Besides the good stuff added to Nimbus, this release also introduces something called the AutoContainer which allows you to set up a Globus Java web services environment, from scratch and with security working, within about a minute (requires Linux/OSX and Java 1.5+).
The main new features provided in this release are tools facilitating the deployment, configuration and management of clouds. We also updated our implementation to match the current Amazon EC2 deployment. In addition, the release contains new documentation and bug fixes.
You can download the new release from:
The full changelog can be found here: