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From Sally Khudairi>
Subject Re: Apache CloudStack Tearsheet
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:35:16 GMT
Thanks so much, I'm so glad that you like it.

Yes, of course --I'm happy to forward a copy to you! 

Please see attached (note that you might be able to receive it personally, but it might be
stripped from the mailing list).
Warmest regards,

----- Original Message -----
> From: Go Chiba <>
> To: "" <>
> Cc: "" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 11:03
> Subject: Re: Apache CloudStack Tearsheet
> Hi Sally,
> It's great!
> Can you send MS Word format? I'd like to share it with local members.
> -Go Chiba
> from my iPhone
> 2014/06/18 22:49、Sally Khudairi <> のメッセージ:
>>  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: 
>>      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 environments) 
>>      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 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+ 
> 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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