Comparing Ganeti to Other Open Source Private Cloud Platforms

Long Form


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
  • API
  • 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.

Speaking experience

I have spoken at numerous conferences including OSB.