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From Geralyn Miller <>
Subject RE: Fw: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check Confirmation
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:06:53 GMT
Any way we could see the copy of the entire first bullet entitled “Cloud platform”?

From: Chip Childers []
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:27 AM
To:; Sally Khudairi
Subject: Re: Fw: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact
Check Confirmation


The release date for 4.3.0 is March 25, 2014.  That needs to be corrected.  Also, you could
mention that a 4.4.1 release will be coming quite soon.

Otherwise, not much to fact check... so it looks good. ;-)


On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Sally Khudairi <<>>
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



vCloud Director

Perpetual license

Annual term license

Monthly billing




Apache CloudStack 4.3





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
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