AWS Vs OpenStack

AWS Vs OpenStack

AWS Vs OpenStack

Here, let’s decode the heights and ranges of 2 of the most discussed cloud technology solutions currently existing. First is the acclaimed Amazon Web Services (AWS), Customers primarily use it for the speed and Advantage of it worldwide cloud hosting capability, and physical infrastructure volumes ie Data Centers; Second is the extremely nifty OpenStack, It serves businesses to set up their proprietary cloud-system based services on standard average hardware.

What is OpenStack

“Large clusters of storage, networking resources, and computation can be managed by an OpenStack system across a data center, which can be administered via a dash console or through an API based on OpenStack.  It supports all open source technologies and works well with all popular enterprise software which makes it a perfect solution for diverse infrastructure”

What is AWS

“Amazon Web Services (AWS) is Cloud system offering by the company Amazon, which encompasses all mainstream offerings of a cloud solution such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). Essentially it gives its services via the internet in terms of Bandwidth, Storage and an Ad Hoc support for APIs.

OpenStack – Establishment and Customer Base

OpenStack was launched in 2010, since then its reputation has been continuously growing, and even more after an upgrade in the early half of 2013. There are many business which have been key to the innovations and growth of OpenStack, to name few of many consist of: Arista Networks, Yahoo, Avaya, Canonical, VMware, Citrix, Fujitsu, Cisco, NEC Corp, SUSE Linux, Google, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Red Hat , Oracle, Clean Storage, Juniper Networks, Comcast, Solidfire, Intel, Mellanox, International Business Machines, Huawei, VMTurbo, GoDaddy, Ericsson, Dell – EMC, ZTE

Amazon’s selling point is that it partakes a market share among Microsoft, Google, IBM and other players part of Public Cloud ecosystem. OpenStack’s selling point on the other hand is that it is a sustainable substitute to IBM or Alibaba as part of the Private Cloud ecosystem.

The arguments and debates between public cloud model and private cloud is long-familiar and unrelenting. Although the services and technologies are proliferating at a raging speed, to choose between these two platforms across the Scrum – agile processes are still very huge dilemma.

Meanwhile, AWS – Amazon Web Services caters simple slicing, dicing scan the barcode methodology and process, a simple child’s play flow to permit anyone to create cloud products; OpenStack is still very complex at the big picture as it comprises of the below workflow;

  • Download & Installation
  • Administration & Configuration
  • Management and upgradation

Comparison between AWS Vs OpenStack

Offered ServiceAWSOpenStack
Elasticity Auto Scaling is a part of AWS Autoscaling wit Heat
 Virtual servers based on EC2 Based on Instance in Nova
 Workflow Service Follows Simple Workflow Service (SWF) It has the Mistral – Workflow Service
 Business Productivity Tools Amazon WorkDocs None
 Workload Management ELB (Elastic Load Balancer) Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS)
 Billing AWS Usage and Billing Report Ceilometer – Telemetry based billing, resource tracking etc
 Enterprise Messaging: Simple Queue Service (SQS) Zaqar, a multi-user cloud messaging service for Mobile and Web
 Search Service Elasticsearch Service Searchlight
 Alloted Network DirectConnect No Dedicated Network
 Database (NoSQL) DynamoDB Trove
 Serverless Framework Lambda No Serverless Framework
 SAN Data Storage EBS(Elastic Block Storage) Cinder
 Cache  (InMemory) ElastiCache No In memory Caching
 Script project deployment CodeDeploy Code Commit Code Pipeline No Application Deployment with Scripts
 Microservices based Dockers or Containers: ECS(EC2 Container Service) Magnum
 RDB (Database) RDS Trove
 Domain Name System Administration Route 53 Designate
 Content delivery Network (CDN) CloudFront No Content Distribution Network
 Templates or Image AMI(Amazon Machine Image) Glance
 Cloud Data Storage Architecture S3(Simple Storage Service) Swift
 Data Warehouse or Database Redshift Trove
 Orchestration or Job Scheduler AWS Batch Heat
 Data Archiving Glacier Swift
 Big Data EMR (Elastic Map Reduce) Sahara
 Identity and Access Management IAM KeyStone
 Collaborated File Sharing EFS (Elastic File System) Manila
 Private Cloud in Public Cloud VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) Neutron
 Managed Hosting Platform Elastic Beanstalk There is no Managed Hosting Platform
Key/Encryption Management KMS (Key Management Service) Barbican
Mail Service Simple Email Service (SES) There is no Mail Service unless created
Speech or Voice recognition LexNo Speech or Voice recognition solution
Text to Speech ToolAmazon PollyNo Text to Speech Tool
Personal Voice AssistantAlexaNo Personal Voice Assistant
Application development Platforms Mobile HUB, Mobile SDK, Cognito No Application development Platforms
Machine Learning/NLP Possible ML & NLP are not readily available
Internet of Things or Connected Smart Systems AWS IoT No Internet of Things or Connected Smart Systems:
Streaming Analytics or Data Kinesis No Streaming Analytics or Data feature

AWS workflow process, framework, and architecture are mostly owned and entitled to Amazon only, even to its partners such as Eucalyptus or RightScale knew only how to observe and assume the process. Unlike OpenStack, which is a free and open source platform, where if one needs to understand the workflow process, one can basically download the entire code.

So which Platform to use?

Contemporary offerings are given by both cloud computing platforms – OpenStack and AWS; One must decide based on their requirement. With its On-demand usage-based cost model, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be adequate for longer tenure projects.  On the flip side OpenStack’s opensource free license factor is always a game changer.

