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From Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:48:35 GMT
Hi everyone --I just received another testimonial:
"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 Development
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."
Warmly,Sally 
= = = = =  vox +1 617 921 8656gvox +1 646 598 4616skype sallykhudairi

      From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
 To: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>

Cc: Will Stevens <williamstevens@gmail.com>
 Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:17 AM
 Subject: Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
   
Thanks, Giles.
I'm on standby for the additional testimonials.
As mentioned, I'll be updating the headline and quotes to meet the ASF House Style before
the announcement goes out. If everything comes in by 6PM ET on Sunday, we'll be good to go
first thing on Monday.
Kind regards,
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: Will Stevens <williamstevens@gmail.com>; Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
 Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:37 AM
 Subject: RE: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
  
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{}#yiv3986467129 I’m dropping this now from Dev because its getting confusing    Ok –
Will, looks good. On the version below, I’ve added a link to the contribute page (as per
Tims feedback)    I’ve also added in Emil’s quote.    Sally, unless anybody else chimes
in, I think we’re good to go with the exception of the additional  quotes/testimonials,
which we should have in next 24 hours. It may be that we need to move Will’s quote up a
little to separate it from the user quotes                [APACHE CLOUDSTACK LOGO]   
Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.9    Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing
software which meets the demands of the worlds largest cloud providers.    [DATELINE] -[date]-
The Apache CloudStack project announced today the immediate availability of Apache CloudStack
4.9, 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.    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 SDN - 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 athttp://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, WebMD andcloud.ca among many others.
A list of known users of the software can be found athttp://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html
   Will Stevens, VP of Apache CloudStack commented on the release: "we're delighted to be
releasing 4.9 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 broad developer community."    Emil Sayegh, CEO and Chairman of
Codero Hosting said:  “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. 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”.          Availability CloudStack 4.9 is available
immediately as a free download fromhttp://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. Anybody wishing to get involved in the project can find out more at http://cloudstack.apache.org/contribute.html
         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, visithttp://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack      
         Kind Regards Giles    giles.sirett@shapeblue.com 
www.shapeblue.com
@shapeblue
    From: Will Stevens [mailto:williamstevens@gmail.com]
Sent: 17 August 2016 19:02
To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org; Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
Cc: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; dev@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release    I went through and fixed some grammatical
items and made it read a little easier.  Hopefully you are happy with my changes.    Cheers,
   Will    -----    [APACHE CLOUDSTACK LOGO]    Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.9
   Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software which meets the demands of
the worlds largest cloud providers.    [DATELINE] -[date]- The Apache CloudStack project
announced today the immediate availability of Apache CloudStack 4.9, 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.    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 SDN - 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 athttp://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, WebMD andcloud.ca among many others.
A list of known users of the software can be found athttp://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html
   Will Stevens, VP of Apache CloudStack commented on the release: "we're delighted to be
releasing 4.9 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 broad developer community."    Availability CloudStack 4.9 is
available immediately as a free download fromhttp://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, visithttp://cloudstack.apache.org/
and https://twitter.com/CloudStack    -----       On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 1:39 PM, Will
Stevens <williamstevens@gmail.com> wrote: 
Sorry, just saw this.  I will do a once through and get back to you...    On Wed, Aug 17,
2016 at 12:15 PM, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote: 
Thank you, Giles.    Also, re: "v4.9" vs. "4.9", the ASF House Style is to write it as "v4.9"
in the heading of a press release and refer to it as "4.9" elsewhere.    This is similar
to our need to reference "CloudStack" as its full name, "Apache CloudStack" in its initial
mention (press release, Website, etc.). This is a Trademarks/Brand Management thing, but still
