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From Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: Announcing Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.1.0
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:54:08 GMT
Back again, with a PDF attached in case you're curious as to how it looks <g>

Cheers,
Sally
 

----- Original Message -----
> From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
> To: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>; Mark Hinkle <Mark.Hinkle@citrix.com>;
"marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 9:42
> Subject: Re: Announcing Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.1.0
> 
> Hello, everyone --a quick follow-up on this. As promised, below is the revised 
> announcement format for CloudStack-originating news.
> 
> I also have this in Word format if anyone's interested.
> 
> Thanks in advance for your help! I'm looking forward to working with you on 
> the next project announcement --is there anything coming up that we can start 
> planning for? (Yes, I know there are several events on the calendar...happy to 
> help spread the word).
> 
> Chat soon,
> Sally
> 
> = = =
> 
> Apache CloudStack™ Announces CloudMonkey v5.1.0 
> 
> Command Line Interface Tool Simplifies CloudStack Configuration and Management 
> [DATELINE] —16 May 2014—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, today announced 
> Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v5.1.0, the latest feature release of its command 
> line interface tool. 
> CloudMonkey is written in Python, and can be used both as an interactive shell 
> and as a command line tool which simplifies CloudStack c5onfiguration and 
> management. Features include: 
> -    API Discovery using sync feature, with build time API precaching for 
> failsafe sync 
> -    Raw API execution support 
> -    Reverse search using Ctrl+R 
> -    Emacs-compatible keybindings 
> -    Pipeable output 
> -    Unix shell execution 
> -    Support to handle asynchronous jobs using user defined blocking or 
> non-blocking way 
> -    Tabular or JSON output with filtering of table columns 
> -    API parameter value completion 
> CloudMonkey v5.1.0 is the next feature release of the 5.x line (first released 
> on 24 September 2013). Noteworthy improvements include support for: 
> -    version 3 of the CloudStack API signing procedure, adding security by 
> preventing replay attacks; and 
> -    session-based logins to CloudStack, simplifying initial bootstrap of the 
> CLI 
> Apache CloudStack has become the Open Source platform for 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. 
> CloudStack is in use/production at Alcatel-Lucent, ASG, Autodesk, BT Cloud, 
> Bechtle AG, China Telecom, Cloudera, DataPipe, Dell, Digital China Advanced 
> Systems, Disney, Edmunds.com, GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, Huawei, IDC 
> Frontier, Ikoula, Juniper Networks, KDDI, KT/Korea Telecom, Kyuden Infocom, 
> Kyushu University, LeaseWeb, MCPc, Microland Ltd, Nokia, NTT, NVision Group, 
> Orange, PPTV, Safe Swiss Cloud, Schuberg Philis, ShapeBlue, Shopzilla, Slovak 
> Telekom, SolidFire Storage, Stratosec, SunGard AS, Taiwan Mobile, Targus 
> Technologies, Tata, Trader Media Group, TrendMicro/TCloud Computing, TomTom, 
> University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon, WebMD, Zenoss, 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 
> CloudMonkey v5.1.0 is available immediately as a free download from 
> http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. The latest Apache CloudStack 
> release is v4.3.0, which reflects dozens of new features, bug fixes, and 
> documentation updates. 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! 
> 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, taking place November 19-21, 2014, in tandem with ApacheCon Europe. 
> To register and for more information, visit 
> http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-europe 
> 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 http://cloudstack.apache.org/ 
> and https://twitter.com/CloudStack 
> 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 
> http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter. 
> # # # 
> © The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "CloudStack", 
> "Apache CloudStack", the Apache CloudStack logo, and the Apache 
> CloudStack Cloud Monkey logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of The 
> Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of 
> their respective owners. 
> Contacts 
> Apache CloudStack 
> [FULL NAME] 
> [telephone number with country code] 
> marketing@cloudstack.apache.org 
> The Apache Software Foundation 
> Sally Khudairi 
> +1 617 921 8656 
> press@apache.org 
> 
> 
> 
>> ________________________________
> 
>>  From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>> To: Mark Hinkle <Mark.Hinkle@citrix.com>; 
> "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" 
> <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org> 
>> Sent: Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 12:05
>> Subject: Re: Announcing Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.1.0
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks, Mark.
>> 
>> 
>> Email server implosions aside, I'd like to correct this, and will have 
> something for us to work with soon.
>> 
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Sally
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> ________________________________
>>>  From: Mark Hinkle <Mark.Hinkle@citrix.com>
>>> To: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" 
> <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org> 
>>> Cc: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 11:56
>>> Subject: Re: Announcing Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.1.0
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I wouldn’t sweat it, given the current state of the Apache mail servers 
> it’s unlikely that it ended up in anyone’s inbox anyhow ;)  
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Mark
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Top-posted for the pleasure of Joe Brockmeier 
>>> yep I am feeling saucy today
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On May 21, 2014, at 11:51 AM, Chiradeep Vittal 
> <Chiradeep.Vittal@citrix.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Yes, sure. CloudStack CloudMonkey is another release of the CloudStack 
> project. We just went through the release procedure for 5.1.0, and as part of 
> the release procedure [1] we send out ANNOUNCE to announce@ , marketing@ , dev@ 
> and user@
>>>> [1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/x/2iNqAg
>>>> 
>>>> From: Sally Khudairi 
> <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com<mailto:sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>>
>>>> Reply-To: 
> "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>" 
> <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>>,

