CloudStack on Futuregrid

Project Details

Project Lead
Mauricio Tsugawa 
Project Manager
Mauricio Tsugawa 
Project Members
Shuo Jia, Navina Ramesh, Karan Gurnani, Gaurab Dey  
Supporting Experts
Gregor von Laszewski  
University of Florida, University of Florida  
Computer Science (401) 


The goal of this project is to study CloudStack IaaS system and compare it against Nimbus, Eucalyptus, and OpenStack. A stand-alone VM deployment of CloudStack will be packaged as a VM appliance (taking advantage of KVM nested virtualization capability). The VM appliance will be prepared to be deployed throgh Nimbus, enabling FutureGrid users to deploy their own "sandboxed" cloud systems. Another goal is to have a full deployment of CloudStack on a FutureGrid site (e.g., foxtrot).

Intellectual Merit

Study CloudStack IaaS in FutureGrid environment.

Broader Impacts

Tutorials on how to use CloudStack and how to deploy CloudStack (through the use of Virtual Appliances) will enable FutureGrid users to CloudStack use, configuration, deployment, and operation.

Scale of Use

8 to 32 VMs or bare-metal.