Piston Integrates OpenStack with Other Technologies for More Complete Private Clouds

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For those looking to turn their individual servers into a private OpenStack cloud, the latest release of Piston OpenStack provides a platform for complete private cloud environments on an enterprise’s existing commodity hardware.

Piston OpenStack 3.0 essentially integrates several technologies into the standard, open-source OpenStack framework to provide a more complete and easily deployable private cloud solution. And it installs directly onto commodity hardware from almost any major x86 vendor, virtualizing a data center’s compute, storage, and network capabilities. It can scale to tens of thousands of physical servers.

Version 3.0 includes multi-tier storage pooling, software-defined networking options (Juniper Contrail, PLUMgrid, and VMware NSX), and the Moxie Runtime Environment for orchestrating third party services. It also provides a redesigned customer dashboard, new management APIs and tools to monitor node and cluster health, and the ability to access 10,000 worldwide cloud servers via API.

Since first launching a commercial OpenStack product two years ago, Piston OpenStack has been deployed by dozens of companies in the financial sector, medical research, global businesses and federal agencies.

It was recently chosen by Intelemage, a company that provides medical image sharing, for its expanding private cloud.

“We selected Piston for our global private cloud because of our need to maintain a secure and reliable environment,” Intelemage CTO and co-founder John Danner said in a statement. Particularly, Piston OpenStack helps the company automate its build-out and deployment activities, and streamlining its server management.

Piston OpenStack 3.0 is available now for download. After a 90-day free trial period, Piston OpenStack is available through an annual license which includes updates and customer support. Piston also provides training and professional services to support enterprise-level integration for custom authentication, audit and compliance, or monitoring solutions.

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