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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:

  • Boxes
  • 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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Pros of Apache CloudStack
Pros of Vagrant
  • 13
    Apache CloudStack works
  • 11
    Multi hypervisor
  • 9
    Real open source software
  • 9
    Easy setup
  • 9
    Open architecture
  • 8
    Hybrid Cloud integration
  • 7
    Community support
  • 6
    Secure
  • 6
    Simple
  • 4
    Scalable
  • 1
    Easy to use API
  • 352
    Development environments
  • 291
    Simple bootstraping
  • 238
    Free
  • 139
    Boxes
  • 132
    Provisioning
  • 84
    Portable
  • 81
    Synced folders
  • 69
    Reproducible
  • 51
    Ssh
  • 44
    Very flexible
  • 5
    Works well, can be replicated easily with other devs
  • 5
    Easy-to-share, easy-to-version dev configuration
  • 3
    Great
  • 2
    Quick way to get running
  • 2
    Just works
  • 1
    What is vagrant?
  • 1
    Container Friendly
  • 1
    DRY - "Do Not Repeat Yourself"
  • 1
    Good documentation

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Cons of Apache CloudStack
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    • 2
      Can become v complex w prod. provisioner (Salt, etc.)
    • 2
      Multiple VMs quickly eat up disk space
    • 1
      Development environment that kills your battery

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    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.

    What is Vagrant?

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Apache CloudStack and Vagrant?
    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.
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    OpenNebula
    It provides a simple but feature-rich and flexible solution for the comprehensive management of virtualized data centers to enable on-premise enterprise clouds in existing infrastructures. It can be primarily used as a virtualization tool to manage your virtual infrastructure in the data-center or cluster, which is usually referred as Private Cloud. It supports Hybrid Cloud to combine local infrastructure with public cloud-based infrastructure, enabling highly scalable hosting environments.
    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.
    MaaS
    MAAS (Metal as a Service) offers cloud style provisioning for physical servers. It is open source and free to use, with commercial support available from Canonical.
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