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From "Musayev, Ilya" <imusa...@webmd.net>
Subject RE: CloudStack Press Article
Date Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:01:56 GMT
Great comparison!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mathias Mullins [mailto:mathias.mullins@citrix.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:39 PM
> To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
> Subject: Re: CloudStack Press Article
> 
> For the price of admission, here's what I've got:
> 
> OpenStack:
> 
>   *   First and foremost is a Frame Work and not a completely integrated
> solution. Each piece is it's own product and it's own development effort.
> They then rely on queues and communication to try and work together, but
> that is where a lot of the work is done.
>   *   The community is very fragmented. The big boys are investing in their
> branches and very little into the core. Nearly a 95/5% split. Causing little
> growth in the core and collaboration amongst the giants that are
> "contributing" to OpenStack
>   *   The Integration piece is lengthy and cumbersome. Average deployment
> time is in the timeframe of months, not days
>   *   The functions do not include SDN, accounts, usage, and other ancillary
> functions. If there is not a module for it, it does not exist and you need to
> find someone to do it. Thus the large number of "partners" doing the leg
> work.
>   *   While they have they investor companies running on it, they are still
> having growth issues outside of it's own walls.
> http://gigaom.com/2013/07/19/after-three-years-openstack-has-made-
> progress-but-theres-still-work-to-do/
> 
> CloudStack:
> 
>   *   Single source, one collaborative entity. You have a suite of applications
> that work in harmony and developed in harmony to work together to bring
> you IaaS
>   *   Focus on customer experience and flexibility. You want to get running in
> 5 hours? Cool. You don't like our GUI? Cool, just run the same APIs on yours.
> You don't want a GUI? Cool, run all API. Want to do something different,
> Cool, go right ahead; by the way can you look at contributing that later on if
> it's a good idea?
>   *   One Community, No influence. Citrix is no longer the majority of
> contributors, and has no financial impact at all on the product. You don't see,
> "Cisco spends 20 Million on CloudStack" because they can't. It doesn't buy
> them influence, credit, or any good. But their UCS cabinet is getting fully
> integrated and their network pieces are becoming a part of the suite. They
> Contribute, not dictate.
>   *   Out of the Box is our (IMHO) BEST Feature:
>      *   Compute Systems
>         *   KVM (Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS)
>         *   VMware ESX (4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1)
>         *   Xen / XCP / XenServer (6.0, 6.0.2, 6.1)
>         *   Bare Metal
>         *   I would say OVM, but someone needs to confirm if that's working
> again
>         *   And very soon HyperV
>         *   UCS Chassis integration
>      *   Storage
>         *   If your hypervisor supports it, we do
>         *   NFS
>         *   iSCSI
>         *   S3 (Secondary Storage)
>         *   SolidFire integration
>      *   Network
>         *   Cisco Integration
>            *   ASA
>            *   1000v
>         *   F5 BIG IP Integration
>         *   Juniper SRX integration
>         *   Netscaler Integration
>         *   SDN
>      *   Software
>         *   RESTful open API
>         *   EC2 API passthru (think that's the right way to say it)
>         *   Usage information
>         *   Account and User setup and administration
>         *   Account Administration and User API access
>         *   Customer utilization dashboards
>         *   Customer friendly GUI
>         *   Real time GUI via API
> 
> And that's without getting into the IaaS pieces like Regions, dedicated
> resources and more. Out-of-the-Box is what should be THE differentiator in
> my mind. One Tar Ball, One Setup, and One System - One CloudStack.
> 
> OK Ramble complete. Though I can go on...
> Matt
> 
> From: Geoff Higginbottom
> <geoff.higginbottom@shapeblue.com<mailto:geoff.higginbottom@shapebl
> ue.com>>
> Reply-To:
> "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.o
> rg>"
> <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.o
> rg>>
> Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:21 PM
> To:
> "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.o
> rg>"
> <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.o
> rg>>
> Subject: CloudStack Press Article
> 
> All,
> 
> I am working on the press article for http://www.admin-magazin.de/ and
> following a submission of a first draft ( 17,000 characters) the journalist has
> come back asking if I could provide more examples of where CloudStack is
> better than OpenStack, or what are the features unique to CloudStack etc.
> 
> Now I'm first to admit I'm not an OpenStack expert, so if there are any more
> knowledgeable people out there could you please highlight some areas
> where CloudStack excels.
> 
> In addition they want a brief list of the top features of CloudStack for a 'call
> out box' etc.  As there are many great features, I am again happy to take
> suggestions.
> 
> Before anyone asks, I do not want to share the full text I have written so far,
> as that would just result in 100 editors helpfully trying to 'improve' it, I hope
> you all understand.  I can confirm however that I have put a very positive
> aspect on how excellent CloudStack is, and once the magazine editors have
> approved the text I will share on this list.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Geoff Higginbottom
> CTO / Cloud Architect
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