IaaS platform Apache CloudStack powers mission-critical clouds for the world’s largest hosting, telecom and services providers. The latest release latest release would make Apache CloudStack easier to deploy full-featured public and private clouds. The new 4.15 release ships with more than 200 new features, improvements, and bug fixes.
“We are pleased to announce our latest release, making CloudStack even easier to deploy full-featured public and private clouds,” said Sven Vogel, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. “Apache CloudStack continues to grow from strength to strength, with upgraded software and powerful deployments, backed by a robust community.”
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.
“At NTT/Itelligence we were eagerly anticipating this latest version of Apache CloudStack as many of the features in the release are of importance to our Itelligence cloud solution,” said Andre Walter, VP, Head of GMS Cloud Infrastructure Services at Itelligence Global Managed Services GmbH. “We are particularly excited about the vSphere advanced capabilities and full OVF properties support. It is important for us to see the Open Source community bringing more and more features that allow us to enhance our global cloud operations capabilities.”
The new Apache CloudStack 4.15 release ships with new features, improvements, as well as bug fixes that include:
- A new, modern user interface at general availability
- vSphere advanced storage capabilities to support VMware storage policies, vSAN, VMFS6, vVols and datastore clusters
- VMware ‘deploy-as-is’ templates with OVF properties support for deploying virtual appliances in CloudStack clouds
- Secondary storage management tools
- Roles based users in projects
- Dynamic roles enhancements for more granular RBAC
- Support for CentOS 8, Ubuntu 20.04, XCP-ng 8.1, and MySQL 8
- noVNC console for performance improvements to VM console access
- Redfish support for out of band management
- Unmanaging guest VMs
- PVLAN support for L2 networks
- Boot into hardware setup (VMware)
- Configure root disk via service offering.
“Apache CloudStack continues to bring innovative features for public cloud providers like us,” said Wido den Hollander, CTO of PCExtreme. “With the 4.15 release, we are very interested in the Redfish implementation for Out of Band Management which helps bring the next generation of server management to our data centers. The fact that the CloudStack community is driven by users of the software as opposed to vendors with competing interests means that time and time again we see these exciting features delivered In Apache CloudStack.”
Apache CloudStack powers mission-critical clouds for the world’s largest hosting, telecom and services providers, including Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, Autodesk, Bell Canada, BT, China Telecom, Dell, Disney, Fujitsu, Huawei, INRIA, Juniper Networks, Korea Telecom, Leaseweb, Melbourne University, Nokia, NTT, Orange, SAP, Schuberg Philis, Taiwan Mobile, Tata, TrendMicro, Verizon, WebMD, and countless others.
Apache CloudStack software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a volunteer, 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.