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From Will Stevens <williamstev...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:25:04 GMT
Thanks Sally. :)

On Aug 22, 2016 4:10 AM, "Sally Khudairi" <sk@apache.org> wrote:

> Hello, everyone --as promised, we are live:
>
>  - NASDAQ GlobeNewswire http://globenewswire.com/news-
> release/2016/08/22/865729/0/en/Announcing-Apache-CloudStack-v4-9.html
>  - ASF "Foundation" blog https://s.apache.org/jU7Q
>  - @TheASF Twitter feed https://twitter.com/TheASF/
> status/767632557630521346
>
> ... as well as to announce@apache.org and our dedicated media/analyst
> list. This will appear on the apache.org 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!
>
> Warmly,
> Sally
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> *To:* Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>; Apache CloudStack Marketing <
> marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:42 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [FINAL CALL] Re: [draft for review] -4.9 -press release
>
> ...as well as in one of the quotes. Also fixed.
>
> -Sally
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
> *To:* Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>; Apache CloudStack
> Marketing <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
> *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.
>
> Thanks,
> Sally
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> *To:* Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>; Apache CloudStack Marketing <
> marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
> *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 cloud.ca in the user list, so that will
> be fixed.
>
> Anything else?
>
> Thanks,
> Sally
>
> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and
> brevity]
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Sally Khudairi" <sk@apache.org>
> 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 blogs.apache.org. Note that, if required, whilst not ideal, we
> can also make adjustments online after the press release is live.
>
> A reminder that there usually is a version of the press release published
> on https://blogs.apache.org/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
>
> = = =
>
> DRAFT :: NOT FOR DISSEMINATION
>
> 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 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, cloud.ca, Cloudops, 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."
> "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," said Mike
> Gero, Vice President of Product & Business Development at cloud.ca. "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."
>
> 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
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