Apache CloudStack packs 200 punch


The Apache Software Foundation has announced the latest edition of CloudStack, its cloud orchestration platform.

Version 4.13 from the open-source band features almost 200 changes – new features, enhancements and fixes designed to make the job of administering and tuning your cloud easier.

Featuring among the crop: improved hypervisor support and virtual-machine performance, greater support for those configuring virtualised appliances, and the ability to live migrate Data-Plane-Development-Kit-enabled instances. There’s also greater emphasis on user-configurable controls, according to ASF. You can find the full list here.

ASF vice president Paul Angus reckoned version 4.13.0 had been “heavily driven by the users” in the community who’d been using CloudStack at scale in production environments.

CloudStack has been with the ASF since 2012 when it was donated by the owner of CloudStack’s corporate parent Cloud.com. Accepted as an incubator Project, CloudStack qualified as a top-level project in 2013 with its first stable release that same year. CloudStack’s users are spread across the high-tech, telco and open-source communities. ASF claims “thousands of large-scale” public cloud providers and enterprises run the software.