Below are the use cases for OpenStack over AWS:

  • Grid computing/High-performance Computing is a latent use scenario considering OpenStack, since its ecosystem follows a free source open asset model, and also it supports flexi infrastructure ecosystem.
  • Development/Testing Support: More and more conventional Infrastructure as Service frameworks are with mutual symbiosis to both Quality assurance team and Development team.
  • DevOps Best Practices: A development team can use infrastructure as code and the OpenStack Application programming interfaces
  • Measure the product structure to support big data offerings like Apache Spark, Apache Cassandra, and Hadoop.”
  • “Parallel to business application hosting: As an alternative to struggling with old school affinities Devote towards the emerging cloud-native apps; This is most emphasized use case of all.

Related Blogs:

    1. What is AWS?
    2. AWS Management Console
    3. AWS Ec2 Instances
    4. What is Lambda?


1 Comment
  1. Thank you for published in your blog, I have learned of valuable information keep many post blogging like that.

Comments are closed.

For Any Queries Please Contact : Chennai : 8099 770 770 | Bangalore : 8767 260 270 | Online Training : 9707 250 260
Besant Technologies – Chennai & Bangalore Branch Locations

Besant Technologies - Velachery Branch
Plot No. 119, No.8, 11th Main road, Vijaya nagar,
Velachery, Chennai - 600 042
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Reliance Digital Opposite Street
+91-996 252 8294 / 996 252 8293

Besant Technologies - Tambaram Branch
No.2A, 1st Floor, Duraisami Reddy Street,
West Tambaram, Chennai - 600 045
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Near By Passport Seva
+91-970 725 0260

Besant Technologies - OMR Branch
No. 5/318, 2nd Floor, Sri Sowdeswari Nagar,
OMR, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, Chennai - 600 097
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Behind Okkiyampet Bus Stop,
+91-887 038 4333

Besant Technologies - Porur Branch
No. 180/84, 1st Floor, Karnataka Bank Building
Trunk Road, Porur,
Chennai - 600 116
Tamilnadu, India
Land Mark: Opposite to Gopalakrishna Theatre
+91-755 022 6990

Besant Technologies - Anna Nagar Branch
Plot No:1371, 28th street kambar colony,
I Block, Anna Nagar ,
Chennai - 600 040
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Behind Reliance Fresh
+91-938 404 0493

Besant Technologies - T.Nagar Branch
Old No:146/2- New No: 48,
Habibullah Road,T.Nagar,
Chennai - 600 017
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Opposite to SGS Sabha
+91-984 025 8377

Besant Technologies - Thiruvanmiyur Branch
22/67, 1st Floor,
North mada street, Kamaraj Nagar
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Above Thiruvanmiyur ICICI Bank
+91-938 404 0493

Besant Technologies - Siruseri Branch
No. 4/76, Ambedkar Street,
OMR Road, Egatoor, Navallur,
Siruseri, Chennai 600130
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Near Navallur Toll Gate, Next to Yamaha Showroom
+91-7338 810 550

Besant Technologies - Maraimalai Nagar Branch
No.37, Ground Floor,
Thiruvalluvar Salai,
Maraimalai Nagar,Chennai 603209
Tamil Nadu, India
Landmark - Near to Maraimalai Nagar Arch
+91-979 123 7373

Besant Technologies - BTM Layout Branch
No 2, Ground floor,
29th Main Road, Kuvempu Nagar,BTM Layout 2nd Coming from Silkboard, take left at AXA company signal,
Stage, Bangalore - 560 076
Karnataka, India
Landmark - Next to OI Play School
+91-762 494 1772 / 74

Besant Technologies - Marathahalli Branch
No. 43/2, 2nd Floor, VMR Arcade,
Varthur Main Road, Silver Springs Layout,
Munnekollal, Marathahalli, Bengaluru - 560037
Karnataka, India
Landmark - Near Kundalahalli Gate Signal
+91-910 812 6341

Besant Technologies - Rajaji Nagar Branch
No. 309/43, JRS Ecstasy, First Floor,
59th Cross, 3rd Block, Bashyam Circle,
Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore - 560 010
Karnataka, India
Landmark - Near Bashyam Circle
+91- 734 916 0004

Besant Technologies - Jaya Nagar Branch
No. 2nd Floor,1575,11th Main Road,
4th T-Block, Pattabhirama Nagar, Jaya Nagar,
karnataka, India
Land Mark: Opposite to Shanthi Nursing Home
+91-733 783 7626

Besant Technologies - Kalyan Nagar Branch
No.513, 4th Cross Rd
2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar,
karnataka, India
Land Mark: Opposite to kalayan nagar Axis Bank
+91-938 404 0495

Besant Technologies - Electronic City Branch
No. 7, 3rd Floor, Ganga Enclave,
Neeladri Road, Karuna Nagar, Doddathoguru Village,
Electronics City Phase 1, Electronic City,
Bangalore - 560100, karnataka, India
Land Mark: Adjacent to HDFC Bank and State Bank Of India
+91-782 392 2180

Besant Technologies - Indira Nagar Branch
No.54, 1st Floor,
5th Main kodihalli,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008, India
Landmark: Behind Leela Palace Hotel,
+91-910 812 6339

Besant Technologies - HSR Layout Branch
Plot No. 2799 & 2800, 27th Main,
1st Sector, HSR Layout,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102, India
+91-733 783 7626

Besant Technologies - Hebbal Branch
No.29, 2nd Floor, SN Complex,
14th Main Road, E-Block Extention, Sahakara Nagar,
Bengaluru, Karnataka -560092, India
+91-938 404 0496

Call Now Button