The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.11

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

"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 and

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 680 individual Members and 6,500
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,
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