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asked 2015-01-28 03:27:29 -0500

agti gravatar image

Hi, I have recently discovered this new interesting world!

Now I'm searching for a simple way to compare openstack commercial offers. Is anyone aware of an openstack commercial distributions comparison matrix in order to have a basic idea of additional features offered by vendors on top of openstack community version.

Which is the difference between Canonical, HP, Mirantis, Rackspace, RH distributions and what I get in terms of added features to better understand the added value they offers (I do not consider support at the moment, as I expect all of them will basically have such option).

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I suspect you are going to find few folk who have stood up more than one current OpenStack distribution. Too much work. :)

Also too many different combinations. (The OpenStack "big tent" model might be too big.) A single criteria - what is important to you - could completely change the evaluation.

pbannister_work gravatar imagepbannister_work ( 2015-01-28 12:43:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-01-28 12:02:09 -0500

updated 2015-01-29 04:09:11 -0500

hey there,

first of all a very nice question you posted, but its hard to answer this because the core part for all Canonical, HP, Mirantis, Rackspace OPENSTACK plays a major role.

And yes some buttering and some added flavors are provided in order to make it commercial, why vendors can't sell only openstack for enterprise. plz go through with the following link

now the second part about what extra features they provide, the answer is hardly visible for everyone as a developer point of view if any employees of respective organization can share.

  1. Mirantis: It provides GUI-driven experience for deployment and management of OpenStack, related community projects and plug-ins. The answer for your question is Fuel is on top of Openstack in mirantis.

  2. Canonical: As more than 60% openstack users use ubuntu, which makes canonical distribution for ubuntu openstack as the best way to build an openstack cloud.

  3. HP: HP helion cloud comes under PaaS which is one layer top of Openstack which is IaaS. (Hope the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS are clear to you). and also as per my knowledge HP also do provide some inbuilt & user diven API's. (don't know which specific API's).

Hope the above information may help you. As per as my knowledge i shared if any mistakes exist in my post den plz do edit it and let me know.

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the exact matrix what agti has asked, if anyone figured out then plz do post the things. Thank you in advance.

PradeepNaik gravatar imagePradeepNaik ( 2015-01-28 12:08:56 -0500 )edit

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