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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:50:28 GMT
Thanks so much, Giles. This is a great draft. Glad to see that the template is still useful
:-)
Do let me know when the copy is locked in. I'll need the final draft by 6PM ET prior to the
day we'll be issuing the announcement over the wire.
Seeing that we're at the end of the "ideal" release timeframe (Thursdays and Fridays aren't
best for global media visibility), were you wanting to go announce on Monday or whenever you're
ready?
Also, if we could please include at least a quote from the PMC Chair, that would be ideal. 
Are there any user testimonials you'd like to include? If so, those will need to be secured.
Thanking you in advance,Sally = = = = =  vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 646 598 4616skype sallykhudairi

      From: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>
 To: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org> 
Cc: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
 Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:15 AM
 Subject: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
   
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div.yiv6152835397WordSection1 {}-->All I’ve drafted the following for the 4.9 press release.
Please chime in with comments/changes/etc (bearing in mind, that we really need to get a release
out ASAP as its been already 5 days since the [announce] was sent)    Despite the scale of
this release , there are not many super-exciting/headline-grabbing new features so I’ve
cherry picked these for the Press release:    - Enhancements to Cloudstack networking model
including deeper integration with Nuage VSP SDN -Out of band power management of hosts through
IPMI,iLO,DRAC -User defined security roles -Over 180 minor enhancements and issues fixed 
  Happy if somebody else can help find some other headline features from the release notes
(BTW – the 180 came from the complete list of issues fixed)       ##starts##    [APACHE
CLOUDSTACK LOGO]     Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.9    Mature, easy-to-deploy Open
Source Cloud computing software continues to meet the demands of the worlds largest cloud
providers.    [DATELINE] —[date]—The Apache CloudStack project today announced 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, and its maturity, stability and ease of deployment 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.    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.
   CloudStack v4.9 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including: - Enhancements
to Cloudstack networking model including deeper integration with Nuage VSP SDN -Out of band
power management of hosts through IPMI,iLO,DRAC -User defined security roles -Over 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/
   CloudStack has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is in use/production
at Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, BT Cloud, China Telecom, DataPipe, Exoscale, Globo.com, GreenQloud,
Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, Interoute, KDDI, KT/Korea Telecom, LeaseWeb, NTT,
Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg Philis, Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, Tata, Trader Media Group, TomTom,
University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon and WebMD  among many others. A
list of known users of the software can be found at http://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html
   Availability CloudStack v4.9 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.       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    ##ends##       Kind
Regards Giles    giles.sirett@shapeblue.com 
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