You can test OpenStack, the open source cloud platform, running on VMware Workstation. Already, some customers are deploying VMware with Red Hat OpenStack. Here's why.
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is taking some heat because the virtualization company’s forthcoming public cloud will not be based on OpenStack, the open source platform. Some critics worry VMware’s approach will lead to an expensive, closed platform.
OpenStack is an industry-standard open-source cloud management platform. Using OpenStack, one can build public, private or hybrid clouds easily. Due to the purely open nature of the platform, major IT vendors including Red Hat, Rackspace, IBM and HP are betting on its future, actively contributing to OpenStack development.
VMware announced general availability of VMware vSphere 5.5 and VMware vCloud Suite at VMworld today. The new version of its virtualization technology includes the integration of Cloud Foundry, the platform-as-a-service that is now part of Pivotal, which spun out from VMware parent company EMC.
Cloud Foundry used to be VMware’s crown jewel.
I want to test this environment I really have some doubts and I need to read a little bit more
I have two physical servers (where Vmware ESXi used to be installed) I was thinking install KVM (if it turns out to be difficult have KVM up and running I will use ESXi) and deploy the Openstack VMs needed to have this Demo Cloud up and running.