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Theo Lynn, Graham Hunt, David Corcoran, John P Morrison, Philip D Healy
CLOSER 2015 - 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, At Lisbon, Portugal
A Comparative Study of Current Open-Source Infrastructure as a Service Frameworks
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Cloud Computing, Open Source, IaaS, Openstack, Cloudstack, Opennebula, Eucalyptus.
With the growth of cloud computing in recent years, several commercial and open source IaaS frameworks have emerged. The development of open source IaaS solutions offers a free and flexible alternative to commercial cloud services. The main contribution of this paper is to provide a qualitative comparative of current open-source IaaS frameworks. Existing research papers examining open source IaaS frameworks have focused on comparing OpenStack with a small number of alternatives. However, current research fails to adequately compare all major open source frameworks in a single study and notably lacks the inclusion of CloudStack. Our research paper provides the first overview of the five main open source cloud IaaS frameworks OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenNebula, Eucalyptus and Nimbus. As such, this review provides researchers and potential users with an up to date and comprehensive overview of the features of each solution and allows for an easy comparison between the open source solutions.
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