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From Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re: press release for 4.4]
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:43:31 GMT
H Sally,

rcovering from http://kmdironmancopenhagen.com ;) fyi:
https://plus.google.com/+DaanHoogland/posts/PvrxLdVUSPP

I will first go through the backlog of personal, ACS and Schuberg Philis
mail and then start working on the release. I think it will be september.

regards,
Daan


On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 6:16 PM, Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
wrote:

> Hey Leo! Thanks so much for your note. What a fun surprise to hear from
> you <g>
>
> No worries --we have no rush, and I'm happy to wait until we're ready to
> go live.
>
> Best to ensure we're buttoned up. And for holidays to be over. Daan's
> being a triathlete is amazing!
>
> I'll remain on standby. Feel free to ping me if you need anything.
>
> Warmly,
> Sally
>
> = = = = =
> vox +1 617 921 8656
> skype sallykhudairi
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Leo Simons <LSimons@schubergphilis.com>
> > To: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>;
> Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
> > Cc: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>; Aaron Delp <
> aaron.delp@solidfire.com>; "mrhinkle@gmail.com" <mrhinkle@gmail.com>;
> Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>; Giles Sirett <
> giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org" <hugo@apache.org>;
> Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>
> > Sent: Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:45
> > Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> press release for 4.4]
> >
> > Hi Sally! *wave*
> >
> > As I understand it the decision is to wait with further
> announcements/press
> > until 4.4.1 is out.
> >
> > Daan is on “holiday” (if you can call doing a triathlon a holiday) and
> > unfortunately he didn’t _quite_ get the 4.4.1 release candidate out in
> time, so,
> > I _believe_ this is still stalled until at least early next week,
> probably
> > longer, i.e. until Daan has time to churn out the 4.4.1 and get it
> released
> > (perhaps sooner if someone else picks it up, but I don’t think that’s
> likely to
> > happen).
> >
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> >
> > Leo
> >
> > On Aug 23, 2014, at 2:49 AM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >>  Hi folks --just checking in on this.
> >>
> >>  Any update(s)?
> >>
> >>  Thanks so much,
> >>  Sally
> >>
> >>
> >>  From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>  To: Aaron Delp <aaron.delp@solidfire.com>
> >>  Cc: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>;
> > "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; "mrhinkle@gmail.com"
> > <mrhinkle@gmail.com>; Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>; Giles
> > Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>
> >>  Sent: Thursday, 7 August 2014, 12:02
> >>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> press
> > release for 4.4]
> >>
> >>  Thanks so much, Aaron.
> >>
> >>  The press release is still on hold until we receive an update from Daan
> > regarding the software update.
> >>
> >>  Kind regards,
> >>  Sally
> >>
> >>  = = = = =
> >>  vox +1 617 921 8656
> >>  skype sallykhudairi
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  From: Aaron Delp <aaron.delp@solidfire.com>
> >>  To: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>  Cc: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>;
> > "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; "mrhinkle@gmail.com"
> > <mrhinkle@gmail.com>; Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>; Giles
> > Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>
> >>  Sent: Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:44
> >>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> press
> > release for 4.4]
> >>
> >>  Not sure if this ever went out but we went live late yesterday with a
> > SolidFire and CloudStack blog for version 4.4
> >>
> >>
> >
> http://www.solidfire.com/blog/increasing-storage-performance-provisioning-flexibility-in-apache-cloudstack/
> >>
> >>  Aaron Delp
> >>  Cloud Solutions Architect, SolidFire Inc.
> >>  e: aaron.delp@solidfire.com
> >>  c: 919-561-7904
> >>  t: @aarondelp
> >>  Advancing the way the world uses the cloud™
> >>
> >>  This e-mail transmission and any documents, files or previous e-mail
> > messages attached to it, may be privileged and confidential and is
> intended only
> > for the use of the intended recipient of this message. If you are not the
> > intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the
> intended
> > recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, disclosure,
> retention,
> > copying, dissemination, distribution or use of any of the information
> contained
> > in, or attached to this e-mail transmission is strictly  prohibited. If
> you have
> > received this transmission in error, please immediately notify me by
> return
> > email or by telephone at the above number and delete the message and its
> > attachments.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>  Thanks, Daan. I'm holding and standing by.
