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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re: press release for 4.4]
Date Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:36:16 GMT
Hi everyone --I know that Daan has been working with the dev team on testing and getting some
updates.

There was a question on the dev@ list if we'll be working the changes into v4.4.1 or v4.5,
so that's something to consider.

Also, I've updated the release (removing the August events and adding DATACAENTER Services
to the user list). Do we want to include a quote from Hugo as VP? I'd love to have something
in there for the press to use, if possible.

I suspect as we've been retooling the release and fixing some known issues, we'd like to update/tweak
the press release. The latest draft is below; please feel free to forward any comments/corrections/additions.

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] —NN MONTH 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.

[@@ "QUOTE," said Hugo Trippaers, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. "MORE FROM HUGO."]

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, DATACAENTER Services, 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 CloudStack Collaboration Conference, the official user/developer conference
of the Apache CloudStack community, 19-21 November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary @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>
To: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com> 
Cc: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; "LSimons@schubergphilis.com"
<LSimons@schubergphilis.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: Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:11
Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re: press release for 4.4]



Wow, Daan --amazing, super-impressive! Congratulations on your achievement.

By all means, take your time. I just wanted to make sure I didn't drop the ball.

I'm standing by; whenever you're ready, drop me a note.

-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: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>, "LSimons@schubergphilis.com"
<LSimons@schubergphilis.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>
Subject: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re: press release for 4.4]
Date: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 04:43

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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