Cloudstack is a multi-hypervisor, multi-tenant, high-availability Infrastructure as a Service cloud management platform. Cloudstack is software that provides a cloud Orchestration layer; giving automation of the creation, provisioning and configuration of IaaS components (such as virtual servers) . Cloudstack turns an existing virtual infrastructure into a cloud-based infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. The fact CloudStack leverages existing infrastructure means that the cost and time for an organisation to build a multi-tenant IaaS platform is greatly reduced.
So, rather than your technical engineering team having to manually configure servers for customers, they can be created automatically based on a online customer purchase or an internal request. This allows IT Service Providers and enterprise IT infrastructure teams to deliver true IaaS solutions.
Cloudstack is hypervisor agnostic, supporting VMware,, Hyper-V Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform. This gives Cloudstack a unique position in the market : it is not proprietary technology and is not tied to any specific infrastructure.
Cloudstack can also orchestrate the non-technical elements of service delivery such as billing and metering. It presents a range of API’s, allowing it to be integrated with any other platforms.
Open-source with the backing the Apache Software Foundation
CloudStack is open-source technology with a very active contributor community. That community is governed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The ASF has a twenty year track record in creating the conditions for some of the worlds most successful and long-term opensource software projects