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From Will Stevens <williamstev...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:35:35 GMT
Here is another quote for you Sally.

"cloud.ca 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. 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," says Mike Gero, VP Product & Business
Development at cloud.ca

Cheers,

Will

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Julia Simon <jsimon@cloudops.com> wrote:

> Hi Sally,
>
> My one comment would be to remove apostrophe after dollars: "billions of
> dollars' worth".
>
> For future reference, can you clarify when Apache CloudStack is used via
> just CloudStack. I notice both ways are used here.
>
> Once you announce this, can you send a link so we can share via social
> media as well?
>
> Thanks
> Julia
>
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com
> > wrote:
>
>> Ha!
>>
>>
>>
>> “read my emails Giles before commenting” – there, I’ve said it for you J
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards
>>
>> Giles
>>
>>
>>
>> giles.sirett@shapeblue.com
>> www.shapeblue.com
>> @shapeblue
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Sally Khudairi [mailto:sk@apache.org]
>> *Sent:* 19 August 2016 16:56
>> *To:* Apache CloudStack Marketing <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
>> *Subject:* Fw: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
>>
>>
>>
>> ...and my response to Giles, now on-list :-)
>>
>>
>>
>> -Sally
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Forwarded Message -----
>> *From:* Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>> *To:* Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; Sally Khudairi <
>> sk@apache.org>
>> *Sent:* Friday, August 19, 2016 11:52 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks, Giles.
>>
>>
>>
>> Yes, as mentioned earlier on-list, "vN.N" is used in the headline (ASF
>> House Style), and "4.9" elsewhere in the release/Website/*.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'll be doing another run-through for continuity, etc., before going
>> live. My eyes are practically crossed with all sorts of writing this week
>> ;-P
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Sally
>>
>>
>>
>> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and
>> brevity]
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Reply message -----
>> From: "Giles Sirett" <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>
>> To: "Sally Khudairi" <sk@apache.org>
>> Subject: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
>> Date: Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:48
>>
>>
>>
>> Sally – looks great – thanks for your efforts
>>
>> Only comment from me: I know we had a discussion on “to v or not to v” in
>> front of the version number, but now we seem to have a combo of both. I
>> don’t feel strongly either way (slight preference to loose the v’s) but
>> should we not keep it consistent one way or the other ?
>>
>>
>>
>> I am the worst person for spotting typos – so I’ll let others do that !
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards
>>
>> Giles
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> CEO
>> giles.sirett@shapeblue.com
>> www.shapeblue.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Sally Khudairi [mailto:sk@apache.org <sk@apache.org>]
>> *Sent:* 19 August 2016 16:40
>> *To:* marketing@cloudstack.apache.org; Giles Sirett <
>> giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>> *Cc:* Will Stevens <williamstevens@gmail.com>
>> *Subject:* Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
>>
>>
>>
>> Hello, everyone --a quick update with the latest draft below, reflecting
>> minor edits, alignments with ASF House Style, and added testimonials.
>>
>>
>>
>> Kindly forward any show-stopping changes, plus any
>> additions/testimonials, no later than 6PM ET on Sunday.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm aiming to announce early Monday morning (~4AM ET).
>>
>>
>>
>> Many kind thanks,
>>
>> Sally
>>
>>
>>
>> = = =
>>
>>
>>
>> *DRAFT :: NOT FOR DISSEMINATION*
>>
>>
>>
>> [APACHE CLOUDSTACK LOGO]
>>
>>
>>
>> *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 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> "We're delighted to be releasing 4.9 of Apache CloudStack,” 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 SDN
>>
>>  - 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/
>> <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, Codero Hosting, 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, Telia Latvia, Trader Media Group, TomTom, University
>> of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon, WebMD and Cloud.ca among
>> many others. A list of known users of the software can be found at
>> http://cloudstack.apache.org/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."
>>
>>
>>
>> *Availability*
>>
>> CloudStack 4.9 is available immediately as a free download from
>> http://Cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html
>> <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.
>>
>> Anybody wishing to get involved in the project can find out more at
>> http://Cloudstack.apache.org/contribute.html
>> <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, visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and
>> https://twitter.com/CloudStack
>>
>>
>>
>> © The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "CloudStack", and "Apache
>> CloudStack" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software
>> Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands
>> and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
>>
>>
>>
>> # # #
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> *From:* Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>> *To:* "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>;
>> Giles Sirett <giles.sirett@shapeblue.com>; Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
>>
>> *Cc:* Will Stevens <williamstevens@gmail.com>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:48 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
>>
>>
>>
>> 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 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>
>> *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 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:* 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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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 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, WebMD and
>> cloud.ca among many others.
>>
>> A list of known users of the software can be found at
>> http://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 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.
>>
>> 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, visit http://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
>> <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 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, WebMD and
>> cloud.ca among many others.
>>
>> A list of known users of the software can be found at
>> http://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 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
>>
>>
>>
>> -----
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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 <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 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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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 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
>> www.shapeblue.com
>> @shapeblue
>>
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