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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.4.1
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:00:23 GMT
>> this announcement is also available online at http://s.apache.org/5vS

Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software platform boasts improved efficiency
and performance.

Forest Hill, MD —22 October 2014— The Apache CloudStack project today announced the immediate
availability of Apache CloudStack v4.4.1, 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 and stability 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

"We are delighted to be releasing version 4.4.1 of Apache CloudStack," said Giles Sirett,
member of the Apache CloudStack Project Management Committee. "This latest version of CloudStack
reflects months of hard work by our diverse developer community and brings even more features
to help our service-provider and enterprise users enhance their cloud platforms. Apache CloudStack
continues to grow in both deployments and developer community size, and is the platform of
choice for thousands of organisations that need to build IaaS environments quickly and securely
with a proven, production-grade, technology."

Lauded by Gartner Group, CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for
managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.

CloudStack v4.4.1 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including:

- Improved Storage Management

- Virtual Private Cloud tiers can now span guest networks across availability zones

- Support for VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler

- Improved Support for Hyper-V Zones, VPC and Storage Migration

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/4.4.1/

CloudStack has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is in use/production
at Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, BT Cloud, China Telecom, DATACAENTER Services, DataPipe, Edmunds.com,
Exoscale, GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, KDDI, KT/Korea Telecom, LeaseWeb,
NTT, Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg Philis, Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, SunGard AS, Taiwan Mobile,
Tata, Trader Media Group, TomTom, University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon,
WebMD and Zynga, among others.

CloudStack originated at Cloud.com, which was acquired by Citrix in 2011. CloudStack was submitted
to the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and graduated as an Apache Software Foundation Top-level
Project in March 2013.

CloudStack v4.4.1 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. Catch CloudStack
in action at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference, the official user/developer conference
of the Apache CloudStack community, 19-21 November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary @CCCEU14 and

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

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