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CloudStack

CloudStack

Apache CloudStack (CloudStack) is open source cloud computing software for deploying and managing large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. Target environments include service providers and enterprises. In addition to its own API, CloudStack also supports the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API.[

It is a turnkey solution that includes the entire "stack" of features most organizations want with an IaaS cloud: compute orchestration, Network-as-a-Service, user and account management, a full and open native API, resource accounting, and a User Interface (UI).

CloudStack currently supports the most popular hypervisors: VMware, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform (XCP).

Users can manage their cloud with an easy to use Web interface, command line tools, and/or a full-featured RESTful API. In addition, CloudStack provides an API that's compatible with AWS EC2 and S3 for organizations that wish to deploy hybrid clouds.

 CloudStack 4.5.1

Price
Free to download

Size
8.1MB
License

Apache License 2.0

Developer
Apache Software Foundation

Website
cloudstack.apache.org

System Requirements
MySQL

Support:
Documentation, FAQ, Mailing Lists, Twitter

Selected Reviews:
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Features include:

  • Supports the most popular hypervisors: VMware, Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform
  • Offers bare metal management of servers, using PXE to provision OS images and IPMI to manage the server
  • Three methods for managing cloud computing environments: an easy to use Web interface, command line tools, and a full-featured RESTful API
  • Built-in high-availability for hosts and VMs
  • AJAX web GUI for management
  • AWS API compatibility
  • Hypervisor agnostic
  • Snapshot management
  • Usage metering
  • Network management (VLAN's, security groups)
  • Virtual routers, firewalls, load balancers
  • Multi-role support

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