Yesterday, November 6, the Apache CloudStack project announced the 4.0.0-incubating release of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration platform.
The Apache CloudStack community was working on the incubating release for more than six months. This delivery includes new features, bugfixes and security fixes and it is the first release from within the Apache Incubator, the entry path into the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
Apache CloudStack (Incubating) is designed to develop and manage large networks of virtual machines, as scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. Service providers employ CloudStack to offer public cloud services, and to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as part of a hybrid cloud solution.
New Features include:
- 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