> >>
> >>  Here's hoping you are able to enjoy the weekend!
> >>
> >>  -Sally
> >>
> >>  [From the mobile; please excuse spelling/spacing errors and brevity]
> >>
> >>  ----- Reply message -----
> >>  From: "Daan Hoogland" <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>
> >>  To: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>  Cc: "Aaron Delp" <aaron.delp@solidfire.com>,
> > "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>, "Mark R. Hinkle"
> > <mrhinkle@gmail.com>, "Robyn Bergeron"
> > <rbergero@redhat.com>, "Giles Sirett"
> > <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>, "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>, "Pierre-Luc Dion" <pdion@cloudops.com>
> >>  Subject: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re: press
> > release for 4.4]
> >>  Date: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 16:36
> >>
> >>  Sally, please hold on to this. There are problems with this release
> that
> > might make us advice against using it.
> >>
> >>
> >>  On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>  That's wonderful, Aaron. Thank you so much!
> >>
> >>  Warmly,
> >>  Sally
> >>
> >>
> >>  From: Aaron Delp <aaron.delp@solidfire.com>
> >>  To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org; Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>  Cc: "press@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <press@cloudstack.apache.org>; Mark R. Hinkle <mrhinkle@gmail.com>;
> > Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>; Daan Hoogland
> > <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>; Giles Sirett
> > <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>; ASF
> > Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org>
> >>  Sent: Friday, 1 August 2014, 13:46
> >>
> >>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> press
> > release for 4.4]
> >>
> >>  SolidFire is working on a blog post that will accompany this and link
> back
> > to it. Look for it shortly after launch as soon as I get it through
> company
> > edits on my side.
> >>
> >>  Aaron Delp
> >>  Cloud Solutions Architect, SolidFire Inc.
> >>  e: aaron.delp@solidfire.com
> >>  c: 919-561-7904
> >>  t: @aarondelp
> >>  Advancing the way the world uses the cloud™
> >>
> >>  This e-mail transmission and any documents, files or previous e-mail
> > messages attached to it, may be privileged and confidential and is
> intended only
> > for the use of the intended recipient of this message. If you are not the
> > intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the
> intended
> > recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, disclosure,
> retention,
> > copying, dissemination, distribution or use of any of the information
> contained
> > in, or attached to this e-mail transmission is strictly  prohibited. If
> you have
> > received this transmission in error, please immediately notify me by
> return
> > email or by telephone at the above number and delete the message and its
> > attachments.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>  Hello again! Below is the revised draft in the "CloudStack Project
> > Announcement" format, and incorporating Mark's edits.
> >>
> >>  Please forward any comments/corrections/additions no later than 6PM ET
> on
> > Monday 4 August, so we can go live the following morning.
> >>
> >>  Thanking you in advance,
> >>  Sally
> >>
> >>  = = =
> >>
> >>  [APACHE CLOUDSTACK LOGO]
> >>
> >>  Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.4
> >>
> >>  Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software platform
> boasts
> > improved efficiency and performance.
> >>
> >>  [DATELINE] —05 August 2014—The Apache CloudStack project today
> announced
> > the immediate availability of Apache CloudStack v4.4, the latest version
> of the
> > turnkey Open Source cloud computing software platform used for creating
> > private-, public-, and hybrid cloud environments.
> >>
> >>  Apache CloudStack clouds enable billions of dollars' worth of business
> > transactions annually across their clouds, and its maturity and
> stability has
> > led it to has become the Open Source platform for many service providers
> to set
> > up on-demand, elastic public cloud computing services, as well as
> enterprises
> > and others to set up a private or hybrid cloud for use by their own
> employees.
> >>
> >>  Lauded by Gartner Group, CloudStack includes an intuitive user
> interface
> > and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage
> > infrastructure resources.
