CloudStack Room for Improvement

Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
One area that needs improvement is the stability. It is stable, but there are issues. It is related to the lack of support for an open source product. It comes down to needing more active people in the product's open source user community. There are release notes with the product, but I would like to see more documentation. For example, it would be nice to have instructions on how to integrate with DPDK (Data plane developer kit) because it would make it much easier. I would like to see support for native VLAN, and fault-tolerance. View full review »
Oleksandr Rybchenko
Project Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
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 VM hanging. This is most painful point here. View full review »
Paresh Tripathi
Cloud Solutions Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
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 are troubleshooting, and the CloudStack forum is not very active. View full review »
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Cloud Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Sibin John
Systems Engineer R&D at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Oleksii Kyianytsia
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* 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 possibility, for each domain, to choose they type of “external” network. * From time to time there is a bug in calculating limits of resources for customer domain/account. Maybe it’s a problem with 4.9.2. * I would like to have billing built in as a feature. * Integration with some backup software. View full review »
Yesid Mora
Virtualization and Backup Engineer
The product has evolved a lot since the first versions in which it was very complicated to do version updates, and had various problems. View full review »
Andrija Panic
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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 developed daily and the product is constantly improved with new features and bug fixes. Currently, one interesting thing that is being seriously improved is the redundant virtual router capability, which enables zero downtime for customers during certain maintenance operations and cloud version upgrades. View full review »
Rodrigo Ferreira
IT Manager / Gerente de TI at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The absence of the feature, deploy an instance from a snapshot, is the weak point of the platform. It is a feature that everyone needs nowadays. View full review »
Tony Welder
Lead Linux Systems Administrator
With all that simplicity come limitations that need to be understood and planned for: * Accounts, domains, and user accounts are set up with public cloud in mind, not private. * The numerous, multi-layered drill-down menus make it difficult to find one simple knob to turn. It’s still easier to use than the competition but it used to be even simpler, in older versions of CloudStack. * Cloud routers have always been lacking. They’re fine for public cloud applications but again, for private enterprise use cases, object-based firewalls are pretty important for large, complex set ups. If that sounds like too much of a lift, a description field would be a good Band-aid. View full review »
JuniorQab2c8
Junior QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
It would be a good to have more specific error messages within administration processes (e.g. problem with creating new instance). Also, I would like to see the possibility of resetting password for instance without stopping it. View full review »
Tim Gipson
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The area of Apache CloudStack that could stand the most improvement is the functionality/features around the virtual routers. They can be somewhat cumbersome to deal with at times and are the least stable piece of the product. View full review »
RakeshRoshan
Senior Software Engineer - Sr. UI Developer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
A technology upgrade is one item which could be improved upon a lot. View full review »
Quantita349a
Quantitative Software Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I think CloudStack needs to promote itself better, since I believe it a better solution than OpenStack. However, the latter has been more successfully commercially. View full review »
SurendraKumar
Cloud Platform engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Multi-deployments. View full review »
Gurudatta Shinde
Senior System Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The zones need to be more stable. During moving and first deployment there were a lot of issues. View full review »
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