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Official 4.0 CloudStack Released

Original press release below for convenience.

The Apache CloudStack project is pleased to announce the 4.0.0-incubating release of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration platform. This is the first release from within the Apache Incubator, the entry path into the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

Apache CloudStack is an integrated software platform that allows users to build a feature-rich IaaS. CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich API for managing the compute, networking, accounting, and storage for private, hybrid, or public clouds. The project entered the Apache Incubator in April 2012.

The 4.0.0-incubating release represents the culmination of more than six months work by the CloudStack community. The release includes more than a dozen new features, many bugfixes, security fixes, and a fully audited codebase that complies with ASF guidelines.

New Features:

Inter-VLAN Routing (VPC)
Site-to-Site VPN
Local Storage Support for Data Volumes
Virtual Resource Tagging
Secure Console Access on XenServer
Added the ability to create a VM without immediately starting it (via API)
Upload an Existing Volume to a Virtual Machine
Dedicated High-Availability Hosts
Support for Amazon Web Services API (formerly a separate package)
AWS API Extensions to include Tagging
Support for Nicira NVP (L2)
Ceph RBD Support for KVM
Support for Caringo as Secondary Storage
KVM Hypervisor support upgraded to work with Ubuntu 12.04 and RHEL 6.3

The official source code release can be downloaded from:

In addition to the official source code release, individual contributors have also made convenience binaries available on the Apache CloudStack download page.