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I am confused how MAAS (Metal as a service) is different from Cloud? What is the difference or similarities between MAAS and openstack, are they both same or different

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A quick search would have given you this: markshuttleworth.com/archives/1103 Downvoting because you did not do ANY research before asking the question. –  Deer Hunter Jan 13 '13 at 9:22
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MAAS is just a provisioning approach that operates in units of physical servers rather than virtual machines. It's also a terrible acronym.

Openstack is a cloud computing management platform. In this context, you'd use MAAS to build the foundation for a cloud solution like Openstack.

Are you building a cloud service?

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Not right now. Someday :) –  Juzer Ali Jan 13 '13 at 8:01
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