Ubuntu OpenStack

Ubuntu OpenStack

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What is Ubuntu OpenStack?

Ubuntu OpenStack is the eponymous cloud openstack option from Canonical in the UK.

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What is Ubuntu OpenStack?

Ubuntu OpenStack is the eponymous cloud openstack option from Canonical in the UK.

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Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used by only one department which deals with customers who only demand us to have a hybrid cloud with their own on-premises cloud. So this way, we clearly use Ubuntu Openstack to safeguard our clients' highly important and secure data by building their own cloud on their own premises.
  • A very clean and easy to read documentation.
  • Quick to build and setup from the scratch.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Highly secure.
  • High availability can be made better.
  • GUI of Horizon can be extended with almost all features like in CLI.
  • Long term support (LTS) can be improved, which pulls more and more customers.
The well-suited scenarios where Openstack is well suited when your client or organization is wanting to have its own private cloud built within its own premises to have full control of its own highly secure data of its own clients or employees. I don't see many inappropriate scenarios where OpenStack cannot be used. It definitely is as good and as powerful as any other commercial cloud platform in the world.
Score 10 out of 10
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Ubuntu OpenStack is used by our developers to create development and testing environments for our software. We found it very easy to use with Jenkins to create a VM and run tests on a certain piece of software under development. It makes our developers' jobs easier as it makes a large part of the testing process automated. Another big advantage of the product for us is that it's open-source unlike many of the alternatives.
  • Easy to use with Jenkins for automating testing.
  • Great documentation with a huge community.
  • Learning how to use it doesn't take long, unlike some alternatives.
  • Open source.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Lack of customization options for the VMs.
  • Not all CLI features are available in the GUI.
  • Most of the well-made guides out there are not official - we need more simplified guides directly from Ubuntu.
It's really well suited if you are looking to implement your own private cloud for an affordable price. Definitely, the best choice if you can't afford to pay for more expensive services and tools like VMware which require pricey licenses. Having Ubuntu OpenStack open source makes it even better for the community. If you don't know how to manage your own infrastructure well or don't have the capacity, you would be better off using some other service.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.