> >>
> >>  CloudStack v4.4 reflects dozens of new features and improvements,
> > including:
> >>  -    Improved Storage Management
> >>  -    Virtual Private Cloud tiers can now span guest networks and
> > availability zones
> >>  -    Support for VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
> >>  -    Improved Support for Hyper-V Zones, VPC and Storage Migration
> >>
> >>  A complete overview of all new enhancements can be found in the project
> > release notes at
> >
> http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/latest/about.html
> >>
> >>  CloudStack has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and
> is in
> > use/production at Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, BT Cloud, China Telecom,
> DataPipe,
> > Edmunds.com, Exoscale, GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier,
> Ikoula,
> > KDDI, KT/Korea Telecom, LeaseWeb, NTT, Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg
> Philis,
> > Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, SunGard AS, Taiwan Mobile, Tata, Trader Media
> Group,
> > TomTom, University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon, WebMD
> and
> > Zynga, among others.
> >>
> >>  CloudStack originated at Cloud.com, 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.
> >>
> >>  Availability
> >>  CloudStack v4.4 is available immediately as a free download from
> > http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. 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!
> >>  Apache CloudStack welcomes contribution and community participation
> through
> > mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps, developer
> trainings,
> > and user events. Catch CloudStack in action at the following events:
> >>
> >>  -    20th Japan CloudStack User Group MeetUp, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
> >>  1 August 2014 @cloudstackja | http://lanyrd.com/2014/csstudy20/
> >>  -    CloudOpen North America, Chicago, Illinois, United States
> >>  20-22 August 2014
> > http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-north-america
> >>  -    CloudStack Collaboration Conference --the official user/developer
> > conference of the Apache CloudStack community-- Budapest, Hungary
> >>  19-21 November 2014 @CCCEU14 |
> >
> http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-europe
> >>
> >>  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
> > http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack
> >>
> >>  # # #
> >>
> >>  © The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache",
> > "CloudStack", "Apache CloudStack", the Apache CloudStack
> > logo, and the Apache CloudStack Cloud Monkey logo are registered
> trademarks or
> > trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and
> trademarks
> > are the property of their respective owners.
> >>
> >>  Contacts
> >>  Apache CloudStack
> >>  [FULL NAME]
> >>  [telephone number with country code]
> >>  marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
> >>
> >>  The Apache Software Foundation
> >>  Sally Khudairi
> >>  +1 617 921 8656
> >>  press@apache.org
> >>
> >>
> >>  From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com.INVALID>
> >>  To: Mark R. Hinkle <mrhinkle@gmail.com>
> >>  Cc: "press@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <press@cloudstack.apache.org>; "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; Robyn Bergeron
> > <rbergero@redhat.com>; Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>;
> > Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>; ASF
> > Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org>
> >>  Sent: Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:44
> >>
> >>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> press
> > release for 4.4]
> >>
> >>  Perfect. Thank you, Mark!
> >>
> >>  I'll start dovetailing your edits with the CloudStack Announcement
> > format.
> >>
> >>  Warm regards,
> >>  Sally
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  From: Mark R. Hinkle <mrhinkle@gmail.com>
> >>  To: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>  Cc: "press@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <press@cloudstack.apache.org>; "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; Robyn Bergeron
> > <rbergero@redhat.com>; Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>;
> > Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>; ASF
> > Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org>
> >>  Sent: Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:37
> >>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> press
> > release for 4.4]
> >>
> >>  I think the tone should indicate continued momentum of the ACS project
> just
> > because the boilerplate format sometimes makes it hard to stand out.
> >>
> >>>  - Apache CloudStack (the project), where the format would follow what
> I
> > had created for the CloudMonkey news release; or
> >>  Regards, Mark
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  On Jul 30, 2014, at 12:21 PM, Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>>  Hi there --just checking in to see if there's been any
> > discussion/decision on this, as it will help drive the proper "tone"
> > for the announcement.
> >>>
> >>>  Thanking you in advance,
> >>>  Sally
> >>>
> >>>  = = = = =
> >>>  vox +1 617 921 8656
> >>>  skype sallykhudairi
> >>>
> >>>  From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com.INVALID>
> >>>  To: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; Mark R. Hinkle
> > <mrhinkle@gmail.com>; "press@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <press@cloudstack.apache.org>; Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>>  Cc: Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>; Daan Hoogland
> > <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>; Giles Sirett
> > <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>; ASF
> > Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org>
> >>>  Sent: Monday, 28 July 2014, 14:54
> >>>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> > press release for 4.4]
> >>>
> >>>  Just to clarify --we can issue this as an announcement from either:
> >>>
> >>>  - Apache CloudStack (the project), where the format would follow what
> I
> > had created for the CloudMonkey news release; or
> >>>  - The ASF, where the format would follow our "major Apache project
> > milestones" outline, so the content will have more formal boilerplate,
> etc.
