supports P2V, P2P, V2P, V2V Migrations and High-Availability
- Integrates with the best Open Source management tools – like puppet, nagios/Icinga or collectd
- Over 50 plugins for extended features and integration with your infrastructure
- Self-Service Portal for end-users – provision new servers and application stacks in minutes!
- Integrated billing system that maps CCU/h (Cloud Computing Units) to real currency
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