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From Geoff Higginbottom <geoff.higginbot...@shapeblue.com>
Subject RE: CloudStack Press Article
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:00:00 GMT
All,

Many thanks for your great input and suggestions.

I think I have everything I need to put the finishing touches to what should (now) be a great
article.

I have flight from the UK to Philadelphia tomorrow, so what better way to kill 9 hours than
finishing my article.

Regards

Geoff Higginbottom

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geoff.higginbottom@shapeblue.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Musayev, Ilya [mailto:imusayev@webmd.net]
Sent: 25 July 2013 20:02
To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: RE: CloudStack Press Article

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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