[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/CloudStack411 ]

Mature Open Source Enterprise Cloud platform powers billions of dollars in 
transactions for the world's largest Cloud providers.

Wakefield, MA —12 February 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the 
all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source 
projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® CloudStack® v4.11, the latest 
version of the turnkey enterprise Cloud orchestration platform.

Apache CloudStack is the proven, highly scalable, and easy-to-deploy IaaS 
platform used for rapidly creating private, public, and hybrid Cloud 
environments. Thousands of large-scale public Cloud providers and enterprise 
organizations use Apache CloudStack to enable billions of dollars worth of 
business transactions annually across their clouds.

"This is another great release," said Wido den Hollander, Vice President of 
Apache CloudStack. "The community has worked very hard to develop great new 
features and many enhancements to CloudStack. Together we are making the 
project better every single day."

Apache CloudStack v4.11 features more than 250 new capabilities, such as 
improved integration, stability, storage, networking support, and performance. 
Highlights include:

 - new Host HA framework with an HA provider for KVM powered clouds;
 - new certificate authority framework to support ongoing  work in container & 
application clusters;
 - integration with Prometheus;
 - a connector for Cloudian Hyperstore S3 storage;
 - deeper integration with Nuage SDN; and
 - Layer 2 Networking capabilities.

The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes at 

"This release has been driven by the people operating CloudStack clouds,” said 
Rohit Yadav, Apache CloudStack v4.11 Release Manager. "I would like to thank 
the contributors across all of these organizations for supporting this release, 
which reflects both the user-driven nature of our community and the Apache 
CloudStack project's commitment to continue to be the most stable, easily 
deployable, scalable Open Source platform for IaaS. Along with great new 
features, v4.11 brings several important structural changes such as better 
support for systemd and Java 8, migration to embedded Jetty, and a new and 
optimized Debian 9 based systemvm template."

Apache CloudStack powers numerous elastic Cloud computing services, including 
solutions that have ranked as Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders. Highlighted in 
the Forrester Q4 2017 Enterprise Open Source Cloud Adoption report, Apache 
CloudStack "sits beneath hundreds of service provider clouds", including 
Fortune 5 multinational corporations. A list of known Apache CloudStack users 
are available at http://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html

"Apache CloudStack release 4.11 has impressive new content," said Kris Sterckx, 
CloudStack development lead at Nuage Networks. "More than any previous release, 
v4.11 leverages the value of Nuage Networks SDN with Nuage 5.0 support, SDN 
managed networks, per-interface DHCP options support and automation support for 
migrating deployed Apache CloudStack clouds from traditional Linux bridge 
networking to SDN/OVS based networking."

"At Interoute, we depend on Apache Cloudstack to help us deliver innovative and 
reliable IaaS services to our global customers," said Alex Mattioli, Chief 
Cloud Architect at Interoute. "The functionality in the 4.11 release shows that 
Cloudstack continues to be the most operator-focused IaaS platform available 
for large service providers, with a development community who are able to 
quickly develop what the market wants. Many of the features in this release 
have been created directly based on the needs of Interoute and our customers."

"Apache CloudStack 4.11 continues to bring innovative features and 
functionality to market through collaborative Open Source development," said 
Simon Weller, Director of Technology at Education Networks America. "We're 
particularly excited by the Host-HA framework, which brings a much greater 
level of hypervisor automation to KVM based service providers."

"Feedback from our community helps us solve real-world problems and strengthens 
our development process," added den Hollander. "I look forward to Apache 
CloudStack users and developers continuing to work closely together to make 
future releases even better!"

Catch Apache CloudStack in action 28 February 2018 at the German CloudStack 
Meetup in Frankfurt.

Availability and Oversight
Apache CloudStack 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 CloudStack, visit 
http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
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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 680 individual Members and 6,500 Committers across 
six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available 
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software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community 
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