Tuesday, April 17, 2012

OpenStack vs CloudStack

OpenStack vs. CloudStack: The alpha of the open-source billow wars

The open-source billow action got started in ardent aftermost anniversary back Citrix, aforetime an OpenStack billow supporter, appear that it was animating its own CloudStack billow beneath the Apache Foundation. Today, OpenStack assuredly appear that its Foundation was absolutely ablution with industry heavy-weights AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, and SUSE as Platinum Members, Let the open-source billow wars begin!

So, what’s the action here? Simple, like open-source Eucalyptus, Citrix CloudStack’s appliance programming interface (API) provides affinity with Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Billow (EC2), the world’s best accepted accessible cloud. The OpenStack Foundation associates would like businesses not to use EC2, acknowledge you actual much, but to use accessible clouds congenital by its above vendors—such as Dell, HP and IBM—instead.

For example, afore the OpenStack Foundation announcement, HP had already said that it would alpha alms its HP Converged Cloud. This “hardened” OpenStack account targets enterprises, account providers and small- and medium-sized business (SMBs). You can apprehend to see agnate offerings from the added big hardware/service companies.  The name of their bold will be to try to action accumulated barter vertical software/hardware billow stacks. Citrix, on the added hands, hopes that EC2 barter will use their CloudStack for their clandestine clouds while application the EC2 APIs to accommodate with Amazon’s accessible cloud.

And, who will be the winner? It’s abundant too aboriginal to tell. That said, I do see the billow wars abstraction up to be a action amid the OpenStack ally and Amazon and Citrix. I doubtable we’ll see added ambitious action billow competitors, Eucalyptus and Microsoft with Azure, scrambling to break relevant.

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