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What is Apache CloudStack?

Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
Apache CloudStack is a tool in the Open Source Cloud category of a tech stack.
Apache CloudStack is an open source tool with 752 GitHub stars and 713 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Apache CloudStack's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Apache CloudStack?

Companies
11 companies reportedly use Apache CloudStack in their tech stacks, including Spotify, Accenture, and www.autotrader.co.uk.

Developers
21 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apache CloudStack.

Apache CloudStack Integrations

Why developers like Apache CloudStack?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack's Features

  • Works with hosts running XenServer/XCP, KVM, Hyper-V, and/or VMware ESXi with vSphere
  • Provides a friendly Web-based UI for managing the cloud
  • Provides a native API
  • May provide an Amazon S3/EC2 compatible API (optional)
  • Manages storage for instances running on the hypervisors (primary storage) as well as templates, snapshots, and ISO images (secondary storage)
  • Orchestrates network services from the data link layer (L2) to some application layer (L7) services, such as DHCP, NAT, firewall, VPN, and so on
  • Accounting of network, compute, and storage resources
  • Multi-tenancy/account separation
  • User management

Apache CloudStack Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apache CloudStack?
OpenStack
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is open source software for building private, AWS-compatible IT, QA, and developer clouds. It makes it easy to deliver cloud computing, just like AWS, from within your data center.
VirtKick
Software as a service platform for hosting providers.

Apache CloudStack's Stats

Apache CloudStack's Followers
46 developers follow Apache CloudStack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Steven Yi
André Eduardo Pérez Álvarez
James Davis
RojasMart
esaimozhi Nandhakumar
kyansuke
Marcelo Matos
MLeybold
Joao Matos
Hugo Rocha