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CloudStack vs OpenStack vs Eucalyptus: IaaS Private Cloud Brief Comparison

Oct 9, 2012   //   by Daniel Kranowski   //   Business  //  No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome

An organization looking to implement its own Infrastructure as a Service private cloud has lots of options these days. If you value open source, the top three IaaS stacks available today are CloudStack, OpenStack, and Eucalyptus. Last week I made a presentation at JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco on this topic and compared the three stacks from the perspectives of architecture, installation, administration, security, and high availability. Read more >>

Using the XenServer Java API to launch a VM

Aug 12, 2012   //   by Daniel Kranowski   //   Algorithms  //  2 comments

Citrix XenServer has a management API which lets you control every aspect of your hypervisor: hosts, guest VMs, networks, storage. The API has bindings to multiple languages, including Java. Apache CloudStack integrates with XenServer and since CloudStack is written in Java it makes extensive use of the XenServer Java API. If you’re interested to see an example of how to use the XenServer Java API to launch a VM, take a look at this article I just wrote for cloudspring.com Read more >>

Making the CloudStack "Quick Install" quicker

Jul 8, 2012   //   by Daniel Kranowski   //   Algorithms  //  1 comment

After preparing Apache CloudStack according to the directions in the “Basic Installation Guide”, which is also called the “Quick Install Guide”, you’re supposed to login to the management server web ui and “provision your cloud infrastructure.” The web ui’s Basic Installation wizard takes you through 17 screens before you get to click the Launch button and actually deploy system VMs onto your hypervisor. The Guide is definitely helpful but I think it would be even more helpful to see some concrete examples of what you could enter into the 17-screen wizard. Below are some example values you can enter into the wizard to get some quick satisfaction with CloudStack. Read more >>

Rackspace calls CloudStack, Eucalyptus "zombies"

Apr 14, 2012   //   by Daniel Kranowski   //   Business  //  2 comments

It’s not every day you hear a company call its competition “zombies”, but that is exactly the word that came off the fiery keyboard of Rackspace Cloud’s Director of Developer Relations, Jim Plamondon, in his comment to Mike Fratto’s column about how CloudStack and Eucalyptus seem just a bit too cozy with the Amazon AWS API. Jim’s remarks are just too awesome not to quote Read more >>