SOURCE: Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

November 25, 2014 12:01 ET

Piston Named by CRN as One of the IT Industry's Tech Innovators

Piston's Web-Scale Infrastructure Software Took Top Honors in the 2014 Cloud Solutions Category

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the web-scale infrastructure orchestration and automation company, today announced that it has been named one of the industry's leading tech innovators by CRN. The Tech Innovator Awards recognize the companies and products that have used innovation to advance technology, increase productivity, and reduce cost and complexity in ways that provide value to the channel.

The company's zero-downtime, management-free curated software product, Piston OpenStack™, powered by Piston CloudOS™, took top honors in the Cloud Solutions category. Piston's turn-key web-scale infrastructure software enables agile development teams to quickly deploy scalable, secure, production-ready private cloud environments on commodity hardware, without wrestling with infrastructure plumbing.

Each year, CRN honors the high-tech companies that have delivered outstanding innovation in hardware and software solutions over the past 12 months. CRN Test Center editors reviewed hundreds of products across 18 hardware and software categories to determine the winners and those worthy of honorable mention. 

The annual Tech Innovator Awards are showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine, and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions can be found here. Award winners will also be spotlighted during the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, December 4-5, 2014, in San Diego.

"Solution providers are facing tough challenges as the IT industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "Being able to quickly and reliably identify the best new solutions in key technology categories is of great importance to them as they look for innovative ways to earn a competitive advantage. The winners and runners-up in the CRN Tech Innovator Awards represent the best and brightest products and solutions in today's market, and are some of the most important for solution providers to keep an eye on in the coming year."

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About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the web-scale infrastructure orchestration and automation company. Founded in 2011, Piston makes software that enables agile development teams to quickly deploy scalable, secure, production-ready private cloud environments on commodity hardware, without wrestling with infrastructure plumbing. Customers like Swisscom, King Digital Entertainment, Intelemage, Radio Free Asia, and Zulily use Piston CloudOS™ + Piston OpenStack™ to automate their IT operations and bring new products to market faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures, Cisco Systems, Inc., Data Collective, and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston online at pistoncloud.com.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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