Comparing Vmware vs. OpenStack

Comparing Vmware vs. OpenStack


Comparing Vmware vs. OpenStack

Comparing Vmware vs. OpenStack: I ran into a great slide deck Mirantis comparing VMware and OpenStack (Essex) and wanted to share it. I am not affiliated with Mirantis. I started to research a side by side comparison between OpenStack and VMware. The slide deck is really good and deserves more than a Tweet. VMware is a good tool for many enterprises, but with that comes at a financial premium. I tend to get worried if systems folks need too many tools in order to keep the lights on.

  • VMware solves for the enterprise.
  • OpenStack solves for the cloud Both technology and philosophy differ .
  • Not an apples-to-apples comparison Select features can be compared side by side/

VMware and OpenStack Compared

Figure 1. Summary slide

Take a look at the presentation and see what you think.
Mirantis Comparing OpenStack vs. Vmware Slidedeck

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Brent SalisburyBrent has worked in both the Enterprise and vendor sides. In 2014 Brent left RedHat to be a co-founder of, a startup with a focus on reliable, scalable and performant Docker networking. In 2015, Docker Inc. acquired Socketplane. Now working at Docker, he is part of an engineering team that is building community and working to make sure the users experience of Docker networking is as satisfying as the rest of the amazing project that is fundamentally changing the infrastructure market as fast as anything the industry has experienced since the micro processor.View all posts by Brent Salisbury →

2 years 8 months ago

vmware is better simply because it works,right out of the box.openstack doesn’t work, has too few features,poor support,and doesn’t work without a lot of tinkering…you can’t even get the installation gui to work right..openstack ,like oracle VM server 3.x isn’t ready for primetime