Affordable Public Openstack Cloud Providers

While reading through the Chris Parin’s outstanding course notes, I came across a list of public OpenStack cloud providers. While going through the list, I noticed two of them that accepted USD and were quite affordable compared to RackSpace. You have to consider the fact that you get what you pay for, however, if you are in the market for an environment to learn the platform, they are great.

OVH Public Cloud

  • Pros:
    • Most affordable
    • IPv6 support
    • GPU instances flavors
  • Cons:
    • API tends to run slow at times
    • Occasional outages
    • No US regions, closest is in Canada, near Montreal
    • Images are not IPv6 ready by default, you will have to configure it manually, or with a provisioner

Internap AgileCloud / AgileServer

  • Pros:
    • US regions
    • Free Dedicated IPv4 subnet
    • Bare metal instance flavors
  • Cons:
    • A tad bit pricer
    • No IPv6 support, yet IPv6 is available by request