Comparing Ganeti to Other Open Source Private Cloud Platforms*
Private cloud computing has become an integral part of global business. While each platform provides a way for virtual machines to be deployed, implementations vary widely. It can be difficult to determine which features are right for your needs. This presentation will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms against Ganeti and provide analysis on which one is the best fit for you.
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
- deploying and maintaining the platform
This session will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms – Eucalyptus, Ganeti, CloudStack and OpenStack- and provide analysis on how each is optimized for particular environments. I will specifically focus on how Ganeti might be a more viable option for your depending on your needs. In addition I will spend some time using screenshots to show how they compare and also cover the installation for each in a basic form.
I have spoken at numerous conferences including OSB.
OSU Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSUOSL 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 Beaver BarCamp 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.
- Title: Zero to root in 12 months / How We Mentor “Rock Star” Students
- Track: Culture
- Room: B304
- Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm
The OSU Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and PSU Computer Action Team (theCAT) provides an amazing program for undergraduate students to learn about system administration. Many of our students have moved on and created their own successful startups and have changed the landscape of open source themselves. This session will cover how OSUOSL and theCAT mentor our students and create rock stars in the industry.
- Speakers: William Van Hevelingen, Kenneth Lett, Lance Albertson, Spencer Krum