Feature comparison with the cloud solution by HP, IBM and Dell [closed]

asked 2013-07-01 17:57:08 -0600

qhe gravatar image

updated 2013-07-02 09:09:41 -0600

smaffulli gravatar image

Hi, Has any systematic feature comparison been done between OpenStack cloud solution and that of HP, IBM and Dell?



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Closed for the following reason too subjective and argumentative by smaffulli
close date 2013-07-03 17:20:59.529727


Hi, all of these have very different products - I'm not sure they're easy to compare like that. Dell has a private cloud product, HP is a public cloud and IBM uses OpenStack in a number of ways. Did you have a particular idea for the comparison?

fifieldt gravatar imagefifieldt ( 2013-07-02 04:37:56 -0600 )edit

They all have their own software package which is in competition with openStack. For example, HP has CloudSystem Matix, and its related package:


IBM acquired SoftLayer lately:


I’m trying to see if I buy hardware only without the cloud software from HP, IBM or dell, but only use OpenStack, would my cloud system(private or public) standup at least on par with the hardware + software cloud system from those companies?

qhe gravatar imageqhe ( 2013-07-02 10:57:35 -0600 )edit

Sounds like a very complex comparison is required. In short: the answer is yes - anything is possible with OpenStack, given time and effort :) Note also that HP's products have started to use OpenStack pieces internally - see eg http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/15/hp_cloudsystem_openstack_update

fifieldt gravatar imagefifieldt ( 2013-07-02 18:17:17 -0600 )edit

Thanks, This is a good starting point. At the end, the article said that 6 HP developers contributed 42 times in Nova, how do I find out what they are? Also, HP will charge for Marconi. Does this mean OpenStack does not have it yet? and HP is doing it privately?

qhe gravatar imageqhe ( 2013-07-03 12:02:08 -0600 )edit

Not sure if Smaffuli's judgement is subjective for closing this question! This is an open place, no sensorship needed! Anyway, The questionss are somewhat answered in these links: https://blog.bitergia.com/2013/04/04/companies-contributing-to-openstack-grizzly-analysis/ https://launchpad.net/marconi/+milestones

qhe gravatar imageqhe ( 2013-07-08 17:06:15 -0600 )edit