CloudStack Review

We have high availability (HA) of the virtual machines and a better SLA.


What is most valuable?

It is easy to set up, unlike OpenStack (in 2013). It provides good KVM virtualization support.

The advanced network allows for creating a private network for better isolation of VMs.

How has it helped my organization?

CloudStack provides an easy way to have high availability (HA) of the virtual machines and helps with a better SLA.

What needs improvement?

The web UI can be improved. It is too complex, and not trivial for the average user.

For how long have I used the solution?

Since 2013, I have been using Apache CloudStack 4.1.1.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I have contributed to the CloudStack project at ASF; I'm a PMC member, so the support is self-made.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward. The installation guide is easy to follow. The concepts are easy to understand and are based on the standard mechanisms.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's free (open source).

What other advice do I have?

I have used KVM or XenServer as hypervisors with CloudStack. These virtualization technologies are most supported on CloudStack.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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