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From j..@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1462305 - /cloudstack/site/trunk/content/about.mdtext
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:19:19 GMT
Author: jzb
Date: Thu Mar 28 21:19:18 2013
New Revision: 1462305

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1462305
Log:
Updating About page.

Modified:
    cloudstack/site/trunk/content/about.mdtext

Modified: cloudstack/site/trunk/content/about.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/cloudstack/site/trunk/content/about.mdtext?rev=1462305&r1=1462304&r2=1462305&view=diff
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--- cloudstack/site/trunk/content/about.mdtext (original)
+++ cloudstack/site/trunk/content/about.mdtext Thu Mar 28 21:19:18 2013
@@ -2,9 +2,23 @@ Title: About Apache CloudStack
 
 ## Open Source Cloud Computing: Apache CloudStack
 
-Apache CloudStack is a top-level project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The project
develops open source software for deploying public and private Infrastructure-as-a-Service
clouds.
+Apache CloudStack is a top-level project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The project
develops open source software for deploying public and private Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS) clouds.
 
-CloudStack provides an open and flexible cloud orchestration platform to deliver reliable
and scalable private and public clouds. 
+CloudStack provides an open and flexible cloud orchestration platform to deliver reliable
and scalable private and public clouds. What's that *mean*, exactly? 
+
+Apache CloudStack is a Java-based project that provides a management server and agents (if
needed) for hypervisor hosts so that you can run an IaaS cloud. Some, but not all, of the
features and functionality provided by CloudStack:
+
+- Works with hosts running XenServer/XCP, KVM, and/or VMware ESXi with vSphere.
+- Provides a friendly Web-based UI for managing the cloud.
+- Provides a native [API](http://cloudstack.apache.org/docs/api/). 
+- May provide an Amazon S3/EC2 compatible API (optional).
+- Manages storage for instances running on the hypervisors (primary storage) as well as templates,
snapshots, and ISO images (secondary storage). 
+- Orchestrates network services from the data link layer (L2) to some application layer (L7)
services, such as DHCP, NAT, firewall, VPN, and so on.
+- Accounting of network, compute, and storage resources. 
+- Multi-tenancy/account separation. 
+- User management.
+
+In short, organizations can use Apache CloudStack to deploy a full-featured public or private
IaaS cloud.
 
 ### Apache CloudStack History
 



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