Should I use OpenStack for our Virtualisation platform? [closed]

asked 2015-08-27 03:38:07 -0500

My company is looking at implementing a virtualisation platfom in order to virtualise some existing servers/services (or as backup for them) and host new and future services. I've been reading up a bit about OpenStack lately, it appears to be geared towards companies offering IaaS which is not a market we would ever look at. So my question is -

  • Is hosting internal infrastructure (email, MySQL, LDAP, various websites/webtools and maybe a Windows terminal server or two) a valid use case for OpenStack or is it a little overkill(should we just be using Xen plus a ceph cluster for instance).

We're not a particularly large company (less than 500 employees over 5 worldwide locations). The majority of our infrastructure is Debian (mostly Wheezy).

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Closed for the following reason too subjective and argumentative by smaffulli
close date 2015-08-27 09:57:02.995741


Your question is about the eternal debate whether you want to use "pets" or "cattle" type of workloads. There is plenty of literature and similar questions on this site.

smaffulli gravatar imagesmaffulli ( 2015-08-27 09:58:15 -0500 )edit