Is Comparing OpenStack to CloudStack like Comparing Apples to Oranges?

This past week the Appcore team got the opportunity to attend one of the industry’s leading cloud events, Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA. We spent a lot of time interacting with attendees at the exhibit portion of the event. As a software company with a sole commitment to CloudStack, we heard a lot of questions around the debate between CloudStack and OpenStack. “Do you support OpenStack?” “Why do you only support CloudStack?” “Do you plan to integrate OpenStack into your multi-cloud solution?”

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Webinar Q&A: Citrix CloudPlatform for Service Providers: It Just Works!

Last month Appcore partnered with Citrix to host our latest webinar, Citrix CloudPlatform for Service Providers: It Just Works. During the webinar, we discussed various topics including the competitive cloud landscape, the benefits of Citrix CloudPlatform for service providers and the pitfalls to avoid when deploying a cloud.

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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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CloudStack vs OpenStack - Which is Right for You?

Today's blog post is an excerpt from our latest eBook, CloudStack vs OpenStack - Apache CloudStack: It Just Works for Service Providers. This eBook is meant to educate and inform service providers about the difference between the two from a technology and business perspective. Appcore has evaluated the overall architecture and stability of each from the service provider’s viewpoint in order to clarify the platform battle.

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