Choosing the Right OpenStack Distribution by ComputingStack

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

If there are two words to describe OpenStack, besides innovative the second would be complexity. The complexity is mainly caused by hundreds of components(or thousand), of which most are widely open. That's also the reason many people complain and are not positive with the future of it. Certainly distribution is the way to tackle, and has become very critical step for whether fully fledged benefits OpenStack can be brought to business. Which distro to use will lead to a distinct OPEX. A blog by caught the eyeball by comparing a few distributions on market, including Redhat, Canonical, and Mirantis. As an OpenStack Packaging provider, ComputingStack agrees with most, however we still see something differently of us from those. A quick link to the post is seen at: In this blog, we will dive deeper into: IntOS OpenStack by ComputingStack, Canonical OpenStack, Red Hat OpenStack, Mirantis OpenStack, WindRiver Titanium, EasyStack from China, Huawei FusionSphere OpenStack.

Distro Brief Strengths Comparisons
IntOS by ComputingStack Ansible and self-maintained python codes repo, with all enterprise cloud features Full controlled, built from python codes; Agility to meet various requirements ; Easy to use, requires no extra provision hosts beside a basic linux console
Canonical OpenStack Apt, juju, MaaS, Autopilot Very developer oriented and less operable. However Canonical provides Managed Service to make it easy
Red Hat RHEL OpenStack Platform Focused on OpenShift, RHEL, Ceph etc; multiple OpenSource community version and commercially supported one RDO OpenSource is good for research and PoC, but not for production
RDO Packstack backed by Red Hat An open source community version RDO OpenSource is good for research and PoC, but not for production
MOS by Mirantis Fuel The solution appeals to super large enterprise, and not recommended for mid-size private Data Center, as it adds an complexity comparable to OpenStack itself over OpenStack to use.
EasyStack in China Not open script Not real distro concept, but self-maintained scripts
Huawei FusionSphere Not open script More targeted to Carrier Market, and appeals to large scale telco
Rack Space OpenStack Ansible Provisioning

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