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From Pierre-Luc Dion <pd...@cloudops.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re: press release for 4.4]
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:57:23 GMT
Hi Sally,

4.4.1 is under vote at the moment, vote should be done by Thursday. If it's
all good ,we will have a 4.4.1 release in place and ready to be announce.
This should be hopefully this week.

also,  4.3.1 as been released in September 10th.

Thanks,

Pierre-Luc

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:

> Ping <g>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
> To: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@gmail.com>; "
> marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
> Cc: "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: Saturday, 20 September 2014, 12:36
> Subject: Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Announcing CloudStack v4.4 [was Re: press
> release for 4.4]
>
>
> 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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