Apache CloudStack vs Vagrant: What are the differences?
Apache CloudStack: 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; Vagrant: A tool for building and distributing development environments. Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Apache CloudStack can be classified as a tool in the "Open Source Cloud" category, while Vagrant is grouped under "Virtual Machine Management".
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, Vagrant provides the following key features:
- Up And SSH
- Synced Folders
"Apache CloudStack works" is the primary reason why developers consider Apache CloudStack over the competitors, whereas "Development environments" was stated as the key factor in picking Vagrant.
Apache CloudStack and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache CloudStack with 746 GitHub stars and 714 GitHub forks.
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