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Cloudcraft vs OpenStack: What are the differences?

What is Cloudcraft? Draw AWS diagrams. Cloudcraft is service for creating powerful AWS diagrams for free, used by software architects and developers. You can create cloud architecture diagrams, service deployment plans, illustrate software documentation, presentations etc.

What is OpenStack? 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.

Cloudcraft and OpenStack are primarily classified as "Architecture Design" and "Open Source Cloud" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Cloudcraft are:

  • Exclusively focused on AWS
  • Create powerful AWS architecture diagrams
  • Easy to use visual cloud designer

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

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking
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    What is Cloudcraft?

    Cloudcraft is service for creating powerful AWS diagrams for free, used by software architects and developers. You can create cloud architecture diagrams, service deployment plans, illustrate software documentation, presentations etc.

    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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    What are some alternatives to Cloudcraft and OpenStack?
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    Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models.
    Hava
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    SketchUp
    It is 3D modeling software that’s easy to use and has an extensive database of user-created models. You can use it to sketch (or import) models to assist with all kinds of projects—furniture building, video game creation, 3D printing, interior design, and whatever else you can think of.
    Diagrams
    It lets you draw the cloud system architecture in Python code. It was born for prototyping a new system architecture without any design tools. You can also describe or visualize the existing system architecture as well.
    CloudMapper
    CloudMapper generates network diagrams of Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments and display them via your browser. It helps you understand visually what exists in your accounts and identify possible network misconfigurations.
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