Closer Look: Piston Cloud Computing

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Piston Cloud Computing CEO Joshua McKenty, who is also former NASA Nebula Chief Technical Architect and co-founder of OpenStack, launched Piston Cloud to commercially distribute a cloud OS that is based on OpenStack, an open source framework for creating public and private clouds. The company’s product, Piston Enterprise OS, was released early this year, and is now in use on several private clouds. McKenty, who recently was part of a panel at GigaOm’s Structure 2012, gives an overview of the company and an update on its recent activities, including a partnership with Cloud Foundry. The video is about 4 minutes.

For more background on Piston, see Piston Releases Private Cloud Based on OpenStack. For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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