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.