Terminology

Catalyst Cloud uses natural names for its services. For example, we call our compute service “compute”, instead of Nova or EC2.

If you have previous cloud computing or OpenStack experience, the table below describes how our services map back to OpenStack code-names and other cloud providers.

Service OpenStack Amazon AWS
Identity and Access Control Keystone IAM
Compute Nova EC2
Network Neutron VPC
Block Storage Cinder EBS
Object Storage Swift S3
Load Balancer Octavia ELB
Orchestration Heat Cloud Formation
Telemetry Ceilometer Cloud Watch
Billing Distil  
Registration StackTask  

Please note that functionality between cloud providers differs. The table above is only intended to map the broader domain space of each cloud service, as opposed to specific features.