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There is a lot of hype on the Ubuntu website at the moment about openstack and I am planning to setup a few virtualised servers on Ubuntu anyway. My question is that I'm not sure if openstack would benefit me. What does it actually do/help out with. I just can't seem to get my head around it as there are too many "the cloud" buzzwords in the way.

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You will have to work on many things to make a cloud work. If you just need a few VMs, do not use it.

You can read more from here:

But if you want to learn / know what is cloud, spend one or two weeks with it.

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