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Podcast: Comparing CloudStack vs OpenStack

Peter Lopez, presently the Principal Architect at Technicolor and previously the Systems Architect at Disney, is one of the few people who’ve spent significant time deploying both Apache CloudStack and OpenStack. In this podcast, Peter and Sirish Raghuram, CEO of Platform9, compare CloudStack vs OpenStack. They contrast deployment models, networking and storage architectures, and how each framework can be used by DevOps teams.

Quick highlight: Peter equates CloudStack to a coloring book where there it’s easy to “color” within the lines, whereas using OpenStack is akin to painting on a blank canvas, where the picture is only as good as the artist.

Listen to the complete discussion below.

Peter has worked with CloudStack since the last 6-7 years, back when they were run by About the same time, he started looking at OpenStack Diablo, before the foundation. During those days, Peter implemented OpenStack at Disney where the environment had roughly 10,000 nodes out of which 1,000 nodes were managed by OpenStack. Over the years, Peter has deployed both OpenStack and CloudStack in various environments and speaks with authority on what it would take to be successful with either framework.

You can reach Peter on LinkedIn at

What’s your experience been working with CloudStack vs OpenStack? Please share!

Vijay Dwivedi

Vijay Dwivedi is a Director of Product Marketing at Platform9 and is passionate about everything Cloud, OpenStack and DevOps.

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