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Today the CloudStack project is announcing one of the most significant updates to the project to date. Since was launched in May 2010, the CloudStack project has lived quietly in the shadow of the

To add to the confusion internally we often used the company name interchangeably with project name, CloudStack.  Unfortunately in having the great success with the company we have unintentionally have obscured an exception piece of open source cloud computing software.  More than 60 large-scale production clouds have been deployed using the open source CloudStack, including GoDaddy, GreenQloud, KT, Nokia, Tata Communications and Zynga. 

Also we have pledged our support for OpenStack that currently has quite a bit of feature overlap with CloudStack. In time we will combine code and features to help improve both products but not at the cost of disrupting our current users.

100% Open Source

Last week we merged the final bits of commercial CloudStack code into the open source repositories. In the past we maintained two codebases one for paying customers and one for our open source users. Going forward there will be one open source code base.  This allows us to remove redundancies and focus on making one excellent product. With this code merge we have also added a couple of new features and we will be advertising a number of lesser-known capabilities of CloudStack.

Cross Hypervisor Support

With CloudStack you can use multiple hypervisors, proprietary or open source (VMware, XenServer, Xen Cloud Platform, KVM or OracleVM). Not only can you use whatever hypervisor you want but also you can use multiple hypervisors in a highly available cloud computing instance.

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CloudStack 2.2 is Now Available

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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...

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The Cost of a Big Software Ecosystem

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There was a great article yesterday about VMware by Juergen Urbanski on Gigaom that talked about the new VMware vSphere rollout. The most interesting thing Mr. Urbanski, who is an analyst at TechAlpha, noted was the cost of leveraging the VMware ecosystem, if you...

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One of the most interesting articles I've read in the last year is a Network World piece about how Bechtel is "Google-izing" it's IT infrastructure.

If you read the article, you learn quickly that what drove Bechtel CIO Geir Ramleth to mimic Google, and other companies like and Amazon, was nothing more complicated than a desire to deliver more flexible services to end...

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Multitenancy in the Hypervisor

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For enterprises to start running VMs on third party hardware in the cloud, we have to get to a point where Coke and Pepsi could comfortably run applications on the same physical machine without a) worrying about secure isolation and b) ever learning that they had brushed virtual shoulders.

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.