Piston's Airframe Arrives for OpenStack Private Cloud Systems

by Pedro Hernandez

The company looks to stand out by making it easier for organizations to jump on the OpenStack bandwagon.

Companies across the IT spectrum have been flocking to the OpenStack cloud platform in recent months. The open source OpenStack has grown from a cloud software project jointly developed by NASA and Rackspace into an increasingly vibrant software solutions and development ecosystem.

HP has based its public cloud services portfolio on OpenStack, and this past week Red Hat launched its first public OpenStack release in hopes of increasing enterprise update and garnering support.

And now Piston, a San Francisco-based cloud computing startup, is making it easier for organizations to jump on the OpenStack bandwagon with a free distribution of the fast-growing open source cloud platform.

OpenStack - RoundedIntended as a stepping stone to the company's paid Piston Enterprise OpenStack product, the Airframe distribution is targeted at organizations that are thinking of adopting the private cloud services model and are evaluating the alternatives. Piston hopes to stand out by making it easy for organizations to get up and running quickly with minimal risk, low management overhead and little in the way of IT investment.

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Piston Builds Airframe for OpenStack Private Clouds

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This article was originally published on Thursday Aug 23rd 2012
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