10 Open Source Tools for Cloud Infrastructure and Management

Here is a list of ten open source tools which helps you to build, manage and monitor networks of virtual machines, private or hybrid cloud, tweak and track cloud services and much more.

Rajkumar Maurya
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Cloud is not a new term and almost all enterprises use it in some way but the bottleneck is to manage the huge Cloud Infrastructure. There are many Cloud vendors those continuously provides new tools to help enterprise IT to build, buy, manage, monitor, tweak and track cloud services. But their fees might prick the companies budget pocket. So, here are some open source tools which help you to build, manage and monitor networks of virtual machines,  private or hybrid clouds, tweak and track cloud services and much more…


1. OpenStack

OpenStack software allows data centers to pool the compute, storage, and networking resources and manage them through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API.


 2. CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines. This Apache Project offers a turnkey Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. It's used both by public cloud computing vendors and by organizations running their own private clouds.


3. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus allows organizations to easily migrate apps and data to build private or hybrid cloud environments that are compatible with Amazon Web Services.



4. Synnefo

Synnefo is a complete cloud infrastructure stack that provides Network, Image, Volume and Storage service. It manages Google Ganetti, OpenStack, and KVM.



5. FOSS-Cloud

The FOSS-Cloud is a Software that enables you to create your own Private or Public Cloud. It  is an integrated infrastructure to provide cloud-Services, Windows or Linux based SaaS.  FOSS-Cloud covers all of the aspects of an Open Source IT environment.This multi-faced cloud computing solution includes virtualization, cloud desktop, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities.



6. openQRM

openQRM software  manages a data center's infrastructure to build private, public and hybrid IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) clouds. This enterprise-class tool combines data center management system administration and IaaS provisioning into a single tool.



7. OpenShift

OpenShift's helps you to make your job easier by taking care of all the messy IT aspects of app development and allows you to focus on your job by Coding your Application and satisfying your customers.


8. Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is used to deploy your applications on a variety of infrastructures, including Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, and vSphere. It supports Java, Ruby, and Node applications out of the box.


9.  Docker

Docker provides a highly reliable, low-cost way to quickly build, ship, and run distributed applications at scale. It gives developers the freedom to define environments and create apps faster and easier and flexibility for IT ops to quickly respond to change.


10.  Salt Stack

SaltStack software is easy enough to get running in seconds, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to control and communicate with them in milliseconds. SaltStack delivers a dynamic infrastructure communication bus used for remote execution, configuration management and much more.

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