[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/l5ps8 ]

Mature Open Source Enterprise Cloud platform powers billions of dollars in 
transactions for the world's largest Cloud providers, Fortune 5 multinationals, 
educational institutions, and more.

Wakefield, MA —28 May 2020— 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® 4.14, the latest 
version of the mature, turnkey enterprise Cloud orchestration platform.

Apache CloudStack is the proven, highly scalable IaaS platform of choice to 
rapidly and easily create private, public, and hybrid Cloud environments: it 
"just works". CloudStack originated at Cloud.com in 2010, which was acquired by 
Citrix in 2011. CloudStack was submitted to the Apache Incubator in 2012 and 
graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project (TLP) in March 2013.

Apache CloudStack includes the entire "stack" of features in an IaaS cloud: 
compute orchestration, Network-as-a-Service, user and account management, full 
and open native API, resource accounting, and a first-class user interface.

"v4.14 is an exciting release for Apache Cloudstack and is the result of many 
months of collaboration by our community," said Sven Vogel, Vice President of 
Apache CloudStack. "We are introducing a number of major new features that have 
been driven by demand by users and operators of CloudStack based IaaS 
environments. At the same time, we have kept to the project's ethos of having a 
tightly defined scope and being the platform of choice on which to layer other 

Of particular note are:

Cloudstack Kubernetes Service gives operators the ability to deliver CaaS or 
K8aaS style services with no change to underlying  infrastructure or business 

VM Ingestion gives operators the ability to easily “import” existing VMware 
environments into Cloudstack

The new backup and recovery framework, allows operators to integrate with any 
backup platform, giving a seamless user experience from the Cloudstack UI/API

"Apache Cloudstack 4.14 ships with a Technical Preview of Cloudstack’s new User 
Interface," added Vogel. "This presents a new, ‘enterprise feel’ user 
experience and is earmarked to replace the current UI. We are encouraging all 
Cloudstack users to explore the Technical Preview and give feedback to the 
community. Thank you to all of the contributors across our community who have 
made this release possible."

More than 200 new features, enhancements, and fixes include:

New modern UI (Project Primate, Technical preview)
Backup and Recovery framework
Backup and Recovery provider for Veeam 
VM ingestion
CloudStack Kubernetes Service
L2 network PVLAN enhancements 
UEFI support
KVM rolling maintenance
Enable Direct Download for systemVM templates 
Template Direct Download support for Local and SharedMountPoint storages 
VR health checks
Download logs and diagnostics data from SSVM/CPVM/VRs
Enable additional configuration metadata to virtual machines

The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes at 
http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/en/ .

Apache CloudStack powers thousands of clouds and billions of dollars in 
transactions across an array of organizations that include Apple, BT, INRIA, 
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), SAP, Taiwan Mobile, Verizon, 
and WebMD, among others. A list of some of Apache CloudStack’s users are 
available at http://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html .

Highlighted in Forrester’s Enterprise Open Source Cloud Adoption report, Apache 
CloudStack "sits beneath hundreds of service provider Clouds", and is behind 
numerous elastic Cloud computing services, including those at Fortune 5 
multinationals as well as solutions ranked as Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders.

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)
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 813 individual Members and 7,800 Committers across 
six continents 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 Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web 
Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, CarGurus. 
Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, 
Leaseweb, Microsoft, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union 
Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit 
http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF .

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