Comparing Open Source Private Cloud Platforms

Location: D139-140 Level: Intermediate
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Finding the private cloud computing platform that best fits your use case can be challenging. Both open and closed source options exist, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and feature sets. Among the many needs you’ll have to consider:

  • high availability
  • disk performance
  • easy vm deployment
  • vm image management
  • back-end disk storage management
  • web interface
  • ease of setting up
  • API
  • deploying and maintaining the platform

This session will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms – Eucalyptus, Ganeti, OpenNebula and OpenStack – and provide analysis on how each is optimized for particular environments. We will also briefly consider the use of these projects to create public clouds.

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Lance Albertson

Oregon State University Open Source Lab

Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSL) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSL in 2007, Lance has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for nearly 160 high-profile open source projects. He was recently promoted to Director in early 2013 after being the Lead Systems Administration and Architect since 2007.

Prior to joining the OSUOSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. Lance prepared for life as a career systems administrator by grappling with natural systems first, joining his father near Hiawatha, Kansas on the family farm growing corn and soybeans.

In his free time he helps organize the Corvallis Beer and Blog and plays trumpet in a local jazz group The Infallible Collective. He holds a B.A. in Agriculture Technology Management from Kansas State University, where he minored in Agronomy and Computer Science.

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Jon Guidry
07/18/2012 9:23am PDT

Thanks, Lance! This helped me out quite a bit!

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Lance Albertson
07/18/2012 2:28am PDT

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