OpenStack vs VMware vCloud

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A technical review and comparsion between OpenStack and VMware

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OpenStack vs VMware vCloud

  1. 1. OpenStack vs VMware vCloud
  2. 2. Personal Profile: ● Roozbeh Shafiee ● Cloud and Virtualization Architect ● Technical Manager at innfinision Cloud Solutions ● Roozbeh.Shafiee@innfinision.net ● Innfinision.net
  3. 3. innfinision Cloud Solutions: ● Providing Cloud, Virtualization and Data Center Solutions ● Developing Software for Cloud Environments ● Providing Services to Telecom, Education, Broadcasting & Health Fields ● Supporting OpenStack Foundation as the First Iranian Company ● First Supporter of IRAN OpenStack Community
  4. 4. Agenda: ● IT Managers Important Points ● OpenStack Pro/Cons ● VMware Pro/Cons ● Technical Compare ● Non-technical Compare ● Who Should Use OpenStack ? ● Who Should Use VMware ? OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  5. 5. IT Managers Important Points OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  6. 6. The important points for IT managers in organizations and companies to manage infrastructure services are: ● Easy to use ● Management tools & Optional web interfaces ● Easy to find skills and support ● Entry cost and maintenance, The lower the better ● Integration with other platforms ● Other points by you OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  7. 7. OpenStack Pro/Cons OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  8. 8. The advantage of OpenStack by our experiences at innfinision: ● The most successful Open Source project after Linux kernel ● Support from many OEMs and OS vendors ● Interoperability with many components, just pick your favorite one and plug it in ● Standard and well accepted APIs OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  9. 9. The disadvantage of OpenStack by our experiences at innfinision: ● Very complex to setup and troubleshoot ● Although common code base, might differ from implementations ● Need high numbers of management nodes ● High skills required to run the cluster OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  10. 10. VMware vCloud Pro/Cons OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  11. 11. The advantage of VMware vCloud by our experiences at innfinision and our customers advises: ● Feature rich (vSphere HA, vMotion, DRS, I/O control) ● Very large ecosystems ● All os vendors make it supported and certified under ESXi ● ESXi can be downloaded and used freely OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  12. 12. The disadvantage of VMware vCloud by our experiences at innfinision and our customers advises: ● Per core license - expensive ● Proprietary platform ● ESXi can not be APIs accessed - need to buy licenses ● Most of applications are based on Windows OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  13. 13. OpenStack at a Glance OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  14. 14. OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  15. 15. VMware vCloud at a Glance OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  16. 16. OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  17. 17. Technical Compare OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  18. 18. Hypervisor: ● OpenStack supports variants of hypervisor and container such as KVM, Xen, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XEN, Docker, LXC ● VMware vCloud suppors ESXi as the only and default hypervisor OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  19. 19. Customer and operations access : ● OpenStack native dashboard, 3rd parties dashboards, CLI ● VMware Windows clients, vCloud Director (EOL’d) OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  20. 20. Storage: ● OpenStack Default non-persistent images. Pluggable Cinder:block volumes, Ceph, Several vendor SAN ● VMware VMFS over SAN and iSCSI OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  21. 21. Network: ● Traditional switching and Software Defined Network ● VMware traditional switching infrastructure, SDN with additional products OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  22. 22. Image management: ● OpenStack Glance Image Service, support all popular image formats ● VMware Catalogs & templates, OVF import OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  23. 23. Management System: ● Nova (Cluster Controller) ● VMware vCenter OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  24. 24. High Availability: ● Nova for VMs HA; OpenStack HA project for infrastructure components ● VMware vCenter Heartbeat OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  25. 25. APIs: ● For OpenStack based on Open REST APIs, compatibility with Amazon EC2 & S3 ● For VMware is Proprietary, mostly only under Perl and Powershell OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  26. 26. Non-technical Compare OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  27. 27. Costs: ● For OpenStack everything is free but Some might charge for a maintenance fee for enterprise support ● In VMware the costs contains License + Maintenance fee OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  28. 28. Industries : ● OpenStack is for cloud management platform for large providers, carriers and large outsourcers ● VMware is for virtualization for enterprises OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  29. 29. Skills: ● For OpenStack high-end skills required, including system and network ● For VMware, basic system administration is needed OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  30. 30. Expansion : ● No actual limitation on OpenStack (might be handy create different Availability Zones) ● Max 32 physical nodes on VMware vCloud, though not recommended OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  31. 31. Migration: ● OpenStack any to any through built-in qemu tools ● VMware converter for P2V and other virtualization formats OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  32. 32. Flexibility: ● OpenStack primarily created for Linux, Windows supported on the same infrastructure ● Great guest OS support and large ecosystem on VMware vCloud OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  33. 33. Documentation and Support: ● OpenStack active community and vendors support ● VMware commercial telephone/web support OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  34. 34. Certifications: ● Certification by training companies such as Mirantis & Red Hat ● All Certifications by VMware company OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  35. 35. Who Should Use OpenStack ? OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  36. 36. If you are a large company or ISP with hundreds of VMs and networks being destroyed and created daily and have budget of having more than 15 physical nodes to start, go for OpenStack OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  37. 37. Who Should Use VMware ? OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  38. 38. If you need certified traditional workloads (ex: Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, ...) and you have money and also you want all the point-and-click features, this is a no-brainer decision go for VMware OpenStack vs VMware vCloud innfinision.net
  39. 39. Thank you Roozbeh Shafiee Roozbeh.Shafiee@innfinision.net innfinision.net

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