CloudStack Review

Has reduced the time to market for the delivery of new products.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are:

  • Compatibility with various hypervisors such as Xen, KVM, vSphere, and Hyper-V.
  • Support for multiple availability zones.
  • Structured REST API and integration with virtual appliance vendors solutions.

How has it helped my organization?

CloudStack has reduced the time to market for the delivery of new products.

What needs improvement?

Factors that need improvement are:

  • Visualization in terms of the resources usage.
  • The user interface.
  • Providing best error feedback to the users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used CloudStack for three years for the private cloud environments.

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?

The main support for this platform is the community of developments and the users involved with this open-source project.

Which solutions did we use previously?

It is my first solution to manage the on-premise environments.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is actually pretty easy because CloudStack has a monolithic, all-in-one architecture.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at OpenStack and VMware.

What other advice do I have?

Reduction in the time for the presentation of new improvements.

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