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Canonical OpenStack

Canonical OpenStack
Formerly Ubuntu OpenStack


What is Canonical OpenStack?

Canonical OpenStack is the cloud openstack option from Canonical in the UK. Using private and public cloud infrastructure at the same time allows users to optimise CapEx and OpEx costs. Users can create cost-effective, enterprise-grade public cloud infrastructure on…

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  • $7,500 one-time fee
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What is Canonical OpenStack?

Canonical OpenStack is the cloud openstack option from Canonical in the UK. Using private and public cloud infrastructure at the same time allows users to optimise CapEx and OpEx costs. Users can create cost-effective, enterprise-grade public cloud infrastructure on Ubuntu.

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What is OpenStack?
What's Ubuntu's role in OpenStack?

Canonical OpenStack Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Users have found the product to be a valuable tool for managing their customer relationships, tracking interactions, and storing relevant information. They appreciate the ability to have all customer-related data in one centralized platform, which allows them to easily access and update information as needed. This has helped them streamline their sales processes, track leads effectively, and manage pipelines more efficiently. Reviewers have praised the product for its user-friendly interface, making it easy to navigate and learn. They have also mentioned that the product's customization options have been beneficial, allowing them to tailor it to their specific business needs and workflows.

Customers have reported that using the product has significantly improved their productivity. By providing a centralized platform for task management, collaboration, and communication, it has eliminated the need for multiple tools or manual processes. Users have also found the reporting and analytics features of the product to be valuable for tracking sales performance, identifying trends, and making data-driven decisions. Additionally, customers have been able to automate repetitive tasks using the product, such as sending follow-up emails or generating sales reports, saving them time and effort.

One of the standout features mentioned by users is the product's integration capabilities. It allows them to connect with other tools and systems they use regularly, such as email clients or CRM platforms. This integration feature enhances their workflow by ensuring that all relevant information is synced across different platforms.

Reviewers have highly commended the mobile app functionality of the product. The ability to access important information and perform tasks on-the-go has increased their flexibility and responsiveness. Moreover, users have appreciated the prompt and helpful customer support provided by the company when needed. Overall, customers find this product useful for managing customer relationships, improving productivity, automating tasks, tracking sales performance through reporting features, integrating with other tools or systems used regularly in their business operations, accessing information through a mobile app, and receiving reliable customer support.

Wide range of features: Many users have praised the product for offering a diverse array of features that cater to their specific needs. This has allowed them to customize their experience and tailor it according to their requirements, resulting in increased productivity and workflow optimization.

Variety of options: Several reviewers have appreciated the wide variety of options available with the product. This flexibility enables them to choose from different settings, configurations, and tools, giving them greater control over their work environment. Users have found this aspect beneficial in enhancing their overall user experience.

Customizable experience: A significant advantage highlighted by numerous customers is the ability to customize their experience with the product. By providing various customization options, such as layouts, themes, and preferences, the product allows users to personalize it according to their preferences and workflows. This level of customization has been well-received by users who value having a tailored solution for their specific requirements.

Lack of User-Friendliness: Some users have found the software to be lacking in user-friendliness, making it difficult to navigate and use efficiently. They have expressed frustration with the lack of clarity in the user interface, which hinders their ability to complete tasks quickly and efficiently.

Difficulties Performing Tasks: Several users have reported encountering difficulties and confusion when trying to perform various tasks using the software. This has led to frustration and inefficiency in their workflow.

Ineffective Customer Support: A number of users mentioned that the customer support provided was not helpful in addressing their concerns or providing effective solutions. This lack of assistance further adds to their dissatisfaction with the software.


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Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Ubuntu OpenStack is used in my organization by only one department as of now. We use it for purposes of both public clouds and private clouds ie., on-prem clouds within our customers premises. Ubuntu OpenStack is great in handling and addressing business problems like securing very critical and important data of our clients, not to make it public on public cloud networks. For this very reason, we create on-prem cloud setup with Ubuntu OpenStack for such clients.
  • Flexibility for deploying and managing virtual machines.
  • Full fledged documentation for self learners within organization.
  • Great that it's fully an open source offering. Hence light on pockets.
  • More customizable options while choosing virtual machine configurations would be great.
  • To have regular online learning sessions directly from Ubuntu OpenStack experts [to] help users and for those who implement it.
  • Giving admin more control on what privileges they can grant to their users.
Ubuntu OpenStack is well suited for startups where there are very tight financial constraints. As Ubuntu OpenStack is open source, the startup organizations will not have to spend a lot when compared to their commercial offerings in the market.
Ubuntu OpenStack is less appropriate in organizations where they don't want to have private on-prem clouds. As deploying a private on-prem cloud is a very cumbersome and tedious task, the organizations must have a dedicated team to manage such on-prem deployments.
  • Being more flexible with configurations.
  • Documentation which makes self learning curve easier.
  • Faster spawning of virtual machines with variety of prefixed configurations.
  • Lighter on initial spending for the organization.
  • Deployments which have no vendor locking makes management decisions easier.
  • Support from great community saved lot of time for engineers managing it.
Ubuntu OpenStack has better horizontal scaling as it is designed to have open IaaS infrastructure. As Ubuntu OpenStack scales horizontally, it is designed to scale on hardware without specific requirements. Ubuntu OpenStack offers [a] rich set of services to build, manage, orchestrate, and provision a cloud with great auto scaling capabilities. Hence OpenStack administrators can be confident and relaxed in managing them.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ubuntu OpenStack is being used by the whole organization and beyond. It is used internally by developers to create development and integration environments. Also used with Jenkins to create a VM, deploy automatically an app and launch automated tests on it then destroy the VM. It is also used for hosting services.
  • Very easy to use, learning curve is very short. Don't need to invest months of training before using it
  • Well suited with Jenkins for automated tests
  • Works well on large sets of heterogeneous hardware
  • Support for High Availability should be better
  • Commercial offerings should be more precise and clear
  • Provide more help and tools to migrate from VMware to OpenStack
If you need to support diverse infrastructures then you need OpenStack. Also if you can't afford to pay costly licenses for commercial products then it is a no brainer. If you need to quickly recover for failures OpenStack will provide self healing and automatic load balancing! Don't use it if your hardware is homogeneous.
  • ROI is high because of automated tasks like self healing
  • Client satisfaction is higher because of less visible failures
  • Managers do feel like we have a better control on the infrastructure
Everybody knows VMWare which is the world's number one in data center infrastructure management. OpenStack is lot lot less expensive but doesn't offer all the functionalities you have with VMWare especially for High Availability and load balancing. You should go for OpenStack if you need an easy to use solution without the need for external consultants. If you don't have the capacity to manage your own infrastructure you had better go for VMWare.
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