March 08, 2012
March 8 — The StratusLab project is proud to announce the StratusLab 1.4 release. This is an incremental release of the StratusLab distribution, the cloud computing distribution designed for grid and cluster computing.
Key features of StratusLab v1.4
* Bug-fixes and enhancements to persistent disk support
* Introduction of support for the Telefónica TCloud API which extends some of the main standards in cloud management, such as the OVF and vCloud specifications
* Support for OpenSuSE 12.1 and CentOS 6.2
Get Started with StratusLab v1.4
Check out the StratusLab Reference Infrastructure to try out a StratusLab cloud, download the StratusLab Client interface tools at http://www.stratuslab.eu/doku.php/release:users.
Install your own StratusLab cloud
Resource providers install your own public or private cloud with StratusLab 1.4. Find all the documentation and instructions for downloading the software at http://www.stratuslab.eu/doku.php/release:providers.
For information on upgrading from version 1.3 see http://www.stratuslab.eu/doku.php/upgrade.
Explore the StratusLab Marketplace
The StratusLab Marketplace provides ready-to-run virtual images and appliances, which can be endorsed by various user communities, and allow you to get up and running quickly on the Cloud. The Marketplace contains base images for Fedora, Scientific Linux, OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, and ttylinux, as well as a range of appliance images, such as the new UMD 1 images, Globus Toolkit 5.0.4 images, and a range of bioinformatics appliances. Virtual disks are also available, containing the datasets for a particular user community.
To explore the available images visit http://marketplace.stratuslab.eu/.
Documentation and user support
Full documentation for the StratusLab distribution is available at http://www.stratuslab.eu/doku.php/documentation. Please visit the StratusLab User Forums (https://groups.google.com/a/stratuslab.eu/group/user-forum/topics) where you can report problems, give feedback and discuss StratusLab and cloud-related issues with StratusLab project members and users.
Alternatively, see our support page (http://www.stratuslab.eu/doku.php/support), or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or feedback on the StratusLab distribution, or to get access to the StratusLab reference installation.
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