> >>>
> >>>  Your choice; I'm happy to help either way. Mark's comments on
> > the draft made me realize that I had both hats on during the drafting
> process.
> >>>
> >>>  Thanks for your patience,
> >>>  Sally
> >>>
> >>>  = = = = =
> >>>  vox +1 617 921 8656
> >>>  skype sallykhudairi
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>  From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>>  To: Mark R. Hinkle <mrhinkle@gmail.com>;
> > "press@cloudstack.apache.org" <press@cloudstack.apache.org>
> >>>  Cc: Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>;
> > "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; Daan Hoogland
> > <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>; Giles Sirett
> > <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>; ASF
> > Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org>
> >>>  Sent: Monday, 28 July 2014, 14:13
> >>>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> > press release for 4.4]
> >>>
> >>>  Thanks, Mark. I appreciate your editorial input!
> >>>
> >>>  I'll take a peek and the googledoc and will follow-up online.
> >>>
> >>>  Kind regards,
> >>>  Sally
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>  From: Mark R. Hinkle <mrhinkle@gmail.com>
> >>>  To: press@cloudstack.apache.org; Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> >>>  Cc: Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>;
> > "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; Daan Hoogland
> > <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>; Giles Sirett
> > <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "hugo@apache.org"
> > <hugo@apache.org>; Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>; ASF
> > Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org>
> >>>  Sent: Monday, 28 July 2014, 14:10
> >>>  Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re:
> > press release for 4.4]
> >>>
> >>>  IMHO the wording is a little awkward given the inputs from so many
> > people in working on our messaging. I took a shot at making it read a
> little
> > smoother in this edition. Not a final draft just a more easily digested
> version
> > with my comments and some questions.
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-PNizgMsvPLbhKLwXv2ntSQpIbl0PcHp1-ac38nq5Q8/edit?usp=sharing\
> >>>
> >>>  I also think the list of users is too comprehensive I pared that down
> > and put it into a project boilerplate I think we should pare it down
> farther as
> > I am proud of our users it does make things a bit hard to read.
> >>>
> >>>  Regards, Mark
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>  On Jul 28, 2014, at 12:58 PM, Sally Khudairi
> > <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com.INVALID> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>  > Thanks, Robyn --having a community-oriented quote would be
> > fantastic, and always a good idea.
> >>>  >
> >>>  > We often use this hook in our call-to-action closings; examples at
> > [1], [2], and [3] are the most recent.
> >>>  >
> >>>  > I'll see what I can pull up on the Gartner quote. IIRC,
> > it's from a couple of years ago.
> >>>  >
> >>>  > Cheers & chat soon,
> >>>  > Sally
> >>>  >
> >>>  > + apologies for top-posting: running to a meeting and wanted to
> > get this out sooner rather than later.
> >>>  >
> >>>  > [1]
> >
> https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces60
> >>>  > [2]
> >
> https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces59
> >>>  > [3]
> >
> https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces58
> >>>  >
> >>>  > = = = = =
> >>>  > vox +1 617 921 8656
> >>>  > skype sallykhudairi
> >>>  >
> >>>  >
> >>>  >> ________________________________
> >>>  >> From: Robyn Bergeron <rbergero@redhat.com>
> >>>  >> To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org; Sally Khudairi
> > <sk@apache.org>
> >>>  >> Cc: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>; Giles
> > Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; hugo@apache.org; Pierre-Luc Dion
> > <pdion@cloudops.com>; Apache CloudStack Press Team
> > <press@cloudstack.apache.org>; ASF Marketing & Publicity
> > <press@apache.org>
> >>>  >> Sent: Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:49
> >>>  >> Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4
> > [was Re: press release for 4.4]
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>  >>> From: "Sally Khudairi" <sk@apache.org>
> >>>  >>> To: "Daan Hoogland"
> > <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>, "Giles Sirett"
> > <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>, hugo@apache.org
> >>>  >>> Cc: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org, "Pierre-Luc
> > Dion" <pdion@cloudops.com>, "Apache CloudStack Press Team"
> >>>  >>> <press@cloudstack.apache.org>, "ASF Marketing
> > & Publicity" <press@apache.org>
> >>>  >>> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 9:04:57 AM
> >>>  >>> Subject: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4
> > [was Re: press release for 4.4]
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Hello again! As promised, please review the initial draft
> > below and forward
> >>>  >>> any comments/corrections/additions.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Hugo, I'd also love a quote from you, as well as any
> > supporting quotes from
> >>>  >>> the community (let's limit this to no more than 3-5).
