What is Apache CloudStack?
It 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 840 GitHub stars and 745 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Apache CloudStack's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Apache CloudStack?
12 companies reportedly use Apache CloudStack in their tech stacks, including Spotify, Freego, and Exoscale.
30 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apache CloudStack.
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
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