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From Akila Ravihansa Perera <raviha...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Stratos 4.1.0 released
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:45:16 GMT
The Apache Stratos community is pleased to announce the availability of
Apache Stratos 4.1.0.

Apache Stratos is a PaaS framework that is designed to address the various
challenges currently faced in the Cloud PaaS space. For developers, Stratos
provides a cloud-based environment for developing, testing, and running
scalable applications. IT providers benefit from high utilization rates,
automated resource management, and platform-wide insight including
monitoring and billing.

You can read more about Stratos and its features at website:
http://stratos.apache.org/

Changes
------------
The most notable changes in this release are:
* Composite application model to create complex cloud applications
* Application bursting
* Mock IaaS for testing Stratos in a development environment
* A lightweight cartridge agent written in Python
* Plug-gable extension points for Python cartridge agent
* Docker support for Stratos via Kubernetes
* Google Cloud Engine support for Stratos
* New Stratos UI theme
* Communication model for cartridges using meta-data service
* MQTT as the default message broker communication protocol


Release notes can be found at:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12328713&styleName=Html&projectId=12314521&Create=Create&atl_token=A5KQ-2QAV-T4JA-FDED%7C7431424f28fb609bb9ecbfc90839326a3a77f48c%7Clout

Try downloading it from: http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/stratos

Setup your own cloud using the getting started guide:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/STRATOS/4.1.0+Quick+Installation+Guide

The binary distribution's samples directory has bunch of different examples
for various cloud infrastructure providers (EC2, OpenStack, Kubernetes
etc.) that you can use to setup a cloud. Try it out and let us know what
you think!

We would like to thank all the contributors who made this release possible.

Thanks,
The Apache Stratos team

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