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From Sally Khudairi>
Subject Apache CloudStack Tearsheet
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:49:04 GMT
Hello, everyone --

As part of my working with media/analysts on All Things Apache, and the inclusion of Apache
CloudStack to my list of "hot" and newsworthy items, I've created a tearsheet that can be
used as a leave behind (digitally or physically) as well as a quick point of reference.

Below is the plaintext version; I'm also happy to forward a Word or ODF or PDF 
format to
you upon request.

Also, if you are aware of additional users/deployments that are not listed below, do let me
know :-)

Thanks in advance for your continued support!

= = =

Introducing Apache CloudStack™ 
The mature, Open Source turnkey software platform used for creating Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS) cloud computing in private-, public-, and hybrid cloud environments. 
Faster to the Cloud 
As organizations move towards cloud computing services to alleviate the burden of managing/maintaining
legacy systems, equipment, and networking, many are choosing IaaS solutions to help reduce
costs whilst minimizing business layer repercussions. ZDNet projects that enterprises will
spend $650M for enterprise public cloud IaaS by 2018. 
To facilitate the cloud transition, IaaS combines compute and cloud storage, where the hardware
(or virtual machines), computing power, cooling, and networking are outsourced; users of IaaS
solutions control the stack required to operate it, such as the operating system, virtual
machines, storage, database servers, Web servers, load-balancing, monitoring, reporting, logging,
middleware, hardware/software upgrades, patches, security fixes, licensing, etc. 
The cloud offers massive computing power. The challenge, however, is that many of today's
cloud management platforms are cumbersome and difficult to deploy, making it an often frustrating
and resource-intensive investment. 
Apache CloudStack is designed to deploy quickly and manage large networks of virtual machines
as a highly available, highly scalable cloud computing platform. CloudStack integrates easily
with other technologies, and includes the entire "stack" of features most organizations are
seeking with an IaaS cloud: 
	elegant, Java-based framework 
	compute orchestration 
	advanced Network-as-a-Service functionality 
	user and account management 
	a full and open native API (compatible with Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud
(EC2) for organizations that wish to deploy hybrid clouds) 
	resource accounting 
	choice of first-class User Interface, command line tools, or full-featured RESTful API
to delegate and create self-service offerings 
	scalability (production instances with greater than 40,000 hosts in geographically-distributed
	user-led development and deployment documentation 
	supports the most popular hypervisors (including VMware, KVM, XenServer, Xen Cloud Platform
(XCM), and Hyper-V to run the virtual machines as guests) 
Apache CloudStack: The Cloud That Just Works! 
"CloudStack is gaining better 'real world' adoption … because it's actually usable in its
current form without special effort" 
–Gartner Group 
Apache CloudStack is widely used in production by many service providers to set up on-demand,
elastic public cloud computing services, as well as enterprises to set up a private or hybrid
cloud for use by their own employees. In addition, CloudStack is available to individuals
and organizations that wish to study and implement an IaaS for personal, educational, and/or
production use. 
Apache CloudStack users power billions of dollars' worth of business transactions annually
across their clouds, and benefit from: 
-	Proven technology –CloudStack is among the earliest IaaS solutions developed, with many
long-term, large deployments that prove its stability and scalability 
-	Stable codebase –the latest release reflects more than 1.5M lines of code from 170 contributors

