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From Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogl...@gmail.com>
Subject Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.4.1
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:42:09 GMT
Dear Users and developers, A bit late but hereby the official announcement:

Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software platform
boasts improved efficiency and performance.

The Apache CloudStack project announced the immediate availability of
Apache CloudStack v4.4.1, the latest version of the turnkey Open
Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private-,
public-, and hybrid cloud environments.

Apache CloudStack clouds enable billions of dollars' worth of business
transactions annually across their clouds, and its maturity and
stability has led it to has become the Open Source platform for many
service providers to set up on-demand, elastic public cloud computing
services, as well as enterprises and others to set up a private or
hybrid cloud for use by their own employees.

"We are delighted to be releasing version 4.4.1 of Apache CloudStack,"
said Giles Sirett, member of the Apache CloudStack Project Management
Committee. "This latest version of CloudStack reflects months of hard
work by our diverse developer community and brings even more features
to help our service-provider and enterprise users enhance their cloud
platforms. Apache CloudStack continues to grow in both deployments and
developer community size, and is the platform of choice for thousands
of organisations that need to build IaaS environments quickly and
securely with a proven, production-grade, technology."

Lauded by Gartner Group, CloudStack includes an intuitive user
interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking,
software, and storage infrastructure resources.

CloudStack v4.4.1 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including:

Improved Storage Management
Virtual Private Cloud tiers can now span guest networks across
availability zones
Support for VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
Improved Support for Hyper-V Zones, VPC and Storage Migration

A complete overview of all new enhancements can be found in the
project release notes at
http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/4.4.1/

CloudStack has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and
is in use/production at Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, BT Cloud, China
Telecom, DATACAENTER Services, DataPipe, Edmunds.com, Exoscale,
GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, KDDI, KT/Korea
Telecom, LeaseWeb, NTT, Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg Philis, Shopzilla,
Slovak Telekom, SunGard AS, Taiwan Mobile, Tata, Trader Media Group,
TomTom, University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon,
WebMD and Zynga, among others.

CloudStack originated at Cloud.com, which was acquired by Citrix in
2011. CloudStack was submitted to the Apache Incubator in April 2012
and graduated as an Apache Software Foundation Top-level Project in
March 2013.

Availability

CloudStack v4.4.1 is available immediately as a free download from
http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. Apache CloudStack
software is released under the Apache License v2.0.

Governance and Oversight

Apache CloudStack is overseen by a self-selected team of active
contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC)
guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community
development and product releases.

Get Involved!

Apache CloudStack welcomes contribution and community participation
through mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps,
developer trainings, and user events. Catch CloudStack in action at
the CloudStack Collaboration Conference, the official user/developer
conference of the Apache CloudStack community, 19-21 November 2014 in
Budapest, Hungary @CCCEU14 and http://cloudstackcollab.org

About Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is a mature, turnkey integrated
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Open Source software platform that
allows users to build feature-rich public and private cloud
environments. Hailed by Gartner Group as "a solid product", CloudStack
includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the
compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.
CloudStack entered the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and became an
Apache Top-level Project in March 2013. For downloads, documentation,
and ways to become involved with Apache CloudStack, visit
http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack

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-- 
Daan

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