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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] 4.1.0 Release Announcement
Date Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:19:48 GMT
On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net> wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> This is a draft of the 4.1.0 release announcement - since we're getting
> close to the release, we should get this nailed down by Wednesday or
> Thursday. I'll take point on gathering feedback and getting this
> finalized. Once we have a more-or-less final draft, I'll loop Sally in.
>
> # Apache CloudStack 4.1.0 Released
>
> The Apache CloudStack project is pleased to announce the 4.1.0 release
> of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration
> platform. This is the first major release from Apache CloudStack since
> its graduation from the Apache Incubator on March 20th.
>
> Apache CloudStack is an integrated software platform that allows users
> to build a feature-rich IaaS. CloudStack includes an intuitive user
> interface and rich API for managing the compute, networking, accounting,
> and storage for private, hybrid, or public clouds.
>
> The 4.1.0 release represents more than five months of development effort
> by the Apache CloudStack community. The release includes many new
> features and bugfixes from the 4.0.x cycle. The 4.1.0 release also marks
> major changes in the codebase to make CloudStack easier for developers,
> a new structure for creating RPM/Debian packages, and completes the
> changeover to using Maven as a build tool.
>
> ## New Features
>
> Some of the notable new features in Apache CloudStack 4.1.0 include:
>
> * An API discovery service that allows an end point to list its
> supported APIs and their details.
> * Added an Events Framework to CloudStack to provide an "event bus" with
> publish, subscribe, and unsubscribe semantics. Includes a RabbitMQ
> plugin that can interact with AMQP servers. Introduces the notion of a
> state change event.
> * Implement L3 router functionality in the Nicira NVP plugin.
> * API request throttling to prevent attacks via frequent API requests.
> * AWS-style regions.
> * Egress firewall rules for guest networks.
> * Resizing root and data volumes.
> * Reset SSH key to access VMs.
> * Support for EC2 Query API.
> * Auto Scaling support in conjunction with load balancing devices such
> as NetScaler.
>
> ## Downloads
>
> The official source is available from:
>
> http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html
>
> In addition to the official source code release, individual contributors
> have also made convenience binaries available. You can find links to the
> convenience binaries on the download page as well.
>
> ## About Apache CloudStack
>
> Apache CloudStack is a complete software suite for creating
> Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Target environments include
> service providers and enterprises. It is used by many service providers
> to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing services and by
> enterprises to set up a private cloud for use by their own employees.
> Apache CloudStack is also available to individuals and organizations
> that wish to study and implement an IaaS for personal, educational,
> and/or production use.
>
> Further information on Apache CloudStack can be found at
> cloudstack.apache.org.
>
> # # #
>
> Best,
>
> jzb
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> jzb@zonker.net
> Twitter: @jzb
> http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
>

+1 with the suggested tweaks.

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