"Moore commented that Metasploit is no long just about
exploitation. He said the combination of database focus,
import/export support, and automation capabilities has shifted the
focus to a wider set of activities around security testing and
penetration test management.
With Metasploit 4, the project is also moving to the Amazon
cloud. Metasploit now can also be provisioned as a VMware image.
Moore noted that the cloud version leverages the new remote API in
Metasploit 4. Rapid7 is also relying on Linux as the base OS on
which Metasploit runs in the cloud.