CloudStack vs VMware vCloud

CloudStack is open source software written in java that is designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, scalable cloud computing platform. CloudStack current supports the most popular hypervisors VMware, Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform. CloudStack offers three ways to manage cloud computing environments: a easy-to-use web interface, command line and a full-featured RESTful API.
VMware vCloud
Start moving toward secure cloud computing with VMware vCloud solutions and services. Leverage the power of cloud computing while retaining the flexibility and open standards to support your existing IT infrastructure. Enabling IT as a service through cloud computing gives you a more efficient, flexible and cost-effective model.
Comparing CloudStack vs VMware vCloud is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that VMware vCloud has better video than CloudStack

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like VMware vCloud has more user-friendly interface than CloudStack because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that VMware vCloud is more popular than CloudStack

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- VMware Cloud is now live on Amazon Web Services (in 2017)
- VMware will make Google Cloud Platform available to its customers (in 2015)
- VMware's cloud to support Docker, Google and Pivotal containers (in 2014)
- Cloud Computing benefit? Working from home in the nude (in 2012)
- Surprise! VMWare has joined OpenStack (in 2012)
- OpenStack launches. CloudStack departs. Amazon adapts SAP. Azure rebrands (in 2012)
- Citrix acquired cloud platform (in 2011)
- VMware wants to revolutionize PaaS market (in 2011)
- VMWare wants to become Microsoft of the Cloud Computing era (in 2010)
- Google partners with VMWare to adopt GAE for Enterprise (in 2010)

Looks like VMware vCloud was recently more active than CloudStack (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which CloudStack and VMware vCloud meet head to head:

2012 - Cloud Computing benefit? Working from home in the nude to compete with VMware vCloud

Citrix (one of the leading players on the Cloud Computing market) wondered what ordinary people think about Cloud Computing. It interviewed a thousand of ordinary Americans, and here's what they get. Only 16 percent correctly responded that Cloud Computing is a computer network to store, access and share data from Internet-connected devices.  Other answers included: "An actual fluffy white Cloud", "Something related to the weather", "A pillow", "Outer space", "A movie", "A place to meet", "Toilet paper". 54 percent of respondents claim to never use Cloud Computing (although judging by the answers to other questions, 95% of them actually used).

In response to a question about Cloud Computing benefits, 68% said it saves money. 40% said that it is an opportunity to work from home in the nude. 33% - tanning on the beach and accessing computer files at the same time. 25% - keeping 'embarrassing' videos off of their personal hard drive. 35% - dealing with people they'd rather not interact with in person.