CloudStack vs. OpenStack:
Is There Really a Winner?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post about my personal experience with the main differences between CloudStack and OpenStack. Since both technologies have evolved, I feel it’s time to take another stab at answering this commonly recurring question : “Should I deploy CloudStack or OpenStack in my organization?”

My first deployments of OpenStack were performed manually and it was really…

Researching cloud adoption

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It’s been a few years since clouds were new. Today, utility computing is a tool in the IT toolbox, and it consists of both on-premise and on-demand components. We have strong private stacks (Cloud Platform, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, VMWare and others) and a variety of large-scale public providers at both the IaaS (Amazon, Google Compute Engine, Rackspace) and PaaS (Cloud Foundry, Openshift, A…

CloudStack: Creating advanced networking zone using API

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In the process of automating CloudStack installation, we’ve been through a challenging part: Creating an Entire Advanced networking Zone from the API. Production and test system that we deploy don’t have building tools such as mavin in order to create zones, pod,networks,… So the usual process is to use the Web UI and follow the “Add Zone” wizard. Well, not anymore!

To create an entire zon…

Install Apache Cloudstack with Chef

Installation of Apache CloudStack and is dependencies using Opscode Chef community cookbooks.

To create a lab, a test environment or to just try CloudStack, you could install it using the installation documentation which is clean and fairly straight forward, but you can also install it with Chef and not worry about subtleties. Here is a quick way of installing CloudStack, MySQL server and NFS…

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