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Red Hat Makes Supported OpenStack Release 50

judgecorp writes "The OpenStack project could be the 'Linux of the cloud', according to Red Hat, which just announced a fully supported distribution of the open source software. The plan seems to be to offer it as a competitor to VMware's vSphere. From the article: 'The open source firm has been a member and supporter of OpenStack for some time, but with this announcement, its OpenStack distribution graduates from a “community release” similar to its Fedora Linux distribution, to a fully supported offering, comparable to its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OS. The company wants to position OpenStack as a future cloud platform analogous to Linux, and is building it into a whole set of announcements and programs.'"
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Red Hat Makes Supported OpenStack Release

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  • by BitZtream ( 692029 ) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @10:41PM (#44003551)

    No, not even close.

    Have they used vSphere/ESXi? Other than both of them do something with Virtual Machines, I'm fairly certain they've never compared the two things.

    OpenStack is your typical big open source mess that requires more than some assembly of parts that were clearly designed for Amazon scale sites rather than what most of the world would want.

    VMware's products are semi-polished tools that a semi-competent Windows admin can fumble their way through and work with pretty GUIs to make it all work without much effort.

    VMware is like normal furniture and OpenStack is like Ikea ... except you also have to cut most of the parts out yourself as well with OpenStack.

    OpenStack is about 9 billion times more complicated than it should be for limited amount of functionality it actually provides overall.

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