SOURCE: Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

October 15, 2012 09:00 ET

Piston Cloud to Exhibit and Present at the 2012 OpenStack Summit in San Diego

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack company, today announced details of its participation at the OpenStack Summit taking place in San Diego, October 15-18, 2012. This year's OpenStack Summit will include speakers, panels and end user sessions for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack. In addition to exhibiting, Piston Cloud's participation at the summit includes:

Tuesday, October 16
11:00 - 11:40 a.m. 
"OpenStack 101"
Speaker: Joshua McKenty, co-founder and CEO of Piston Cloud
Joshua will look at how OpenStack got its start, how it's changing the cloud computing landscape, and the future of OpenStack in this new era of cloud computing.

11:50 - 12:30 p.m.
"From the Outside Looking In: The Analyst Perspective on OpenStack"
Moderator: Gretchen Curtis, co-founder and CSO of Piston Cloud
A panel of industry analysts will discuss a variety of topics, including the challenges they think OpenStack will face and where the community really needs to focus in 2013.
Panelists include:

  • Gary Chen (IDC)
  • Sean Michael Kerner (
  • Stephen O'Grady (RedMonk)
  • Krishnan Subramanian (Rishidot Research)

1:50 - 2:30 p.m. 
"The Future of Infrastructure Automation"
Speaker: Joshua McKenty, co-founder and CEO of Piston Cloud
Joshua will discuss infrastructure automation as it pertains to the adoption of private and public clouds. Learn how automating the integration of PaaS and IaaS on a technical level has the potential to drive greater adoption of public and private clouds.

Wednesday, October 17
11:00 - 11:40 a.m.
"This is Your Career. This is Your Career on OpenStack"
Panelist: Gretchen Curtis, co-founder and CSO of Piston Cloud
This panel session, led by Niki Acosta, cloud evangelist at Rackspace, will explore the career paths of OpenStack heavyweights and how you can accelerate your career with OpenStack. Panelists include:

  • John Purrier (AppFog)
  • Gretchen Curtis (Piston Cloud)
  • Mike Metral (Rackspace)
  • John Dickinson (SwiftStack)

8:00 - 11:55 p.m.
"Piston Cloud's Inaugural First Annual Fancy Classy So-Cal Kangaroo Open Cloud San Diego Infrastructure-as-a-Fiesta Sock-Hop Jubilee Party!"
Piston Cloud invites all OpenStack Summit attendees to a party at The Stingaree, featuring live music, handcrafted beverages and of course, no Piston Cloud bash would be complete without canapés, cakes and other fine fare. Transit will be provided via trolley from the HP party to The Stingaree and back to the Manchester Grand Hyatt all night.

Additional Resources

For more information or to register for the OpenStack Summit, please visit

To RSVP for Piston Cloud's party, visit

About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack™ company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston Cloud is built around OpenStack, the fastest growing, massively scalable open cloud framework. Piston Enterprise OpenStack™ is the first fully automated bare-metal cloud management platform built on OpenStack and the first OpenStack distribution specifically focused on security and easy operation of enterprise private clouds. Piston Cloud is based in San Francisco and funded by Hummer Winblad and True Ventures. Visit Piston Cloud online at

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