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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Brooklyn™ as a Top-Level Project
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:45:00 GMT
>> this announcement is available online at http://s.apache.org/cZs

Open Source framework for modelling, deploying, monitoring and managing applications in use
at Canopy, IBM, SWIFT, and Virtustream, among others. 

Forest Hill, MD –23 November 2015– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives,
announced today that Apache™ Brooklyn™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become
a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been
well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. 

Apache Brooklyn is an application blueprint and management platform used for integrating services
across multiple data centers as well as and a wide range of software in the Cloud. 

"We're very proud of the work that our community has done to bring us to graduation," said
Richard Downer, Vice President of Apache Brooklyn. "Our time in the Apache Incubator has given
us the opportunity to grow the project, both its community and its code. Users of Brooklyn
can now be confident that this is a project that is going to be around for a long time to

With modern applications being composed of many components, and increasing interest in micro-services
architecture, the deployment and ongoing evolution of deployed apps is an increasingly difficult
problem. Apache Brooklyn’s blueprints provide a clear, concise way to model an application,
its components and their configuration, and the relationships between components, before deploying
to public Cloud or private infrastructure. Policy-based management, built on the foundation
of autonomic computing theory, continually evaluates the running application and makes modifications
to it to keep it healthy and optimize for metrics such as cost and responsiveness. 

Cloud service providers Canopy and Virtustream both recognize the value of having an application-centered
view of services and have created product offerings built on Apache Brooklyn. IBM has also
made extensive use of Apache Brooklyn in order to migrate large workloads from AWS to IBM

Apache Brooklyn is in use at SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication),
creators of the industry syntax standard for financial messages. "Apache Brooklyn fills a
gap in orchestration of service delivery," said Otmane Benali, Manager of Messaging Integration
at SWIFT. "Its use of the CAMP standard provides operations a single window to managing heterogeneous
platforms, very common in large enterprises." 

Brooklyn was created by ASF sponsor Cloudsoft Corporation in 2011, and was submitted to the
Apache Incubator in May 2014. The project recently released version 0.8.0, and is continuing
to evolve fast, with the aim of making a stable, well-featured 1.0 release in the first half
of 2016. 

"Congratulations to Brooklyn for becoming an Apache Top Level Project," said Hadrian Zbarcea,
Apache Brooklyn Incubator Mentor, ASF Member, and President of Apifocal. "As a standards based,
modular, extensible framework for modeling, monitoring and managing Cloud applications through
autonomic blueprints, Brooklyn offers a new paradigm for Cloud platforms deployment and has
the potential to create new markets --similar to what virtualization meant for the Cloud computing

In addition, Brooklyn has relationships to several other Apache projects. "We are big consumers
of Apache jclouds, and contributors to it, so that we get strong cross-Cloud portability,"
added Downer. "This made the Apache Software Foundation a natural home for Brooklyn. In addition,
the Brooklyn community offers off-the-shelf blueprints for many well-known Apache projects,
from Cassandra and Qpid to Mesos and Hadoop." 

Catch Apache Brooklyn in action at Cloud Foundry Summit Asia in Shanghai on 3 December 2015

Availability and Oversight 
Apache Brooklyn software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and 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. For
downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Brooklyn, visit http://brooklyn.apache.org/
and https://twitter.com/ApacheBrooklyn 

About the Apache Incubator 
The Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of
the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations
and existing external projects wishing to join the ASF enter through the Incubator to: 1)
ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities
that adhere to our guiding principles. 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. For more information, visit

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) 
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source
projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through
the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members
and 4,700 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade
software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed
under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring
initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo.
The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate
sponsors including Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook,
Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Matt Mullenweg,
Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers,
WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF
on Twitter. 

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Brooklyn", "Apache Brooklyn", "Cassandra", "Hadoop",
"jclouds", "Mesos", "Qpid", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the
Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and
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