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From Sally Khudairi>
Subject Re: Apache CloudStack Tearsheet
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:56:45 GMT
Thanks, Giles!

I'm attaching both the Word doc as well as a PDF.

Also, I'm happy to create a version in A4 formatting if needed.


----- Original Message -----
> From: Giles Sirett <>
> To: "" <>; Sally
Khudairi <>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 9:51
> Subject: RE: Apache CloudStack Tearsheet
> Sally - that’s great
> Would love a copy in MS word
> Kind Regards
> Giles
> D: +44 20 3603 0541 | M: +44 796 111 2055
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sally Khudairi []
> Sent: 18 June 2014 14:49
> To: Apache CloudStack Marketing
> Subject: Apache CloudStack Tearsheet
> 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!
> -Sally
> = = =
> 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:
> üelegant, Java-based framework
> ücompute orchestration
> üadvanced Network-as-a-Service functionality
> üuser and account management
> üa full and open native API (compatible with Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute 
> Cloud (EC2) for organizations that wish to deploy hybrid clouds)
> üresource accounting
> üchoice of first-class User Interface, command line tools, or full-featured 
> RESTful API to delegate and create self-service offerings
> üscalability (production instances with greater than 40,000 hosts in 
> geographically-distributed environments)
> üuser-led development and deployment documentation
> üsupports 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 else?]
> -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+ 
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> 3,500 Committers across six continents. For more information, visit 
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