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Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

August 22, 2013 12:00 ET

Pivotal Selects Piston to Provide OpenStack Infrastructure for Cloud Foundry Ecosystem

Piston CTO and OpenStack Pioneer Joshua McKenty Named to Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, today announced that it is now the community OpenStack infrastructure provider for Cloud Foundry™, the industry's Open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Piston will continue to be one of Pivotal's partners for rapid Cloud Foundry deployments, and its Co-founder and CTO, Joshua McKenty, will serve on the Cloud Foundry Advisory Board.

Pivotal selected Piston to provide the initial community OpenStack infrastructure because of their ability to rapidly deploy a complete cloud environment, dynamically scale it to meet the needs of the community as it grows, and Piston's demonstrated commitment to the open source development project and the Cloud Foundry™ ecosystem.

This shared agile development resource will enable large-scale continuous integration testing of Cloud Foundry on OpenStack, allowing the Cloud Foundry developer ecosystem to rapidly expand beyond the early contributors and easily accept contributions from anyone. Having previously collaborated to develop the integration between OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, Piston continues its long-standing Pivotal relationship with today's news.

Piston and Pivotal, along with the Cloud Foundry community, will be reviewing the design of features and systems to support their joint customers at the upcoming Platform: The Cloud Foundry Conference(SM), to be held on September 8-9, 2013 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Supporting Quotes
"We believe that the Cloud Foundry platform has the potential to become a remarkable asset that a broader ecosystem can leverage to enable a new generation of applications for the cloud. We are already seeing significant traction from joint customers who want to combine the agile Cloud Foundry platform with OpenStack. We are very grateful for Piston's investment in both Cloud Foundry's community infrastructure and Joshua's participation on the advisory board. We look forward to growing and expanding an open Cloud Foundry community together."
-James Watters, Head of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal

"Cloud Foundry is already a preferred partner for rapid cloud deployments and we think that the potential for the project is vast. Pivotal's selection of Piston to power their community infrastructure is not only a testament to the hard work that our team has done on the product, but also the alignment of our shared vision for open computing."
-Joshua McKenty, CTO and Co-founder of Piston

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About Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is the industry leading Open Platform-as-a-Service, providing an open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project, stewarded by Pivotal, and available on Github: To learn more about Cloud Foundry 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 makes software for global-scale private cloud, built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable cloud framework. Piston OpenStack™ is a fully automated bare-metal cloud operating system and the first OpenStack distribution specifically focused on security and easy operation of web-scale private clouds. Piston is 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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