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From Sally Khudairi>
Subject Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:58:46 GMT
Hi everyone --we had a late quote come in:
"At University of São Paulo we are proud to be part of the Apache CloudStack community. We
see the community playing a very strong role in solving many issues and providing ongoing
effort to improve Apache CloudStack through recent versions, including 4.9," said Professor
João Eduardo Ferreira, IT Office CIO, and Cyrano Rizzo, Sao Paulo IT Office Director, at
University of São Paulo. "We are very happy to have adopted Apache CloudStack since 2012
as our main tool to run our infrastructure private cloud initiative of +500 hosts. Apache
CloudStack is a professional-grade and very robust tool: we continue to use and encourage
other institutions to use the same architecture."
 I've added it to
Kind thanks,Sally
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      From: Sally Khudairi <>
 To: Will Stevens <>; "" <>

 Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 10:55 AM
 Subject: Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Of course --it's my pleasure :-) 
      From: Will Stevens <>
 To:; Sally Khudairi <> 
 Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 7:25 AM
 Subject: Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Thanks Sally. :) 
On Aug 22, 2016 4:10 AM, "Sally Khudairi" <> wrote:

Hello, everyone --as promised, we are live:
 - NASDAQ GlobeNewswire http:// release/2016/08/22/865729/0/ en/Announcing-Apache-
CloudStack-v4-9.html - ASF "Foundation" blog - @TheASF Twitter
feed status/767632557630521346
... as well as to and our dedicated media/analyst list. This will appear
on the homepage and archives during the next auto-update, which should take place
within the next hour.
Thanks again for all your help, and congratulations on reaching this milestone!

      From: Sally Khudairi <>
 To: Sally Khudairi <>; Apache CloudStack Marketing <marketing@cloudstack.apache.
 Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:42 AM
 Subject: Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release well as in one of the quotes. Also fixed. -Sally
      From: Sally Khudairi <>
 To: Sally Khudairi <>; Apache CloudStack Marketing <marketing@cloudstack.apache.
 Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:39 AM
 Subject: Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
I just caught a capitalization inconsistency in some of the URLs. Fixed.

      From: Sally Khudairi <>
 To: Sally Khudairi <>; Apache CloudStack Marketing <marketing@cloudstack.apache.
 Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:02 AM
 Subject: Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Will caught a double-mention of in the user list, so that will be fixed.
Anything else?
[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
----- Reply message -----
From: "Sally Khudairi" <>
To: "Apache CloudStack Marketing" <marketing@cloudstack.apache. org>
Subject: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Date: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 07:20
Hello everyone --below is the latest draft.
We have just under 11 hours to go before I have to lock in the copy and ramp the announcement
up on the newswire for dissemination tomorrow.
Please forward any final additions/corrections no later than 6PM ET tonight. Anything coming
in after this time can be adjusted in the press release at Note that, if
required, whilst not ideal, we can also make adjustments online after the press release is
A reminder that there usually is a version of the press release published on
cloudstack/ --not sure if someone will be posting a copy of the announcement (or any supporting
documentation) there as well; I'm planning to publish under the top, "Foundation" level. Also,
please make sure that there are authorized spokespeople (usually from the PMC) available for
any media/analyst queries.
Kind thanks,Sally
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Announcing Apache® CloudStack™ v4.9
Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software meets the demands of the world’s
largest Cloud providers
Forest Hill, MD —22 August 2016— The Apache CloudStack project announced today the immediate
availability of Apache CloudStack v4.9, 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. Its maturity, stability and ease of deployment has led it to become the
Open Source platform of choice for many service providers offering on-demand, elastic public
Cloud computing services. CloudStack is also leveraged by many enterprises to provide private
or hybrid Clouds for use by their employees. CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface
and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.
It supports a broad range of integration points for both traditional and Cloud-native workloads.
"We're delighted to be releasing Apache CloudStack 4.9,” said Will Stevens, Vice President
of Apache CloudStack. "This version brings many new and exciting features, with the continued
emphasis on making Apache CloudStack the easiest Cloud platform to deploy and most reliable
platform for running IaaS environments. This release is the culmination of many months of
hard work by our diverse developer community."
CloudStack 4.9 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including:    
   - Out of band power management of hosts through IPMI, iLO, DRAC
   - Enhancements to CloudStack networking model including deeper integration with Nuage VSP
   - User defined security roles
   - More than 180 minor enhancements and issues fixed
 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/4.9.0/ Apache CloudStack
has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is in use/production at Alcatel-Lucent,
Autodesk, BT Cloud, China Telecom,, Cloudops, Codero Hosting, DataPipe, Exoscale,, GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, Interoute, KDDI, KT/Korea
Telecom, LeaseWeb, NTT, Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg Philis, Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, Tata,
Telia Latvia, Trader Media Group, TomTom, University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo,
Verizon, WebMD and among many others. A list of known users of the software can be
found at users.html "At Codero, we have been running our Public
Cloud flawlessly on CloudStack since 2012 having selected it to power our Public and Hybrid
Cloud due to its amazing stability, ease of use, and versatility," said Emil Sayegh, CEO and
Chairman of Codero Hosting. "We are excited for the release of the next version of Apache
CloudStack with its new features and capabilities that cement it as the Open Source platform
of choice for leading hosting providers."
"Apache CloudStack has enabled us at Exoscale to build a public Cloud infrastructure offering
that targets Cloud native teams directly," said Marc-Aurèle Brothier, Senior Developer at
Exoscale. "CloudStack's flexibility lets us choose standard components for most workloads
and then swap in our own code where our product and customers' needs demand it. We're excited
to have contributed to CloudStack and also for the future of our CloudStack-based business."
"Apache CloudStack has been at the very foundation of Telia CLOUDY SERVICES already for more
than 3 years," said Mārtiņš Paurs, CCO of CLOUDY SERVICES by Telia Latvia. "After starting
with regular IaaS services, during time it has taken over orchestration of Cloud based video
surveillance, CDN and video lifecycle management workloads, all for the benefit of our customers.
And CloudStack does it really well! The ease of use, stability, professional and community
support, powerful features  and scale we can achieve by using CloudStack has turned upside
down the way and pace we innovate together with the very demanding market." " is an
avid supporter of Apache Cloudstack not only because we value the stability and robustness
of the platform, but because we highly value the power of the Cloudstack community to drive
innovation," said Mike Gero, Vice President of Product & Business Development at
"We look forward to benefiting from the myriad of improvements and fixes in Cloudstack 4.9,
as well as beginning to work with new features like the enhanced networking model."
AvailabilityCloudStack 4.9 is available immediately as a free download from
downloads.html. Apache CloudStack software is released under the Apache License v2.0. Governance
and OversightApache 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. Anybody wishing to get involved in the project
can find out more at contribute.html About Apache CloudStackApache
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 and
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