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From "Sally Khudairi" <>
Subject Re: For review: Release announcement for ACS 4.0-incubating
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 02:59:22 GMT
Thanks, Joe.

I'll take a peek at this when I'm in the office tomorrow.


[From the mobile; kindly excuse spelling/spacing/auto-correct anomalies]

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From: "Joe Brockmeier" <>
To: "CloudStack Developers" <>, <>
Subject: For review: Release announcement for ACS 4.0-incubating
Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 5:25 PM

Hi all, 

I've included a proposed draft of a release announcement for 4.0. Please
send comments, corrections, flames, and such ASAP. (Note several URLs
are needed, see below where [URL] is included.)


[ANNOUNCE] Apache CloudStack 4.0-Incubating Released

The Apache CloudStack (Incubating) project is pleased to announce the
4.0 release of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud
orchestration platform. This is the first release from within the Apache
Software Foundation (ASF). 

Apache CloudStack is a Java-based platform that delivers an integrated
platform that allows users to build a feature-complete IaaS. Apache
CloudStack includes the compute, networking, accounting, storage, and
user interface components to needed for private, hybrid, or public

The 4.0 release represents the culmination of more than six months work
by the Apache 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
 * 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


The official source code release can be downloaded from:

In addition to the official source code release, the project has made
convenience binaries available at:

Pointers to older releases, the Git repository, and more can be found


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.

Joe Brockmeier
Twitter: @jzb
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