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Apache CloudStack 4.0 incubating has been released couple weeks ago now. The testing procedure used by the community to vote on the release candidate included using the new CloudStack sandbox DevCloud.

It's not too late to go through the testing procedure, just follow the steps defined on the wiki page.
If you want a shortcut, just watch my screencast and enjoy the french accent. 

You will see that one of the first things to do is to install DevCloud: A virtualbox appliance based on Ubuntu 12.04 and running a Xen Kernel. The CloudStack management server is pre-installed with a basic toy data center being configured. Thanks to nested virtualization this allows users to start virtual machine instances within the devcloud sandbox.

The key ingredient is nested virtualization. It is really nice for testing things but most likely less so if your are concerned with performance, even though I have not seen benchmarks on nested virtualization.

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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. 

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