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From Sally Khudairi <>
Subject Fw: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check Confirmation
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:50:54 GMT
Hello everyone --we just received the following fact-checking request from Forrester Research.

They need our approval/corrections within 48 hours. Who is able to help with this?

Please forward your comments and I'll liaise with Mike.

Thanking you in advance,

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----- Forwarded Message -----
>From: "Caputo, Michael" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 7:33
>Subject: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check
>Hi Apache Team,
>I'm reaching out to give Apache the opportunity to correct any factual inaccuracies in
an upcoming Forrester report titled "Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Software", written by
analysts Lauren E. Nelson and Rich Fichera. 
>Apache has been included in this report in the following places, please review this information
and confirm its accuracy, including the table row with release date information, etc:
>■  Cloud platform. This is the foundational layer that abstracts existing physical
and virtual
resources and presents them as an IaaS cloud environment. Core cloud platform
capabilities include: self-service request workflow, resource management,
automated provisioning (through element automation tools), and basic resource
usage reporting. Common private cloud platforms include OpenStack, vCloud
Director, and Apache CloudStack. For enterprises looking for basic IaaS
services, a cloud platform can function as a standalone private cloud. However,
most enterprises look for additional services that are typically found in…
>■  Standalone
cloud management. Cloud management tools aren’t for cloud building but
rather for management and optimization of virtual resources across various
deployment types. Cloud management, sold separately from cloud platforms
include: Dell Cloud Manager (formerly Enstratius), RightScale, and Scalr. Unlike
cloud platforms, cloud management tools cannot exist as a standalone cloud
environment. These tools must connect into public and private cloud platforms. Enterprises
can use these tools as its primarily private cloud management portal while also
leveraging its advanced hybrid capabilities. Core cloud management capabilities
include: process automation and orchestration, cost comparisons between cloud
platforms supported, template designers, and cloud governance.  
>Vendor name Cloud management Cloud platform Software list Version release date Original
release date Customer # Estimate OpenStack CloudStack vCloud Director Perpetual license Annual
term license Monthly billing Free 
>Apache*  x Apache CloudStack 4.3 1/1/2014 5/1/2010 N/A       x 
>Please respond within 48 hours - and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact
me directly. Thanks again for taking the time to review and reply.
>Michael Caputo
>Research Associate |Infrastructure & Operations
>direct +1 617.613.6292|
>Forrester Research, Inc.
>60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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