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From Sally Khudairi>
Subject Re: New draft of release announcement for Apache CloudStack 4.0.0-incubating
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:50:46 GMT
Thanks, Joe. 

This looks good overall. Comments inline:


> [ANNOUNCE] Apache CloudStack 4.0.0-incubating Released
> The Apache CloudStack project is pleased to announce the 4.0.0-incubating 
> release of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration 
> platform. This is the first release from within the Apache Incubator, the entry 
> path into the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
> 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 for private, 
> hybrid, or public clouds.

Please add "The project entered the Apache Incubator in May 2012." or "Cloudstack entered
the Apache Incubator in May 2012."
> The 4.0.0-incubating release represents the culmination of more than six months 
> work by the CloudStack community. The release includes more than a dozen new 
> features, many bugfixes, security fixes, and a fully audited codebase that 
> complies with ASF guidelines. 
> ##New Features:
> * Inter-VLAN Routing (VPC)
> * Site-to-Site VPN
> * Local Storage Support for Data Volumes
> * Virtual Resource Tagging
> * Secure Console Access on XenServer
> * Added the ability to create a VM without immediately starting it (via API)
> * Upload an Existing Volume to a Virtual Machine
> * Dedicated High-Availability Hosts
> * Support for Amazon Web Services API (formerly a separate package)
> * AWS API Extensions to include Tagging
> * Support for Nicira NVP (L2)
> * Ceph RBD Support for KVM
> * Support for Caringo as Secondary Storage
> * KVM Hypervisor support upgraded to work with Ubuntu 12.04 and RHEL 6.3
> ##Downloads
> The official source code release can be downloaded from:

Links should be from wherever possible --maybe we point to

> In addition to the official source code release, the project has also made 
> convenience binaries available on the Apache CloudStack download page.
> ##CloudStack Collaboration Conference
> The CloudStack project will have its first collaboration conference in Las 
> Vegas, from November 30th through December 2nd at The Venetian. The conference 
> will provide an opportunity for the community to learn more about CloudStack, 
> share best practices for deploying CloudStack, and discuss ideas for upcoming 
> releases. 
> Learn more about the CloudStack Collaboration Conference at:
> ##Incubating
> Apache CloudStack is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software 
> Foundation (ASF). Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a 
> further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision 
> making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF 
> projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the 
> completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet 
> to be fully endorsed by the ASF.

Thanks for adding this bit.


> -- 
> Joe Brockmeier
> Twitter: @jzb

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