CloudStack becomes a Top-Level Apache Project – why all the fuss ?

Giles Sirett, CEO of ShapeBlue the Cloud specialists, gives his opinion on the recent news that Apache CloudStack has graduated to a Top level Apache project. You can read the full the full story, here, but in summary, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today released this : The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 open source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles […]

CloudStack Networking Considerations

With the Acton release of CloudStack, the choices for networking were significantly enhanced. CloudStack 3.x now has more options than ever before which must be fully understood if the platform is to be correctly leveraged to build public or private cloud. Geoff Higginbottom, CTO of ShapeBlue the strategic cloud consultancy gives an overview of the networking models in CloudStack and highlights the key networking decisions to be made when designing a cloud around CloudStack. CloudStack has two Networking models, Basic and Advanced, which one you use will depend on your requirements and what you are using your cloud for. As […]