CloudStack Scalability

Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
I would say that the product scalability is good. It is very scalable, but it requires some additional effort from the user's side, or the administrator's side, to understand the product well before making changes to the environment. Research has to be done, and a POC may be required. For example, it is possible to integrate this solution with Ceph Storage or load balancers, and it will handle it, but you have to do some research first. Similarly, if you want to integrate it with a public DNS or an internal DNS, you will have to test it well before integrating it. We currently have fifteen users, but it is a system administration tool so there is not much customer-centric traffic. This is actually one of the major benefits that you have. Even with fifteen people, doing the same thing or otherwise, it allows you to have your own space without overriding the other person. It allows you to be multi-tenant. They have zone features that allow you to keep your local environment, so if you want to deploy multiple cloud stacks, you do not need to. You can keep just one cloud stack and integrate with all of the servers at once. This is in contrast to OpenStack, where you have to deploy one OpenStack per region or per area so that all of your computers can be centrally managed. Our usage will increase as we add more servers, or expand our services. View full review »
Oleksandr Rybchenko
Project Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
CS itself provides quite powerful options to scale: availability zones, clusters, etc. One main issue encountered: It's really hard to delete zones, clusters, datacenters. You need to follow strict rules, which were not properly documented, a couple of years ago. View full review »
Paresh Tripathi
Cloud Solutions Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
No issue with scalability. View full review »
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it_user153084
Cloud Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
No scalability issues. CloudStack has actually scaled quite well for our needs. Even though it’s more monolithic in design compared to OpenStack, we have had no issues scaling, and it actually scales with far less complexity as a result. View full review »
Sibin John
Systems Engineer R&D at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
No, I did not face any issues scalability issues. View full review »
Oleksii Kyianytsia
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It’s hard to say because I have quite a small environment. But adding nodes to the cluster/POD was done without any problems. View full review »
Yesid Mora
Virtualization and Backup Engineer
The platform has some problems, but this is due to restrictions of the hypervisor. For example, it's not possible to augment the disk core in VMware or reduce vCPU with the VM running. View full review »
Rodrigo Ferreira
IT Manager / Gerente de TI at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
No issues. The platform is very simple to scale-out. View full review »
JuniorQab2c8
Junior QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
No issues with scalability. View full review »
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