Apache CloudStack vs. VMware Cloud Director

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudStack
Score 8.4 out of 10
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CloudStack is a cloud management platform, from Apache.N/A
VMware Cloud Director
Score 9.9 out of 10
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VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) is a cloud service-delivery platform used by cloud providers to operate and manage cloud-service businesses. The vendor states that by using VMware Cloud Director, cloud providers deliver secure, efficient, and elastic cloud resources to thousands of enterprises and IT teams across the world.N/A
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Apache CloudStackVMware Cloud Director
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CloudStackVMware Cloud Director
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Apache CloudStackVMware Cloud Director
Considered Both Products
CloudStack

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VMware Cloud Director
Chose VMware Cloud Director
vCloud Director is definitely my favorite as far as cloud managers. The only thing that compares is Cisco UCS Director, but it has slightly different functionality and purpose. I understand why a lot of clients still go with vCloud Director even though VMware intends to sunset …
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Apache CloudStackVMware Cloud Director
Small Businesses
VMware Cloud Director
VMware Cloud Director
Score 9.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 8.6 out of 10

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Enterprises
VMware Cloud Director
VMware Cloud Director
Score 9.9 out of 10

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User Ratings
Apache CloudStackVMware Cloud Director
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(3 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache CloudStackVMware Cloud Director
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Whether our clients are VPS hosting providers or operate private cloud infrastructure for their internal enterprise requirements, CloudStack provides solutions in an easy to implement and operate way that is simple to provide training for. The learning curve for our customesr adopting CloudStack for the management of their cloud infrastructure is shallow, enabling our clients to come up to speed quickly without having to outsource their administrative functions any longer than necessary
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VMware by Broadcom
If you have a lot of customers that all need to have a separate place to work in, without the possibility of getting in each other way, and you want to safe yourself a lot of work. Than I strongly recommend you Cloud director. Ofcourse, only if you have a VMware environment as your working environment. If you just have a small group of customers and you can easily handle the work that's coming from it, then it is overkill to add cloud director to your environment. In a later station, you can always introduce cloud director (so tis never to late if you still want to use it)
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Pros
Apache
  • Low-cost solution
  • Open-source
  • Engaged community
  • Solid documentation
  • Is a very reliable tool for orchestration with good usability
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Building virtual racks
  • Managing the customers' network and security
  • Simplicity but the completeness of IaaS solution
  • Integration with major software providers
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Cons
Apache
  • Sometimes you can find undocumented bugs that can compromise the entire infrastructure.
  • [If] you don't have an official support channel, you have try to find out the source of the problem by yourself.
  • Volume size limitation. Other players allow you to create volumes up to 64TB while ACS allows only 2TB volumes
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VMware by Broadcom
  • The add-on/extension required on the internet browser sometimes are difficult to get working at first. We've experience instances where the add-on/extension latest versions will not work and have to downgrade to an older version.
  • The server console lacks features and tools. For example it would be useful to have a copy and paste tool or a file upload tool.
  • The vCloud Director management site uses Adobe Flash, which makes it impossible to use on a mobile device.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
The University, my first large implementation, had a big issue with 149 small data centers spread on São Paulo State, this data centers costs to university were very high, the consolidation idea in two data centers were awesome, but were worried with the management, so we adopted ACS to management of all 576 physical hosts. Now a days the university is delivering IaaS for all staff, students, teachers and researchers, they are using these resources to delivery services to their clients and have a great results in research area
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VMware by Broadcom
vCloud Director is definitely my favorite as far as cloud managers. The only thing that compares is Cisco UCS Director, but it has slightly different functionality and purpose. I understand why a lot of clients still go with vCloud Director even though VMware intends to sunset it
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Low-cost solution (free and open-source)
  • More than 2000 users using it simultaneously
  • Stable and reliable
  • Up and running since 2012
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Saves a lot of time, and time is money
  • Stable, so little to non downtime
  • With P1 , good support
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