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From Geralyn Miller <geralyn.mil...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check Confirmation
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:58:54 GMT
Thanks.

From: Sally Khudairi [mailto:sallykhudairi@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:11 PM
To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: Fwd: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check
Confirmation

Geralyn and team --here you go!

[From the mobile; please excuse spelling/spacing errors and brevity]

----- Forwarded message -----
From: "Caputo, Michael" <mcaputo@forrester.com<mailto:mcaputo@forrester.com>>
To: "Sally Khudairi" <sk@apache.org<mailto:sk@apache.org>>
Cc: "press@apache.org<mailto:press@apache.org>" <press@apache.org<mailto:press@apache.org>>
Subject: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check
Confirmation
Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 14:26

Hi Sally,

Thanks for the note - and yes that's fine, I've pasted the rest of the entries below - please
bear in mind that this report is a work in progress so it is not fully complete. I have some
updates for you all on this process:

-We've pushed the deadline out to a week instead of 48 hours. Given that its Labor Day weekend,
we'd like responses by Wednesday 9/3 if at all possible.

-Please note that this is a follow up report to our "Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Overview"
report which will be going live later this week. This is not an evaluation piece, but rather
a reference point for our enterprise customers on your solution listed, along with 20+ other
software only private cloud solutions. In this report, we break down terminology between cloud
platforms, cloud management, and full private cloud suites and the functionality contained
within each.

-Additionally, please be advised that we will NOT be accepting briefings as part of this report
process. You are welcome to schedule a briefing through our briefings team, but this will
not delay publication of this report. Please provide feedback using this survey (link here<https://docs.google.com/a/forrester.com/forms/d/14rNeDu9R5mR6OD_8qxcOHYUm7ZOkDEIR-qB8uSNUh3s/viewform?usp=send_form>).
We will NOT be accepting feedback via email or phone inquiry.

I hope this information is helpful, please reach out to me directly if you have any questions
at all!

Best,
Mike

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

ASG

x

x

ASG CloudFactory v 7.3.1

12/1/2013

2/1/2012

120+

x

x

BMC

x

x

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management v4.0, BMC Cloud Operations Manager v9.01

5/1/2014

4/1/2009

200

x

CA

x

x

CA Automation Suite for Clouds v1.6

6/1/2011

6/1/2014

200+

x

Cisco

x

x

Cisco Intelligent Automation Center, Cisco UCS Director

Jan. 2014/ Dec. 2013

Jan. 2011/ 2009

100+

x

Citrix

x

x

Citrix CloudPlatform, Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0

June 2010/June 2011

March 2014/May 2014

200+

x

x

CliQr

x

CliQr CloudCenter

2014

6/1/2012

40

x

Cloudscaling

x

x

Cloudscaling Open Cloud System 2.6

2014

2014

5+

x

x

Connectloud

x

x

Connectloud uCloud v2.0

10/1/2013

6/1/2013

>10

x

Dell

x

Dell Cloud Manager (formerly Enstratius)

100+

x

x

x

Egenera

x

x

Egenera Cloud Suite

6/1/2012

> 100

x

Embotics

x

x

Embotics Cloud Management Software

4/1/2014

11/1/2007

70+

x

eNovance

x

x

eNovance Private Cloud

10+

x

x

Eucalyptus*

x

Eucalyptus

5/1/2008

100+

x

HP

x

x

HP CloudSystem Enterprise Suite, HP Helion

April 2014, May 2014

March 2013, May 2014

250+

x

x

x

Huawei

x

x

Huawei FusionSphere

8/1/2014

8/1/2011

200+

x

x

IBM

x

x

IBM Service Delivery Manager v7.2.4, IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator, IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack

December 2012, November 2013, May 2014

August 2010, April 2013, May 2014

250+

x

x

x

Microsoft

x

x

Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1

10/1/2013

9/1/2012

126+

x

Mirantis

x

x

Mirantis OpenStack 4.0

12/1/2013

100

x

x

NetIQ

x

x

NetIQ Cloud Manager

4/1/2014

9/1/2010

10

x

OpenStack*

x

OpenStack Nova, OpenStack

4/1/2014

10/1/2010

N/A

x

x

Oracle

x

x

Oracle Enterprise Manager

6/1/2014

August 2011 (for 12c, Release 1)

50+

x

Piston Cloud

x

x

Piston OpenStack 3.0

2/1/2014

1/1/2012

10+

x

x

Rackspace

x

x

Rackspace Private Cloud

Apr. 2013?

100+

x

x

Red Hat

x

x

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

1/1/2014

6/1/2013

100+

x

x

Rightscale

x

Rightscale Cloud Manager, Rightscale Analytics

April 2014, November 2013

2008, November 2013

700+

x

Scalr*

x

Scalr Private Cloud Management for Private Clouds

7/1/2014

4/1/2008

20+

x

x

SUSE

x

x

SUSE Cloud 3

2/1/2014

8/1/2012

40+

x

x

Ubuntu*

x

x

Ubuntu OpenStack

4/1/2014

4/1/2011

30+

x

x

x

Virtustream

x

x

xStream Cloud Management

7/1/2014

3/1/2010

< 20

x

VMware

x

x

VMware vCloud Enterprise Suite featuring VMware vCOPS 5.8, VMware vCAC 6.0

September 2013, December 2013

Sept. 2012/ Sept. 2012, original release date for vCS 5.5 was Sept. 2013

250+

x

x







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On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org<mailto:sk@apache.org>>
wrote:
Hello again, Mike.

The Apache CloudStack are asking if there is any way they could see the copy of the entire
first bullet entitled “Cloud platform”? Would that be possible?

Thanking you in advance,
Sally

= = = = =
vox +1 617 921 8656
skype sallykhudairi

________________________________
From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org<mailto:sk@apache.org>>
To: "Caputo, Michael" <mcaputo@forrester.com<mailto:mcaputo@forrester.com>>; "press@apache.org<mailto:press@apache.org>"
<press@apache.org<mailto:press@apache.org>>
Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 7:49
Subject: Re: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check
Confirmation

Thanks so much, Mike.

I'll run this by the Apache CloudStack team and will get back to you with any comments.

Cheers & chat soon,
Sally

= = = = =
vox +1 617 921 8656
skype sallykhudairi

________________________________
From: "Caputo, Michael" <mcaputo@forrester.com<mailto:mcaputo@forrester.com>>
To: press@apache.org<mailto:press@apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 7:33
Subject: ACTION Requested - Forrester Research Private Cloud Software Report - Fact Check
Confirmation

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.

Best,
Mike



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Michael Caputo
Research Associate | Infrastructure & Operations
direct +1 617.613.6292 |
mcaputo@forrester.com<mailto:mcaputo@forrester.com>

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