Cloud Computing launches open source IAAS-enabler solution, CloudStack has announced CloudStack, an open source software solution, to help customers deploy cloud services. 

CloudStack comes with tools to build and deploy apps on different cloud platforms; create CPUs on-demand; isolate and secure resources on cloud; automated resource distribution; real-time reporting capabilities and simplified management tools.

The IaaS-enabler solution comes in three distinct flavours: CloudStack Enterprise Edition, CloudStack Service Provider Edition and CloudStack Community Edition.

CloudStack Community Edition is distributed under the General Public License 3 (GPL3). It integrates with the open source Xen and KVM hypervisors and can be deployed with Ubuntu and Fedora distributions. also supports Amazon Web Services API, Citrix Cloud Center(C3) and VMware’s vCloud to provide an open environment that interoperates with a user’s existing cloud initiatives.

Offering a perspective on the open source cloud service RedMonk analyst Michael Coté said,

"...The best strategy now seems to be taking on as open and heterogeneous a cloud infrastructure as possible that can span private and public clouds."

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Arun Mysore

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