Today the CloudStack project is announcing one of the most significant updates to the project to date. Since Cloud.com was launched in May 2010, the CloudStack project has lived quietly in the shadow of the Cloud.com
To add to the confusion internally we often used the company name interchangeably with project name, CloudStack. Unfortunately in having the great success with the company we have unintentionally have obscured an exception piece of open source cloud computing software. More than 60 large-scale production clouds have been deployed using the open source CloudStack, including GoDaddy, GreenQloud, KT, Nokia, Tata Communications and Zynga.
Also we have pledged our support for OpenStack that currently has quite a bit of feature overlap with CloudStack. In time we will combine code and features to help improve both products but not at the cost of disrupting our current users.
100% Open Source
Last week we merged the final bits of commercial CloudStack code into the open source repositories. In the past we maintained two codebases one for paying customers and one for our open source users. Going forward there will be one open source code base. This allows us to remove redundancies and focus on making one excellent product. With this code merge we have also added a couple of new features and we will be advertising a number of lesser-known capabilities of CloudStack.
Cross Hypervisor Support
With CloudStack you can use multiple hypervisors, proprietary or open source (VMware, XenServer, Xen Cloud Platform, KVM or OracleVM). Not only can you use whatever hypervisor you want but also you can use multiple hypervisors in a highly available cloud computing instance....