OpenStack vs VMware battle set to heat up

VMware Setup is easy enough walk through of a GUI process. Pretty easy to understand for those have been using Windows and a GUI for most of their work. It also requires networking as well.They even have a capability to manage 3 hyper-visors, but there is only limited information about details. VMware is a collection of best of breed technologies that allow for enterprise-class performance, reliability, and scalability. Their mature security is core products, with active directory requires a single sign on.

OpenStack setup is bit Complex. You need to be able to configure via the CLI, which assumes knowledge of Linux and a knowledge of networking. They have primary focus is on KVM but VMware’s hyper-visor is gaining support. Limited attention on Citrix Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V. In this, they offer scale from SMB to larger enterprises, but there has a concern over support with open source software, has a robust community does exist. Their security is based on security domains and trust.

VMware Pro/Cons


  • They have very good features like vSphere angular distance, vMotion, DRS, I/O control etc.
  • Very massive ecosystems, supported by small and medium size companies and lots of service providers.
  • All OS vendors build it support and are authorized below ESXi.
  • ESXi is often downloaded and also used freely.
  • Without extra configuration, it requires that an administrator is available to provision.
  • VMware’s suite of applications was built from the ground up, starting with the hypervisor.



  • Their Per core license is overpriced or high priced.
  • They also have a Proprietary platform which is not like most of the customers.
  • ESXi cannot be genus Apis accessed and need to purchase licenses.


OpenStack Pro/Cons


  • They get support from several OEMs and OS vendors.
  • Also well accepted and have standard Apis.
  • Probably the most foremost self-made example of Open source project only after Linux.
  • Interoperability with several elements, simply choose your favorite one and plug it in.
  • End users can easily provision resources.
  • OpenStack is open source and no single company controls its destiny.


  • They need very high numbers of management branch.
  • They may take some common issue of the codebase from implementations.
  • It is Very complicated to setup and troubleshoots.
  • High skills needed to run the Cluster.

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