Choosing the Right Hypervisor: Apache CloudStack Hypervisor Support


Apache CloudStack stands out by supporting multiple hypervisors, offering organisations the flexibility to choose the one that best meets their specific business needs. This article analyses the three key hypervisors supported by CloudStack: KVM, VMware vSphere and XCP-ng / XenServer. We will examine their features, architecture, performance metrics, and suitability for various workloads and explore […]

KVM Import | CloudStack Feature Deep Dive

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Among hypervisors chosen by organisations, KVM stands out as a popular open-source option. While standalone KVM setups and those coupled with virtualization management tools serve many purposes effectively, there’s a growing interest in self-service, multi-tenant IaaS cloud orchestration solutions like Apache CloudStack. This trend is driven by the enhanced features, scalability, and the overall cloud […]

CloudStack VMware to KVM Migration Tool | CloudStack Feature Deep Dive

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The recent changes in the virtualization market, particularly Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware, have compelled organisations to reassess their technology strategies. CSPs and MSPs, whose business models heavily depend on VMware, find themselves in a precarious position due to the new partnership policies imposed by Broadcom. Furthermore, the simplification of the product portfolio, the bundling of […]

Automating Infrastructure with CloudStack and Packer

This article shows how to use the Packer tool to build CloudStack machine images or Golden Image. Packer is an open-source community tool by Hashicorp for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. This tool lands in the category of IaC Tools. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating […]

Snapshot Copy | CloudStack Feature First Look

CloudStack Snapshot Copy

Data replication is an important strategy – to keep valuable data safe and accomplish disaster recovery. Introduced in CloudStack 4.19, the “CloudStack Snapshot Copy” feature adds an important layer of data protection and application availability. It facilitates the replication of the Instance’s Volumes Snapshots across multiple CloudStack Zones, providing a defence against system failures, data […]

Scheduled Instance Lifecycle Operations | CloudStack Feature First Look

CloudStack-Scheduled Instance Lifecycle Operations

While managing their cloud infrastructure, organizations often need systematic (or scheduled) start-up or shutdown of Instances, maybe to ensure optimal resource utilization or adherence to operational timelines. The “Scheduled Instance Lifecycle Operations” feature in Apache CloudStack 4.19 seeks to address this need, offering a structured and automated approach to managing the state of VM instances. […]

VNF Appliance Integration | CloudStack Feature Deep Dive

CloudStack Features - VNF Appliance Integration

Traditionally, Network Functions (NF) were provided by dedicated hardware appliances, such as routers, firewalls, and load balancers. This hardware could be expensive, inflexible, and difficult to manage. However, in recent years, there has been a shift towards Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), which are software-based network functions that can be deployed on virtualised infrastructure. The VNF […]

CloudStack DRS | CloudStack Feature First Look

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Balancing workload distribution, ensuring optimal resource allocation, minimising power consumption, and maintaining consistent application performance are complex tasks, especially in large-scale cloud environments. Manual management and rebalancing of workloads can lead to errors and inefficiencies, highlighting a need for an automated, intelligent solution to balance workloads and ensure resource utilisation across all instances and hypervisor […]

What’s New in Apache CloudStack 4.19

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Apache CloudStack 4.19 is the latest release of the cloud management platform from the Apache Software Foundation and is a result of months of work from the development community. Apache CloudStack 4.19 is an LTS (Long Term Support) release that will be maintained for 18 months after release. As always, the release contains a myriad […]

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