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Thanks in advance for your help with this.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> - Sally
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> + copying press@cloudstack.a.o as well as press@apache.org
> > to keep everyone
> >>>  >>> in the loop. I'd like to move the final editing
> > process over to press@ once
> >>>  >>> comments/quotes are received.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> = = =
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™
> > CloudStack™ v4.4
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source IaaS Cloud computing
> > software platform now
> >>>  >>> more efficient, with improved storage, monitoring,
> > resource scheduling,
> >>>  >>> virtualization, and performance.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Forest Hill, MD –NN August 2014– The Apache Software
> > Foundation (ASF), the
> >>>  >>> all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more
> > than 170 Open
> >>>  >>> Source projects and initiatives, announced today the
> > availability of Apache™
> >>>  >>> CloudStack™ v4.4, the mature, Open Source turnkey software
> > platform used for
> >>>  >>> creating Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud
> > computing in private-,
> >>>  >>> public-, and hybrid cloud environments.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> "QUOTE," said Hugo Trippaers, Vice President of
> > Apache CloudStack. "MORE FROM
> >>>  >>> HUGO."
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >> Not to put words in Hugo's mouth (ha ha) - as he of course
> > may have his own ideas - but just a suggestion...
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >> Much of the press release focuses on what's new/features,
> > and that it's "enterprise ready" with a long list of companies
> > implementing - and a bit light on the community angle, outside of the
> info on
> > the wider apache foundation community.
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >> While I know it's a bit tricky, given that folks are
> > contributing "as individuals" - but somehow highlighting that the work
> > in the release continues to reflect the increasing community
> participation and
> > contributions by a diverse group of developers and operators seems like
> it might
> > ... highlight a nice unified community feeling :)
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Apache CloudStack users power billions of dollars'
> > worth of business
> >>>  >>> transactions annually across their clouds, and has become
> > the Open Source
> >>>  >>> platform for 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.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Lauded by Gartner Group as "a solid product",
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >> Is a citation/permission needed for this? (At least, a year,
> > or "in their yearly report," or something a bit more concrete seems
> > like it would have more authenticity.)
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >> -robyn
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >> 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.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> CloudStack v4.4 reflects dozens of new features and
> > improvements, including
> >>>  >>> root disk resize and storage management, support for DRS
> > VMware and
> >>>  >>> Microsoft Windows Hyper-V, Virtual Router notification,
> > and 135 bug fixes,
> >>>  >>> as detailed in the release notes
> >>>  >>>
> >
> http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/latest/
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> CloudStack is in use/production at Alcatel-Lucent, ASG,
> > Autodesk, BT Cloud,
> >>>  >>> Bechtle AG, China Telecom, Cloudera, DataPipe, Dell,
> > Digital China Advanced
> >>>  >>> Systems, Disney, Edmunds.com, Exoscale, GreenQloud,
> > Hokkaido University,
> >>>  >>> Huawei, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, Juniper Networks, KDDI,
> > KT/Korea Telecom,
> >>>  >>> Kyuden Infocom, Kyushu University, LeaseWeb, MCPc,
> > Microland Ltd, Nokia,
> >>>  >>> NTT, NVision Group, Orange, PCextreme, PPTV, Safe Swiss
> > Cloud, Schuberg
> >>>  >>> Philis, ShapeBlue, Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, SolidFire
> > Storage, Stratosec,
> >>>  >>> SunGard AS, Taiwan Mobile, Targus Technologies, Tata,
> > Trader Media Group,
> >>>  >>> TrendMicro/TCloud Computing, TomTom, University of
> > Melbourne, University of
> >>>  >>> Sao Paolo, Verizon, WebMD, Zenoss, and Zynga, among
> > others.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> [@@CLOSING QUOTE FROM HUGO.]
