Why Did Appcore Choose Citrix and CloudStack over OpenStack?

In our last couple of blog post, we have compared both the CloudStack and OpenStack projects and discussed the underlying technology. Our goal as a cloud software management provider is to arm you with the tools to determine which orchestration is best for you as a service provider. In an effort to provide the most stable and reliable platform possible to our customers, we were compelled to compare the best of breed solutions in the market, CloudStack and OpenStack, to fully understand the pros and cons of each before making a commitment to a single platform.

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Do you Know the Difference Between CloudStack and OpenStack Architecture?

As an service provider, making the decision about which cloud infrastructure and technology components to implement can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to choosing one orchestration platform over the other. A large portion of the discussion between CloudStack vs OpenStack centers around the architectural design of each project. CloudStack takes an integrated, holistic approach, whereas, OpenStack’s design architecture is complex and features individual projects with their own separate APIs to integrate as a provider. 

Appcore's engineers compared the architecture of both Apache CloudStack vs OpenStack and walked through the steps to deploy each to compare functionality and features. During the process they discovered some distinct difference between the two. Below we have outline specific components and how they compare.  

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How to Move a VM Between Zones in CloudStack or CloudPlatform

In our blog last week we discussed How to Move VM's to a New or Different Account in CloudStack, and this week we are going to take it one step further to outline how to move them between zones in the same Apache CloudStack or Citrix CloudPlatform cloud environment. 

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How to Move VMs to a New or Different Account in CloudStack

As a leading CloudStack solutions company, we often get questions about how to perform certain tasks within the interface. We wanted to take this as an opportunity to answer one of the most frequently asked questions about migration. Today, we are going to outline the step-by-step process of how to move virtual machines to a new or different account within Apache CloudStack or Citrix CloudPlatform 4.2 or below. If you happen to have CloudStack or Citrix CloudPlatform 4.2.1 or above, there is a new feature that automates this process for you. 

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Tech Blog: Using KVM as your CloudStack Hypervisor

As a service provider there are several hypervisor options to choose from in the market. Appcore currently supports cloud architrecture with XenServer, KVM, and VMware. Today our tech expert, John Skinner, is going to share some insight on what you need to know when running KVM as your hypervisor. Below are recommendation we make to our service provider customers during implementation.  

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