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.
- 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