If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering CloudStack, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
My advice for anybody interested in implementing this product is to do the POC, and don't just go blindly with it. You need to see what the pitfalls are and whether your team can handle it, or not. If they cannot handle it then you should look at other cloud products, such as those that have more support in the community. On the other hand, if you are looking for something small, scalable, and easy to deploy, then this is a good solution. I would rate this product a seven and a half out of ten.
Though the framework is best in its own way, a technology upgrade is lagging.
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 management.