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2015-08-27 09:48:23 -0500 asked a question Should I use OpenStack for our Virtualisation platform?

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).