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From "Musayev, Ilya" <>
Subject RE: CloudStack VS OpenStack - stack wars
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:33:52 GMT
Thank you Kelly

Much appreciated.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kelly Hair [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: CloudStack VS OpenStack - stack wars


A couple of links that may help from a recent article:

and.. the article referenced above with some data behind it is:


PS/disclaimer - I head up NE cloud development for Citrix so feel free to reach out to me
@ if you need support, indemnification or any other items as part of
your justification.

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Clayton Weise <> wrote:
> One last thing which is that of maturity.  Although the name "CloudStack" is fairly new
the project has been around for quite a bit more time than OpenStack but just under the name
VMOps and then before being acquired by Citrix and then eventually becoming Apache
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sebastien Goasguen []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:15 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: CloudStack VS OpenStack - stack wars
> Ilya, it's a difficult one to answer on this list.
> However, if you try to remain objective I would point out some reading to your management:
> -Dell is holding off on openstack cloud offering:
> -HP cloud running on openstack is considered a fork (I could not find a more recent article,
so one would need to check this):
> s-them-on-openstack-dont-fork-it-up/
> -And the gartner "warning":
> t=sb
> Other than that, I think the best thing to do is a 2 weeks bake off at your company to
evaluate what works best for your local constraints.
> -Sebastien
> On Jan 23, 2013, at 1:35 AM, "Musayev, Ilya" <> wrote:
>> So would like to start by saying - I'm all for CS - I really like the community,
what it offers and simplicity.
>> With that in mind, I need help defending CloudStack vs OpenStack to my management
>> Basically I was approached by management team saying they attended an executive meeting
and there is a much greater adoption/usage rate for openstack vs cloudstack. I don't want
to mention the numbers - but they are very significant. As a point of comparison, just go
to any job site (I used linkedin job search feature) and use look for number of current opening
for cloudstack and then openstack.
>> With that in mind, I need help defending cloudstack - in house.
>> If anyone did a bake off in house - that is recent, please help and contribute to
this thread.
>> I will the post it on wiki if no-one objects.
>> Thanks
>> ilya


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