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Kumulus Architecture

09 Apr 2014

Kumulus is not a software project itself, it is rather a software stack, which means it combines different projects where each project plays a certain role and provides certain functionalities.

Kumulus provides a complete cloud infrastructure, consisting of the following stacked components:

Management Connectivity

Management connectivity is provided by HTTPVNC and/or Secure Shell (ssh).

GUI Management

The GUI management interface is provided by Freeblade

CLI Management

The CLI management interface is provided by VirtualControl


Virtualization is provided by KVM.


Storage is implemented as a Ethernet based SAN and is provided by OpenSAN.


Backup is provided by OpenSAN.