CloudShare vs. Firecracker

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudShare
Score 7.9 out of 10
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A solution to create virtual software training, POCs and demos. CloudShare offers a simple virtual IT lab to create compelling hands-on software product experiences used to WOW customers and prospects. CloudShare features: 1. Fast Setup: Spins up interactive software experiences in a flash. Environments can be created and cloned in minutes to mimic real-world experiences for demos, POCs, and training. 2. Hands-on Assistance: Real time user progress can…N/A
Firecracker
Score 4.0 out of 10
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Firecracker is an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant container and function-based services. Firecracker enables users to deploy workloads in lightweight virtual machines, called microVMs that may provide security and workload isolation over traditional VMs, while enabling the speed and resource efficiency of containers. Firecracker was developed at Amazon Web Services with the goal of improving services like AWS Lambda…N/A
Pricing
CloudShareFirecracker
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudShareFirecracker
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CloudShareFirecracker
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
CloudShareFirecracker
Server Virtualization
Comparison of Server Virtualization features of Product A and Product B
CloudShare
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Ratings
Firecracker
6.4
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Virtual machine automated provisioning00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Management console00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Live virtual machine backup00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Live virtual machine migration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Hypervisor-level security00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
CloudShareFirecracker
Small Businesses

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Proxmox VE
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudShareFirecracker
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(2 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudShareFirecracker
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudShare
I mentioned that during the last two years, a lot of the training we do at my business was impacted, just like a lot of companies. My biggest thing was getting everyone on the same page, and I feel some software does that better than others. With Cloudshare, It allowed me especially to see an accurate snapshot of what was going on with the learning portion of the work that we do by making it easy to digest what was going on in my workplace.
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Open Source
While deploying workloads in lightweight microVMs presents a couple of perks, Firecracker may not be the best software to handle this. Startup times are slow and scalability is quite limited because of the jailer and virtualization barriers. We have had security breaches on isolated EC2 instances while using Firecracker. It however has a silver lining by improving how serverless functions in container ecosystems are run with their VMMs.
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Pros
CloudShare
  • Virtual classroom
  • Collective management
  • Learning features
  • Flexibility
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Open Source
  • It makes it easy to secure virtual machines as they are segmented into microvms with a minimal attack surface area
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Cons
CloudShare
  • Took more time to onboard everyone with how to use it.
  • VM can be very slow at times.
  • Feel like some process are overcomplicated.
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Open Source
  • Excludes devices unnecessarily
  • Has a slow startup time the basis being to improve security which is quite irrelevant.
  • It has limited functionalities on monitoring VMs despite being an open source.
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Alternatives Considered
CloudShare
I just felt that Azure had little to no help on the base tiers, whereas with Cloudshare, I felt a fuller "user experience" as it pertains to getting help when I and when my team needed it. I think that was the biggest and main thing in my opinion. In this software space, sometimes the little things can be the difference in picking one software over the other, and that basically was it for us!
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Open Source
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Return on Investment
CloudShare
  • We save time as we can keep virtual classrooms always ready.
  • It may vary according to the usage scenario, but the user interface is comfortable. When you go into a little detail, you may not need counseling for initial use.
  • You can manage the jobs that you would do multiple times on other platforms at once from here.
  • All of these actually give you a profit. Time wasted, less application usage, less resource consumption, etc.
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Open Source
  • Low memory overhead on each microVM
  • We can run workloads from different customers on the same machine.
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ScreenShots

CloudShare Screenshots

Screenshot of a display of users' live screens in a single dashboard, which can be used to take control of their environment whenever they need help.Screenshot of a view of the user's hands-on experience, along with content to guide them to success.Screenshot of user communication via live chat, which allows them to request assistance in real-time.Screenshot of a display of live user engagement with real-time in-experience analytics.Screenshot of CloudShare’s resource usage insights, including auto-suspend and delete & scheduled reporting.