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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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?