Cloud Platform Comparison: CloudStack, Eucalyptus, vCloud Director, and OpenStack

by Vadim TrukshaJuly 31, 2012
The research compares four popular cloud platforms across main features, documentation completeness, community matureness, etc.

A cloud platform of choice

Cloud computing remains one of the discussed topics in the IT field today. Cloud technologies allow for improved operational efficiency, significant cost savings, scalable infrastructure, as well as high performance and secured data storage.

However, choosing an appropriate cloud platform can be difficult, as each platform has some pros and cons. A customer turned to Altoros to find the best cloud platform to fit his project. Therefore, our team decided to take a deep look at the most notable systems available, compare their capabilities, and summarize the findings in a product-by-product table. In our research, we compared CloudStack, Eucalyptus, vCloud Director, and OpenStack.

This independent comparison intends to help you align your business requirements with the capabilities of a particular cloud system and select the best-fit product. For more information, read the full research.


About the author

Vadim Truksha is System Administrator at Altoros with 3+ years of experience in site reliability engineering. He is knowledgeable about network administration activities, support and maintenance of private/public clouds, installation and configuration of the development environment, etc. At Altoros, Vadim is involved in research activities around cloud platforms.


Further reading

The post was written by Vadim Truksha and edited by Alex Khizhniak.