> Sally Khudairi 
> <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com<mailto:sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>>
>>>> Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:39 AM
>>>> To: 
> "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>" 
> <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>>
>>>> Subject: Re: Announcing Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.1.0
>>>> 
>>>> Wait --what is this?
>>>> 
>>>> Did this go out somewhere?
>>>> 
>>>> Please note that this is not an official ASF (Foundation) press 
> release, and therefore the ASF boilerplate and format should _not_ be used.
>>>> 
>>>> Chiradeep, if you can kindly shed some light on this, I would 
> appreciate it. I can also help with creating a communications "kit of 
> parts" that can be used specifically for CloudStack-originating 
> announcements etc.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanking you in advance,
>>>> Sally
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: Chiradeep Vittal 
> <chiradeepv@gmail.com<mailto:chiradeepv@gmail.com>>
>>>> To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org<mailto:marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
>>>> Sent: Friday, 16 May 2014, 2:25
>>>> Subject: Announcing Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.1.0
>>>> 
>>>> May 16, 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 CloudMonkey v5.1.0, 
> the latest
>>>> feature release of the CloudStack CloudMonkey command line interface 
> (CLI).
>>>> 
>>>> Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey is a command line interface (CLI) tool 
> for
>>>> CloudStack written in Python. CloudMonkey can be use both as an 
> interactive
>>>> shell and as a command line tool which simplifies CloudStack 
> configuration and
>>>> management.
>>>> 
>>>> CloudMonkey V5.1.0 is the next feature release of the 5.x line which 
> first
>>>> released on September 24, 2013. Some of the noteworthy new and 
> improved features
>>>> include:
>>>> 
>>>> - Support for version 3 of the CloudStack API signing procedure. 
> This adds
>>>>  security by preventing replay attacks.
>>>> - Support for using session-based logins to CloudStack. This 
> simplifies initial
>>>>  bootstrap of the CLI.
>>>> 
>>>> Downloads and Documentation
>>>> 
>>>> The official source code for the v5.1 release, can be downloaded 
> from the Apache
>>>> CloudStack downloads page at 
> http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. A
>>>> community maintained distribution is available at the Python Package 
> Index
>>>> (PyPi) at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/cloudmonkey/
>>>> 
>>>> Availability and Oversight
>>>> 
>>>> As with all Apache products, Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v5.1.0 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
>>>> Project¹s 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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