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Apache CloudStack vs OpenStack: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apache CloudStack as "Open Source Cloud Computing". 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. On the other hand, OpenStack is detailed as "Open source software for building private and public clouds". 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.

Apache CloudStack and OpenStack can be categorized as "Open Source Cloud" tools.

Some of the features offered by Apache CloudStack are:

  • 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

On the other hand, OpenStack provides the following key features:

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking

"Apache CloudStack works" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Apache CloudStack, while over 35 developers mention "Private cloud" as the leading cause for choosing OpenStack.

Apache CloudStack is an open source tool with 746 GitHub stars and 714 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache CloudStack's open source repository on GitHub.

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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.

What is 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.

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          STILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INC uses OpenStackOpenStack

          IaaS for our core private cloud, and with AWS, HP Helion, and Rackspace to burst to public clouds to create a multi-sourced hybrid cloud setup.

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          Yechan Kim uses OpenStackOpenStack

          필자가 온갖 서버사이드 지식들을 삽질하고 익힐 수 있었던 가장 큰 이유. 현대 퍼블릭/프라이빗 클라우드 환경을 막론하고 가장 표준이 되는 클라우드 플랫폼이다.

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          SHOUTca.st uses OpenStackOpenStack

          Used for object storage + public cloud for a few machines

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