CloudStack Continues On, with New Version 4.6

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 07, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), which is already the steward of more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has announced the availability of Apache CloudStack v4.6, the well-known software platform used for creating private-, public-, and hybrid cloud environments.

If you'll recall, Citrix handed CloudStack over to Apache, which has done a good job of keeping it updated even as it has grown in the shadow of the OpenStack platform.  Apache CloudStack clouds still enable billions of dollars' worth of business transactions annually, and its maturity and stability are proven. Here is more on the latest release.

"This 4.6 release of Apache CloudStack marks a significant shift in how we release CloudStack," said Sebastien Goasguen, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. "With a focus on quality and speed of releasing software, we implemented a new release workflow which allows us to have a production-ready release branch all the time, and allows us to quickly release new features. From now on, CloudStack will be released much faster without regression and with increased quality in each version."

CloudStack has a mature user interface and APIs for managing compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.

The new CloudStack version 4.6 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including:

NuageVsp Network Plugin

Bind integration with Globo DNSAPI

SAML 2.0 Plugin

Managed storage for KVM

Improved CloudByte Storage Plugin

Use SSH for commands sent to Virtual-Router

Instance Password Generation length can now be changed

A complete overview of all new enhancements are detailed in the project release notes at

 Also, note that the operating systems that work with CloudStack's Management Server are Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, CentOS versions 6.6, 7.0, and RHEL versions 6.3, 6.5, 6.6 and 7.0.