Open Source Cloud Platforms (IaaS, PaaS)

Most people have heard of Openstack, the cloud platform built by Rackspace and NASA. XCP and KVM are other popular open source platforms. But beyond the first two or three common open source platforms, it is difficult to name others. So here’s a little list of well know and not-so well known open-source cloud platforms (IaaS and PaaS):


OpenStack is a cloud platform developed by Rackspace and NASA, with some 135+ contributing companies.

WSO2 Stratos

WSO2 Stratos is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) with extensive support for core services.

Xen Cloud Platform

The Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) is an enterprise level cloud platform delivering the Xen Hypervisor and supporting Windows and Linux Operating Systems.


Eucalyptus is a cloud computing software platform for private IaaS clouds, leveraging Amazon’s AWS.


Nebula is a cloud computing platform for NASA scientists and researchers.


Popular cloud management system within the telecom, hosting and HPC industries.


A simplified cloud management system.


CloudStack, written in Java, is designed to manage and deploy large networks of VM’s. CloudStack currently supports VMware, Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform.


OpenMobster is an open source mobile cloud platform that integrates Mobile Apps with Cloud services.

Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is a PaaS for Spring, Rails, Node.js and Scala applications.


Sensu is a cloud platform that provides a framework for monitoring cloud infrastructures and applications.

Talend Cloud

Talend Cloud is an open source integration software platform, supporting traditional and hybrid infrastructures.


OpenShift is an auto-scaling Platform as a Service (PaaS) supporting Java, Ruby, Perl and Python applications.


openQRM is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) management platform for data centers.


ConVirt is a Xen and KVM virtualized environment manager.


KVM is a Linux kernel based virtual machine platform.

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