SOURCE: Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

May 07, 2014 10:00 ET

Piston Announces Quanta QCT as Certified Piston OpenStack Hardware Vendor

Piston OpenStack Customers Can Now Use Quanta QCT Hardware to Orchestrate an Entire Private Cloud Environment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack® company, today announced a partnership with Quanta® QCT, a leader in commodity hardware that provides a comprehensive line of server, storage, and networking solutions to datacenter and enterprise customers. Quanta QCT hardware is now certified to run Piston OpenStack™, a turn-key software product that uses advanced systems intelligence to orchestrate an entire private cloud environment using commodity hardware. 

Piston and Quanta QCT have partnered to offer customers a high performance and cost effective bare-metal software on bare-metal hardware OpenStack solution. The solution makes deploying and managing Piston OpenStack on a certified Quanta QCT platform easy and delivers 100 percent of the core OpenStack services and APIs without modification.

"As OpenStack matures, our customers are looking for choices in their paths to deployment," said Mike Yang, general manager of Quanta QCT. "This certification gives our customers yet another path to OpenStack, one that leverages the deployment speed and simplicity of Piston OpenStack against the refined engineering and exceptional CAPEX / OPEX profile of Quanta QCT's Xeon-based hardware and low-latency L2/L3 network switches."

"We are happy to announce that Quanta QCT hardware is now certified for Piston OpenStack, a technology combination that delivers a scalable, flexible, and secure private cloud using leading commodity hardware," said Dixie Baker, vice president of field operations and sales at Piston. "Quanta QCT's high-performance and comprehensive hardware line offers our customers the power and value they require and have come to expect from a Piston premier partner."

Piston certifies hardware vendors to support Piston OpenStack, available as a per-server license with an annual support subscription from the company. This custom cloud system configuration from Quanta QCT includes all cabling, power management, networking, and servers required to deploy and operate a Piston OpenStack-powered private cloud.

To purchase a Piston OpenStack - Quanta QCT system today, email sales@pistoncloud.com. For more information on the Piston OpenStack certified hardware program or to become a certified partner, email partners@pistoncloud.com.

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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, Swisscom Ventures, Cisco Systems, Inc., Data Collective, and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston online at www.pistoncloud.com.

About Quanta QCT
Quanta QCT, a leader in commodity hardware, provides a comprehensive line of server, storage and networking solutions to datacenter and enterprise customers. Each server and storage system is specifically designed to provide optimal performance with minimal footprint, power, and cooling. Additionally, Quanta QCT offers customers a hard to match CAPEX and OPEX.

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