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Oleksandr Rybchenko
Real User
Project Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Apr 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Killer features for me were: * Support for many hypervisors * ability to match business logic * "everything in one box"... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We managed to avoid additional expenses for orchestration and automation tools.

What needs improvement?

The main reason why we started looking for another solution: backups, replication, HA, and dependency on secondary... more»

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

As far as I know, CS is still free of charge. If you want to pay some money, Citrix Cloud Platform is based on CS, I... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used OnApp for cloud. It is deployed on premises, and paid, and still it did not give us flexibility. For example,... more»

What other advice do I have?

We have been using CS for three years. I started a small PoC with a few VMware hosts. At the end, I had three... more»
Paresh Tripathi
Real User
Cloud Solutions Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 09 2018

What is most valuable?

We use CloudStack because it is simpler than OpenStack and has most features required to be an IaaS orchestration tool.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cloud computing has improved the way our organization functions. With virtualization, physical hardware has been... more»

What needs improvement?

This product needs a lot improvement on the development side. Every new version introduces new bugs. It lacks many... more»

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

We are not using the licensed version.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using VMware and Xen earlier, but to reduce the cost and to make management simple, everything has been moved... more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a seven out of 10 because it is has most features you would expect from an orchestration tool, but less... more»
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it_user153084
Consultant
Cloud Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

* Stability * Centralized management design that scales well * Transparent interoperability with different hypervisors and manufacturers We also... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It works, and pretty much always has. Reliability and support for enterprise features, with a multi-tenant interface, makes CloudStack a very... more»

What needs improvement?

Lack of support for third-party software vendors such as Veeam and Zerto creates limitations on comprehensive offerings which would include... more»

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

Obviously OSS is free, so you can’t beat that when it comes to price. For the commercial support options, they are extremely fair for quality of... more»

What other advice do I have?

I have used it for close to eight years, since Cloud.com, prior to the Citrix acquisition. Get commercial assistance from an experienced... more»
Sibin John
Real User
Systems Engineer R&D at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Multiple types of hypervisor support, multi-zone support, and VPC are great valuable features, in my opinion. Also, there are shared network... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We acquired some good clients for our billing and control portal solutions with CloudStack and it improved our business greatly.

What needs improvement?

For time consuming operations like storage migrations, volume Snapshot restore and the like, we faced issues like MySQL operations timing out... more»

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

It's an open-source product, so there won't be any pricing. For licensing, it uses Apache open-source license.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it at five out of 10. For a private cloud, CloudStack is good and fine, but for public cloud, it will not be that a great experience, in... more»
Oleksii Kyianytsia
Real User
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 10 2018

What is most valuable?

* User-friendly portal * VPN P2S and S2S possibilities * Easy to manage accounts and limits

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us a new way of providing IaaS services internally, for different departments. Also, CloudStack is providing us much more profit than... more»

What needs improvement?

* VPN P2S: It's cutting all connections except the CloudStack environment for the user when he is connected. I would like to have VPN like... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

OpenStack was my first implementation but it’s really difficult to manage. The installation required a lot of resources just to start the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Every infrastructure is different, and company policies are also different. I can’t advise in a general way here. I can only say that KVM and... more»
Yesid Mora
Real User
Virtualization and Backup Engineer
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

* CloudStack supports every operating system that supports hypervisors, which makes the product more attractive, compared to vCloud Director or Azure. * It is very easy to install... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Customers were very happy with how easy it is to create a VPN site-to-site or a NAT, deploy a new virtual machine from a template, take a Snapshot, or clone a VM.

What needs improvement?

The product has evolved a lot since the first versions in which it was very complicated to do version updates, and had various problems.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend that you initially consider what solution or cloud product you require. Then, if you are looking for a stable product that is easy to install with a lot of... more»
Andrija Panic
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Being able to completely virtualize a customer’s physical data center and migrate any workload into the cloud, and cover the most complex use cases - while offering high... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Due to much simpler setup (in comparison to other IaaS products), Apache CloudStack has enabled us to achieve a rapid time to market. It helped us exponentially grow our customer... more»

What needs improvement?

There are some minor things that can be improved even more such as, perhaps, a bit more polishing on the GUI side to catch up with the API possibilities (which are really... more»

What other advice do I have?

We rate Apache CloudStack a pure 10 out of 10 for its extremely versatile environment, rich feature set that can cover even the most complex customer requirements, and the ease of... more»
Abhinandan Prateek
Real User
IaaS/Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Easy installation and simple IAAS cloud management.

How has it helped my organization?

The product has been evolving over the years. Several new features like LDAP integration, quota management, and RBAC... more»

What needs improvement?

The upgrade process can be improved further. There are two parts to the upgrade. One is to upgrade the CloudStack... more»

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

It is an open source product and comes free under license from the Apache foundation. If you need dedicated support or... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have been on CloudStack since the start.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a private cloud, just go for CloudStack.
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Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
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