What is Apache CloudStack?
Apache CloudStack is an open-source cloud management platform designed to assist in creating, managing, and delivering infrastructure cloud services. It provides a complete stack of components for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud with features like compute orchestration, user and account management, Network-as-a-Service, a full and open native API and resource accounting. Apache CloudStack is a highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform, allowing cloud service providers to deploy new services and systems to the end-user in an efficient and faster manner. Apache CloudStack is among the top-level projects of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
Points to Remember
- Apache CloudStack can support popular hypervisors such as VMware, Citrix XenServer, KVM, Xen Cloud Platform (XCP), Microsoft Hyper-V and Oracle VM server.
- In addition to its own API, Apache CloudStack is compatible with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) API and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) API of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Open Cloud Computing Interface from the Open Grid Forum.