CloudStack Valuable Features

Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The three features that I find most valuable are: * It is user-friendly. * It is scalable. * The ease of API use. When you compare it with OpenStack, CloudStack is something that you can deploy faster on because you have fewer components and more services. You can use a single API to get things done, rather than multiple APIs on multiple modules. View full review »
Oleksandr Rybchenko
Project Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Killer features for me were: * Support for many hypervisors * ability to match business logic * "everything in one box" * available APIs. View full review »
Paresh Tripathi
Cloud Solutions Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
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 geographical areas. * It gives us the ability to manage and segregate a guest network with openvSwitch and VLAN IDs. * While OpenStack has different components and related DB and conf files, which is difficult to manage, CloudStack has just one database and few related conf files located in a single directory. * Most logs are generated at a single location, which makes troubleshooting easier. View full review »
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Cloud Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
* 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 mentioned above (less complexity, less failure-prone). There are reasons we use both though – different workloads on different systems. View full review »
Sibin John
Systems Engineer R&D at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Oleksii Kyianytsia
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* User-friendly portal * VPN P2S and S2S possibilities * Easy to manage accounts and limits View full review »
Yesid Mora
Virtualization and Backup Engineer
* 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 software (OpenStack). * The product allows a customized look and feel, and the ability to add custom workflows. View full review »
Andrija Panic
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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 - is what differentiates it from other IaaS solutions. CloudStack’s private gateway networking feature is what enables us to offer utmost security and confidentially to our customers and partners, by enabling them to connect to their virtual data centers via dedicated, encrypted, private fiber lines that never touch the public internet space. Ease of setup and management are certainly important additional benefits for us on the engineering team. View full review »
Rodrigo Ferreira
IT Manager / Gerente de TI at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* CloudStack is very stable and scalable. * It uses a single code/project differently from other platforms, like OpenStack. * It is very simple to implement and maintain. View full review »
Tony Welder
Lead Linux Systems Administrator
* CloudStack is simple to stand up and get off the ground in a hurry. * Its centralized design allows for easier troubleshooting when compared to OpenStack. * Out of the box, it’s very well suited for white labeling and IaaS. * The back-end database design is simple and straight forward. * The user interface is designed with external users in mind. * Billing is relatively straightforward with this product. * Not being restricted to just one hypervisor was nice. View full review »
JuniorQab2c8
Junior QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature from my point of view is access to environment via console through separate browser window. View full review »
Tim Gipson
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The product gives us the ability to orchestrate large virtual environments and is flexible enough to allow us to configure it for what we need. We value the flexibility of the networking feature set as well as the ability to build virtual private clouds. View full review »
RakeshRoshan
Senior Software Engineer - Sr. UI Developer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
The integration and MVC architecture build are awesome. The structuring of the components and isolated environments helped us when using parts of the framework at different levels of product development. View full review »
SurendraKumar
Cloud Platform engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The feature of the Apache CloudStack, IaaS. View full review »
Gurudatta Shinde
Senior System Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
You can build your own cloud and make it customizable with APIs. View full review »
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