SOURCE: Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

February 25, 2014 08:01 ET

Intelemage Selects Piston to Provide the Backbone of Its Private Cloud Infrastructure

Global Medical Image Sharing Solutions Leader Chooses Piston OpenStack Software for Its Scalability, Security and Automation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack® company, today announced, in conjunction with the release of Piston OpenStack™ 3.0, that Intelemage, the global leader in medical image sharing solutions, has implemented Piston OpenStack to run its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Piston OpenStack is a software product that uses advanced systems intelligence to orchestrate an entire private cloud environment using commodity hardware.

Prior to implementing Piston OpenStack, Intelemage had a mix of dedicated Linux and VMware ESXi servers on which they deployed their virtual machines. As their customer base grew, Intelemage recognized a need to replace their VMware ESXi environment with a more scalable, automated and secure infrastructure that could better support their growth.

Intelemage evaluated several vendors, including Ubuntu Cloud, newer VMware solutions and Piston OpenStack. Ultimately, Intelemage chose Piston because of the team's OpenStack® expertise and the product's security, scalability and automation. Prior to Piston, Intelemage spent too much time building servers, applying patches and doing other deployment-related exercises. With Piston OpenStack, Intelemage is able to automate all build-out and deployment activities, taking deployment times down to seconds.

Piston OpenStack allows businesses to easily deploy and manage an OpenStack private cloud without IT operations expertise or specialized appliances. Providing best-of-breed virtualized compute, storage, networking and management through self-service interfaces and APIs, Piston frees developers to focus on building applications rather than infrastructure. Piston can be deployed on commodity hardware from almost any major x86 vendor and scales to tens of thousands of physical servers.

To learn more about how Intelemage leveraged Piston OpenStack, read the complete use case at

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"We selected Piston for our global private cloud because of our need to maintain a secure and reliable environment. Additionally, by utilizing Piston, Intelemage has the capacity and the platform needed to securely deliver our current and future services in an efficient and reliable way, which is really where we want to be."
-John Danner, CTO and Co-founder, Intelemage

"From day one, our team was fully committed to making the implementation successful and we are thrilled with the result. We look forward to growing with Intelemage as they scale their business in the years to come."
-Jim Morrisroe, CEO, Piston

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About Intelemage
Intelemage ( is the global leader in medical image sharing solutions. Intelemage's flagship platform, inteleGRID, is currently in use in over 65 countries spanning more than 4,000 locations. Since 2007, Intelemage has been the hub between medical device and pharmaceutical companies, physicians, hospitals, and research centers providing real-time medical image access and collaboration.

About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack™ company. Founded in 2011 by OpenStack founders from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston makes software that uses advanced systems intelligence to orchestrate an entire private cloud environment using commodity hardware. Piston is an OpenStack Foundation Gold Member, based in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Cisco Systems, Inc., Divergent Ventures, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures. Visit Piston online at

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