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From (Daan)
Subject [ANNOUNCE][ACS44] Apache CloudStack 4.4.0 is released
Date Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:30:04 GMT
Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual
machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud
computing platform. CloudStack is used by a number of service providers to offer public cloud
services, and by many companies to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as
part of a hybrid cloud solution.

Version 4.4.0 contains
* 135 bugfixes
* 12 New Features
* 9 Improvements

Root disk resize
Allow Root disk resize which remove need to have multiple templates of the same Operating
System for different disk size.

Root disks on Managed storage
Use of Primary Storage Plug-in for Root disks. The storage Plug-in module was previously available
only for Data disk. The Storage Plug-in allow Creation of LUN per Virtual Disk at the Storage
device which can benefit from the Storage Appliance features such as deduplication, thin provisioning
or better usage reporting.

VMWare Support for DRS
VMware DRS(Distributed Resource Scheduler), VM HA(High Availability): Provide highly available
resources to your workloads. Balance workloads for optimal performance. Scale and manage computing
resources without service disruption.

Hyper-V support improvements
New features have been added to use Microsoft Windows Hyper-V as managed hypervisor in CloudStack.
* Storage Live-Migration support
* Zone-wide primary storage
* VPC support

Virtual Router Service Failure Alerting
Use the monitoring VR services introduced in CloudStack 4.3 to notify admins about virtual-router


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