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.

Platform independent

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.

Business Automation

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