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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" * available APIs.

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 storage. CS is quite sensitive for infrastructure, and any kind of network disruption between CS and secondary storage leads to... more»
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. * CloudStack, by default, gives us a zone-based setup which makes it easier to manage datacenters located in different... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cloud computing has improved the way our organization functions. With virtualization, physical hardware has been replaced with virtual devices hosted on CloudStack. What CloudStack does is make the management of servers and VMs easy and... more»

What needs improvement?

This product needs a lot improvement on the development side. Every new version introduces new bugs. It lacks many features needed for NFV like DPDK, SR-IOV support, etc. Also, it is not widely used so Google does not help very much when you... more»
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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 have OpenStack in production, but many of our staff members prefer CloudStack for the reasons... 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 compelling solution.

What needs improvement?

Lack of support for third-party software vendors such as Veeam and Zerto creates limitations on comprehensive offerings which would include backup and disaster recovery.
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 features - LB, VPN, etc. - which are very useful for every user.

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 and status update failures. Those areas needs improvement.
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 OpenStack.

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 Cisco's AnyConnect. * It would be great to have a couple of “external” networks for VPC and have the... more»
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 31 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 performance and true volume QoS, backed by SSD-based managed storage -... 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 base and required hardware, without seriously increasing our... 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 extensive) but otherwise nothing critical. New features are being... more»
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 and manage. * It has the all modules in one node, unlike other... 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.
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 have been added over last few years.

What needs improvement?

The upgrade process can be improved further. There are two parts to the upgrade. One is to upgrade the CloudStack management server. That is desirable in terms of auto updates and more user friendly UI to manage updates. Then there is this... more»
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