The CloudStack 4.3 release is the first major update to CloudStack since the 4.2 release debuted in October. CloudStack is an open-source effort that Citrix donated to Apache in April 2012. The original technology behind CloudStack came to Citrix by way of the acquisition of Cloud.com in 2011.
CloudStack 4.3 offers support for Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization hypervisor.
Hugo Trippaers, vice president of Apache CloudStack, told eWEEK that discussions regarding supporting Hyper-V started back in 2012. “As part of the Hyper-V support, we are releasing a version of the CloudStack Agent written in C#, meaning native support written in a language that suits the platform best,” Trippaers said. “It also shows the possibilities of working with other languages in the CloudStack project.”
Although the CloudStack project is currently predominantly Java code, there is always the opportunity to select the best tool for the job, he said.