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Developer(s), Inc.
Initial release 2.0 2010-05-4[1]
Stable release 2.2
Written in Java, C
Platform Hypervisors (Citrix XenServer, KVM, VMware vSphere)
Type Private and Public cloud computing
License Proprietary, GPLv3
Website is a venture-backed startup based out of Cupertino that develops an open source cloud orchestration software product for the implementation of public and private cloud computing environments. Their software, CloudStack, is designed to make it easier for Service Providers and Enterprises to build, manage and deploy IaaS offerings similar to Amazon EC2 and S3. CloudStack is available in three editions: the Enterprise Edition, the Service Provider Edition and the open-source Community Edition. The company changed its name from VMOps to on May 4, 2010 when it emerged from stealth mode.[2][3]

In July 2011, was acquired by Citrix Systems.[4]


Features implements IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) style private, public and hybrid clouds; technologies can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloud services. The platform provides an AJAX based interface that lets users access computing infrastructure resources (machines, network, and storage) available in private and public cloud services. includes these features:

  • Multiple Hypervisor support from a single management pane
  • Support for Common Cloud APIs like Amazon Web Services API, the OpenStack API and the VMware vCloud API
  • Support for Linux and Windows virtual machines (VMs) .
  • Multi-tenant support for both secure internal cloud deployments as well as service provider environments
  • Elastic IPs and Security Groups
  • Delegated administration with support for users and groups management
  • Billing and chargeback integration
  • On-demand Virtual Datacenter Hosting
  • Integrated Cloud templates and libraries
  • In-browser console access
  • Virtual Machine snapshots and rollback
  • Virtual resource management and isolation


Originally known as VMOps,[5] was founded by Sheng Liang, Shannon Williams, Alex Huang, Will Chan, and Chiradeep Vittal in 2008. The company has raised a total of $17.6M in venture funding [6] from Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Nexus Ventures. In May 2010 the company formally launched as [7] citing customers like McAfee and Tata Communications.

In July 2010, became one of the founding members of OpenStack [8][9]

In October 2010, announced a partnership with Microsoft to develop the code to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project.[10]

In July 2011, was acquired by Citrix [4]


CloudStack Community Edition CloudStack Community Edition (CE) is an open sourced IaaS software platform available under the GNU General Public License license, which enables users to build, manage and deploy compute cloud environments. The community edition is based on the latest features and bits that the team of engineers is working on. There are weekly builds as well as native sources for developers, users and contributors to have access to.[11]

CloudStack Enterprise Edition CloudStack 2.0 for Enterprises provides an integrated software solution to extend infrastructure investment into a highly scalable, on-premise cloud computing environment for enterprises.

CloudStack Service Provider Edition CloudStack Service Provider Edition (SPE) offers service providers a management software and infrastructure technology to host their own public computing cloud. Core management functions include end-user self administration, service offering management, cloud administration, and billing and reporting.

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