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Catch Apache CloudStack in action at the 20th Japan
> > CloudStack User Group
> >>>  >>> MeetUp (Osaka Prefecture; 1 August 2014 @cloudstackja,
> >>>  >>> http://lanyrd.com/2014/csstudy20/) and CloudStack
> > Collaboration Conference,
> >>>  >>> the official user/developer conference of the Apache
> > CloudStack community
> >>>  >>> (Budapest, Hungary, 19-21 November 2014). For more
> > information and to
> >>>  >>> register, visit
> >>>  >>>
> >
> http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-europe
> >>>  >>> and follow @CCCEU14 on Twitter.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> Availability and Oversight
> >>>  >>> CloudStack v4.4 is available immediately as a free
> > download from
> >>>  >>> http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. As with all
> > Apache products,
> >>>  >>> Apache CloudStack software is released under the Apache
> > License v2.0, and 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. For
> >>>  >>> documentation and ways to become involved with Apache
> > CloudStack, visit
> >>>  >>> http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and @CloudStack on Twitter.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
> >>>  >>> Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees
> > more than one
> >>>  >>> hundred and seventy leading Open Source projects,
> > including Apache HTTP
> >>>  >>> Server --the world's most popular Web server software.
> > Through the ASF's
> >>>  >>> meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way,"
> > more than 450 individual
> >>>  >>> Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to
> > develop freely
> >>>  >>> available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions
> > of users worldwide:
> >>>  >>> thousands of software solutions are distributed under the
> > Apache License;
> >>>  >>> and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
> > lists, mentoring
> >>>  >>> initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official
> > user conference,
> >>>  >>> trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable
> > organization,
> >>>  >>> funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors
> > including Budget
> >>>  >>> Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google,
> > Hortonworks, HP,
> >>>  >>> Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft,
> > Pivotal, Produban,
> >>>  >>> WANdisco, and Yahoo.
> >>>  >>>  For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or
> > follow @TheASF on
> >>>  >>>  Twitter.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> "Apache", "Apache CloudStack",
> > "CloudStack", "ApacheCon", the Apache
> >>>  >>> CloudStack logo, and the Apache CloudStack Cloud Monkey
> > logo are trademarks
> >>>  >>> of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and
> > trademarks are the
> >>>  >>> property of their respective owners.
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> # # #
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>> [MEDIA CONTACT -SALLY]
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>>> ________________________________
> >>>  >>>> From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
> >>>  >>>> To: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>;
> > Giles Sirett
> >>>  >>>> <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>
> >>>  >>>> Cc: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>;
> >>>  >>>> Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>
> >>>  >>>> Sent: Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:06
> >>>  >>>> Subject: Re: press release for 4.4
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>> Thanks so much for the suggestion, Daan.
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>> I can start drafting something this week.
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>> Kind regards,
> >>>  >>>> Sally
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>> = = = = =
> >>>  >>>> vox +1 617 921 8656
> >>>  >>>> skype sallykhudairi
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>>> ________________________________
> >>>  >>>>> From: Daan Hoogland
> > <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>
> >>>  >>>>> To: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>; Giles
> > Sirett
> >>>  >>>>> <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>
> >>>  >>>>> Cc: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org"
> > <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>;
> >>>  >>>>> Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>
> >>>  >>>>> Sent: Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:06
> >>>  >>>>> Subject: press release for 4.4
> >>>  >>>>>
> >>>  >>>>>
> >>>  >>>>> Sally et al,
> >>>  >>>>>
> >>>  >>>>> The vp asked me if I could arrange with you to
> > create a press release
> >>>  >>>>> that will be inviting to write articles.
> > Pierre-Luc's release notes
> >>>  >>>>> should help with that. I can assist but am not the
> > person to do this.
> >>>  >>>>>
> >>>  >>>>> --
> >>>  >>>>> Daan
> >>>  >>>>>
> >>>  >>>>>
> >>>  >>>>>
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>>
> >>>  >>>
> >>>  >>
> >>>  >>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>  --
> >>  Daan
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>



-- 
Daan

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