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From Bryan Whitehead <dri...@megahappy.net>
Subject Re: Apache CloudStack 4.1.0 Released
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2013 06:47:02 GMT
Fantastic! Great work and thank you everyone. Already installing in a
test env to give it a spin.

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@apache.org> wrote:
> The Apache CloudStack project is pleased to announce the 4.1.0 release
> of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration
> platform. This is the first major release from Apache CloudStack since
> its graduation from the Apache Incubator on March 20th.
>
> Apache CloudStack is an integrated software platform that allows users
> to build a feature-rich IaaS. CloudStack includes an intuitive user
> interface and rich API for managing the compute, networking, accounting,
> and storage resources for private, hybrid, or public clouds.
>
> The 4.1.0 release represents more than five months of development effort
> by the Apache CloudStack community. The release includes many new
> features and bugfixes from the 4.0.x cycle. The 4.1.0 release also marks
> major changes in the codebase to make CloudStack easier for developers,
> a new structure for creating RPM/Debian packages, and completes the
> changeover to using Maven as a build tool.
>
> ## New Features
>
> Some of the notable new features in Apache CloudStack 4.1.0 include:
>
> * An API discovery service that allows an end point to list its
> supported APIs and their details.
> * Added an Events Framework to CloudStack to provide an "event bus" with
> publish, subscribe, and unsubscribe semantics. Includes a RabbitMQ
> plugin that can interact with AMQP servers. Introduces the notion of a
> state change event.
> * Implement L3 router functionality in the Nicira NVP plugin, and
> including support for KVM (previously Xen-only).
> * API request throttling to prevent attacks via frequent API requests.
> * AWS-style regions.
> * Egress firewall rules for guest networks.
> * Resizing root and data volumes.
> * Reset SSH key to access VMs.
> * Support for EC2 Query API.
> * Autoscaling support in conjunction with load balancing devices such as
> NetScaler.
>
> ## Downloads
>
> The official source is available from:
>
> http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html
>
> In addition to the official source code release, individual contributors
> also make convenience binaries available. 4.1.0 convenience binaries
> should be available within a day or so of the release announcement.
>
> Note that there is a known issue with 4.1.0 and a recent Tomcat release.
> This has been addressed in the convenience binaries, but is still
> present in 4.1.0 source release. We will be working on a 4.1.1 release
> that will contain that fix shortly.
>
> ## CloudStack Collaboration Conference
>
> The CloudStack community will be gathering for its second conference
> this month in Santa Clara, CA. The event will start on June 23rd with a
> hackathon, then formal programming on June 24th and 25th. This year
> we've gotten some fantastic keynotes, including DevOps legend Gene Kim
> (author of "The Phoenix Project"). You can find all the details at
> http://www.cloudstackcollab.org/, and the schedule at
> http://www.cloudstackcollab.org/schedule/.
>
> ## About Apache CloudStack
>
> Apache CloudStack is a complete software suite for creating
> Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Target environments include
> service providers and enterprises. It is used by many service providers
> to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing services and by
> enterprises to set up a private cloud for use by their own employees.
> Apache CloudStack is also available to individuals and organizations
> that wish to study and implement an IaaS for personal, educational,
> and/or production use.
>
> Further information on Apache CloudStack can be found at
> cloudstack.apache.org.
>
>
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> PMC Member Apache CloudStack
> jzb@apache.org
> Twitter: @jzb

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