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From Chip Childers <chipchild...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache CloudStack 4.3.0 Released
Date Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:05:23 GMT
Announcing Apache CloudStack 4.3.0

Tue Mar 25 2014 09:47:06 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Flexible, scalable, Open Source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) used
by organizations such as Zynga, Datapipe, and ISWest, among others, for
creating, managing, and deploying public, private, and hybrid Cloud
Computing environments

Forest Hill, MD --25 March 2014-- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170
Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache CloudStack
v4.3, the latest feature release of the CloudStack cloud orchestration
platform.

Apache CloudStack is an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public,
private, and hybrid cloud environments. CloudStack includes an intuitive
user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking,
software, and storage infrastructure resources. CloudStack became an
Apache Top-level Project (TLP) in March 2013. "We are proud to announce
CloudStack v4.3," said Hugo Trippaers, Vice President of Apache
CloudStack. "This release represents over six months of work from the
Apache CloudStack community with many new and improved features."

Under The Hood

CloudStack V4.3 is the next feature release of the 4.x line which first
released on November 6, 2012. Some of the noteworthy new and improved
features include:

- Support for Microsoft Hyper-V - Apache CloudStack can now manage Hyper-V
  hypervisors in addition to KVM, XenServer, VMware, LXC, and Bare Metal
- Juniper OpenContrail integration - OpenContrail is a software defined
  networking controller from Juniper that CloudStack now integrates with
  to provide SDN services
- SSL Termination support for guest VMs - Apache CloudStack can configure
  and manage SSL termination in certain load balancer devices
- Palo Alto Firewall integration - Apache CloudStack can now manage and
  configure Palo Alto firewalls
- Remote access VPN for VPC networks - CloudStack's remote access VPN is
  now available for Virtual Private Cloud networks
- Site to Site VPN between VRs - CloudStack now allows site-to-site VPN
  connectivity to it's virtual routing devices. This permits your cloud
  computing environment to appear as a natural extension of your local
  network, or for you to easily interconnect multiple environments
- VXLAN support expansion to include KVM - CloudStack's support for
  integrating VXLAN, the network virtualization technology that attempts
  to ameliorate scalability problems with traditional networking
- SolidFire plugin extension to support KVM and hypervisor snapshots for
  XenServer and ESX - SolidFire provides guaranteed Storage Quality of
  Service at the Virtual Machine level
- Dynamic Compute offering - CloudStack now has the ability to dynamically
  scale the resources assigned to a running virtual machine instance for
  those hypervisors which support it

Downloads and Documentation

The official source code for the v4.3 release, as well as individual
contributors' convenience binaries, can be downloaded from the Apache
CloudStack downloads page at http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html

The CloudStack 4.2 release includes over 110 issues from 4.2.0 and
4.2.1, including fixes for object storage support, documentation, and
more. A full list of corrected issues and upgrade instructions are
available in the Release Notes
http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes

Official installation, administration, and API documentation for each
release is available at http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/en/latest/
Apache CloudStack in Action

Join members of the Apache CloudStack community at the CloudStack
Collaboration Conference, taking place 9-11 April 2014 immediately
following ApacheCon. For more information, visit
http://cloudstackcollab.org

Availability and Oversight

As with all Apache products, Apache CloudStack v4.3 is released under
the Apache License v2.0, and 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. For documentation and ways to become
involved with Apache CloudStack, visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than one
hundred and seventy leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP
Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's
meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 400 individual
Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely
available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users
worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the
Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official
user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3)
charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate
sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook,
Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg,
Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo.

For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on
Twitter.

"Apache", "CloudStack", "Apache CloudStack", and "ApacheCon" are
trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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