relevant.    To that end, I will be going through the final draft of the press release and
ensuring that we're in synch with respect to House Style, trademarks notice, etc., before
going live.    Of course, any proposed editorial changes will be forwarded to you before
anything happens on that front.    As always, feel free to let me know if you need anything!
   Kind thanks, Sally   = = = = =  vox+1 617 921 8656 gvox+1 646 598 4616 skype sallykhudairi
   From: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>
To: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>; "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>;
"dev@cloudstack.apache.org" <dev@cloudstack.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:10 PM 
Subject: RE: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release    Sally All noted. I’m asking some
folks for a quote – will come back to you   Kind Regards Giles   giles.sirett@shapeblue.com 
www.shapeblue.com
@shapeblue
      From: Sally Khudairi [mailto:sk@apache.org] 
Sent: 17 August 2016 17:07
To: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org; Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>;dev@cloudstack.apache.org;
Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
Subject: Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release   Hello again, everyone --I want to reiterate
that it would be a very good idea for us (= the Project) to solicit at few testimonials from
the Apache CloudStack user community.   One thing that we tout is that CloudStack "just works".
It would be unusual for us to make a formal announcement regarding a major release and not
have any testimonials.   As the ASF's VP Marketing & Publicity, I can attest that we
have only had one such announcement, which was received by the media/analyst community with
curiosity (to put it politely) ... "why won't anyone own up to using your product?" is not
something I'd like us to have to deal with, particularly as that's not the case.   To that
end, I will be happy to help work with you on this front, and strongly recommend that we consider
holding off on issuing the press release until we have secured some user quotes.   Should
we choose to do this, and if we can secure the quotes by Sunday evening, I can issue the announcement
as early as 4AM ET on Monday 22 August. Yes, I'll be sleepy, but it's worth it <g>  
Thoughts?   Warmly,
Sally   = = = = =  vox+1 617 921 8656 gvox+1 646 598 4616 skype sallykhudairi   From: Sally
Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
To: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>;
"dev@cloudstack.apache.org" <dev@cloudstack.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release   Thanks, Giles.   OK. Normally, we
don't cross-collaborate on marketing/PR issues with public lists, but we can't unstrike the
bell at this point.   I'll await your clearance.   -Sally   = = = = =  vox+1 617 921 8656
gvox+1 646 598 4616 skype sallykhudairi   From: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>
To: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>; "dev@cloudstack.apache.org"
<dev@cloudstack.apache.org>
Cc: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:11 AM
Subject: RE: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release   Sally   I’m cross posting this to
dev@ - we’ve not had much input on marketing@, so I’d like some other eyeballs on this
if we’re going to turn it around today   I agree, we need to get this finalised ASAP  
My view would be to roll with the PR immediately. I know Thurs/Fri aren’t great but we’ve
already actually announced this so run the risk of the PR being 10 days after the event  
  Don’t think we’ll have time to get testimonials – unless somebody wants to jump in
here quickly   I’ve drafted a quote for Will  below. I’ve also taken Madan’s feedback
and changed the order of the feature list Will – please  chime in if you want something
different in the quote, what I’ve written is pretty bland Is Will unable to confirm, you
can attribute it to me as PMC member  as an alternative         Kind Regards Giles  
giles.sirett@shapeblue.com 
www.shapeblue.com
@shapeblue
      From: Sally Khudairi [mailto:sk@apache.org] 
Sent: 17 August 2016 13:50
To: Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>;marketing@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release   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 8656 gvox+1 646 598 4616 skype 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   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:   -Out of
band power management of hosts through IPMI,iLO,DRAC - Enhancements to Cloudstack networking
model including deeper integration with Nuage VSP SDN -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 athttp://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 athttp://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html
  Will Stevens, VP of Apache Cloudstack commented on the release: “we’re delighted to
be releasing 4.9 of Apache CloudStack. This version brings many new exciting features, with
the continued emphasis on making Apache Cloudstack the easiest to deploy  and most reliable
platform for running IaaS environments. The release is the culmination of many months of hard
work by our broad developer community.”   Availability CloudStack v4.9 is available immediately
as a free download fromhttp://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, visithttp://cloudstack.apache.org/ andhttps://twitter.com/CloudStack
  ##ends##     Kind Regards Giles   giles.sirett@shapeblue.com 
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