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CloudStack 2.2 is Now Available
Today we announced CloudStack 2.2, the latest version of our open source cloud computing platform. This a huge leap forward for CloudStack with scads of new features and a noticeably improved user interface. CloudStack is available for immediate download from the...
Today we announced CloudStack 2.2, the latest version of our open source cloud computing platform. This a huge leap forward for CloudStack with scads of new features and a noticeably improved user interface. CloudStack is available for immediate download from the open source cloud computing community. If you are interested in commercial support you can contact our sales team for a guided evaluation.
Here are some of the new features in CloudStack 2.2:
Increased Hypervisor Support: CloudStack 2.2 comes with out-of-the-box support for Citrix XenServer 5.6, Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) and the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) running simultaneously in a single cloud. For Cloud.com customers you can also get support for VMware support.
Scalability:Recognizing that clouds go beyond a single data center, CloudStack 2.2 has the ability to manage multiple availability zones geographically dispersed from a single command and control console, allowing enterprises to expand globally while managing locally. CloudZones enable the federation of managed or hosted availability zones within a CloudStack deployment.
Easy-to-Use: CloudStack’s improved user interface is streamlined to make administration of thousands of guest VMs easier from an intuitive AJAX-enabled web interface. Role-based delegation at multiple administrator levels enables self-service flexibility and agility while maintaining control over corporate policies and spending.
Amazon EC2 Support:CloudStack 2.2 introduces CloudBridge, which enables applications to interoperate with other cloud solutions including Amazon EC2 and S3 APIs as well as the upcoming OpenStack API. Tight integration with cloud management partners like RightScale helps customers manage multi-cloud, hybrid platforms that span from the private data center to the public cloud.
Too many to mention: CloudStack 2.2 includes over 100 new features to increase usability, capabilities and enhance performance. For complete information we suggest you read the CloudStack 2.2 release notes.
The Proof is the Users
When it comes to experience deploying public and private clouds Cloud.com currently enables over 50 large-scale production clouds in deployment including KT, Tata Communications, Nokia Research Center, GreenQloud and Logicworks. Cloud.com technologies can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloud services. Feedback from these users has helped inform the features in the latest version of CloudStack.
Cloud.com partner RightScale is one of the most experienced companies for deploying Cloud computing infrastructure. It’s nice to hear their CEO Michael Crandalls’ take on Cloud.com’s efforts.
“Cloud.com’s approach and customer implementations have been impressive. The pace of their new releases is bringing fully-featured clouds to fruition quite rapidly. RightScale’s partnership with Cloud.com is a natural fit for customers pursuing the full management and operation of robust private, public or hybrid clouds.
Our CEO Sheng Liang had this to say:
“Deploying an on-premise, private cloud gives end users the flexibility they demand around IT services while offering the potential for far greater utilization within the data center. With the advancements around usability, scalability and management, CloudStack 2.2 offers enterprises the fastest path to successfully deploying and managing their own infrastructure cloud. We continue to benefit from the feedback of our successful large-scale deployment customers and the open source community to further enhance our solution."
Recognizing that organizations currently face a daunting task when trying to build their own IaaS cloud environment, Cloud.com provides the customers with the fastest path to owning their own cloud by providing the latest and the most advanced software platform for building highly scalable, highly reliable cloud computing environments. Don't just take our word for it, download CloudStack and try it for yourself!