-	Easy deployment –a Fortune 50 multinational had CloudStack up, running, and usable within
in a single day, as opposed to weeks using competing IaaS solutions 
-	Highly scalable –CloudStack’s orchestration platforms have been used to scale to [@@what
is the right/best example to use here? Uri Cohen’s 200K concurrent users at peak? Something
-	Flexibility –CloudStack is designed to handle the spectrum of application/cloud styles
that span "legacy virtualization" through "cloud-native" style workloads, depending on how
the cloud operator designs the infrastructure environment(s) and configures CloudStack to
offer services 
-	Reliability –CloudStack accommodates for redundancy and resiliency, providing faster recovery
and response time; Europe’s first CloudStack deployment has been running consecutively for
over 14 months at 100% uptime 
-	Robust community –openly developed "The Apache Way", CloudStack is overseen by a diverse,
active, meritocratic community 
CloudStack originated at, 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. 
Global Footprint 
Since its introduction nearly six years ago, Apache CloudStack has become the go-to Open Source
platform for a wide range of users such as 1 degreenorth, 5th Planet, Accudata Systems, Acentrix,
 Add Value, Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, Anolim, Apalia, Appcore, Appdel, AppSphere, Ascenty, ASG,
AST Modular, Autodesk, AXEKA, Axelaris, Backbone Technology, BT Cloud, BT Engage IT, Bechtle
AG, Business Connexion, CANCOM, Centracon, CentralWay, China Telecom, Citrix, Clavis IT, Cloud3,
Cloudera, CloudOps, COMBIS, COMLINE Computer + Softwarelösungen, COMPAREX, Comping, Computer
Services Group, Contegix, Control Circle, Convergence Group, Datacentrix, DataPipe, Dell,
Digital China Advanced Systems, Disney, e-Contact,, Entisys Solutions, Evry, EXA
Serve, Exoscale, Experteq IT Services, FPG Technologies & Solutions, Fritz & Macziol,
GreenQloud, Grid'5000, Hokkaido University, Homeaway, Hostbill, Huawei, IDC Frontier, Ikoula,
IndiQus Technologies, InMobi,
 ISWest, Joe’s Cloud Computing, Juniper Networks, KDDI, KocSistem, Kommunale Informatoinsverarbeitung
Baden-Franken, KT/Korea Telecom, Kumo, Kyuden Infocom, Kyushu University, LCS, LeaseWeb, Makro
Factory oHG, MCPc, Microland Ltd, NAMU Tech, NEOS, Networkers AG, Nokia, NTT, NVision Group,
OpenERP, Orange, OverBright, Ozona Consulting, PCextreme, PosAm, PPTV, PromonLogicalis, Proteus,
RedBridge, Redapt, Safe Swiss Cloud, Scalr, Schuberg Philis, sepago GmbH, ShapeBlue, Shopzilla,
Slovak Telekom, SoftLayer, SoftwareONE, SolidFire Storage, Stratosec, SunGard AS, SwiftStack,
Taiwan Mobile, Targus Technologies, Tata, TNTG Limited, Trader Media Group, TrendMicro/TCloud
Computing, Tendril, TomTom, UniSystems, University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo,
Verizon, Xtendsys, WebMD, Zenoss, and Zynga, among others. 
Products + Availability 
The latest Apache CloudStack release is v4.3.0, which reflects dozens of new features, bug
fixes, and documentation updates. Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v5.1.0 is the latest feature
release of its command line interface tool. As with all Apache products, 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! 
Underscoring the ASF's edict of "Community over Code", Apache CloudStack boasts a very diverse
and open community comprising participants from around the globe. All contributors are on
an equal footing, whether they are writing code or helping with other aspects of the project.

The many ways to get involved with the Apache CloudStack community include participating online
on mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps, developer trainings, and user
events. Information on the CloudStack community can be found at
and @CloudStack on Twitter. 
Catch CloudStack in action at the next CloudStack Collaboration Conference, the official user/developer
conference of the Apache CloudStack community, taking place November 19 - 21, 2014, in tandem
with ApacheCon Europe. To register and for more information, visit
and follow conference updates at @CCCEU14 on Twitter. 
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 and 
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) 
Apache products power half the Internet, exabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions
of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers world-wide. Established
in 1999 to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations "The Apache Way", the ASF
oversees 170+ projects led by an all-volunteer community of over 400 individual Members and
3,500 Committers across six continents. For more information, visit
or follow @TheASF on Twitter. 
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