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From Erik Weber <>
Subject Re: announcement writer wanted
Date Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:51:34 GMT
Here's a draft for you, based on the 4.4.3 announcement:

The 4.4.3 announcement contain a quote by you regarding the process, I
don't know if you want to reuse it, or if we should get a new one.
I see it varies in announcements whether or not they are included, 4.3.2
for instance does not have a quote.


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Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software platform
boasts improved efficiency and performance.

The Apache CloudStack project announced the immediate availability of
Apache CloudStack v4.4.4, the latest release for the 4.4 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.

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Lauded by Gartner Group, CloudStack includes an intuitive user
interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking,
software, and storage infrastructure resources.

CloudStack v4.4.4 reflects several fixes and backports.

A complete overview of all new enhancements can be found in the
project release notes at

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,, EVRY,
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, 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.


CloudStack v4.4.4 is available immediately as a free download from 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 Days or the CloudStack Collaboration Conference

CloudStack Days Seattle 2015 , 20th August 2015,


CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2015 in Dublin, 8th and 9th of
October 2015,

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