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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/13 -- Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, today announced that the editors of TechTarget's™ have selected Piston OpenStack™ as a Best of VMworld 2013 award finalist in the Private Cloud Computing Technology category.

A team of independent judges comprising experts and editors from reviewed and evaluated over 200 products submitted for the awards. Products were judged according to innovation, value, performance, reliability, and ease of use.

Piston CTO and co-founder Joshua McKenty noted, "Piston OpenStack is a bare-metal cloud operating system that allows DevOps teams to easily deploy and manage an OpenStack private cloud without IT operations expertise or specialized appliances. By providing virtualized compute, storage, networking and management through self-service interfaces and APIs, Piston frees developers to focus on building applications rather than infrastructure."

Piston represents the industry's first hands-free zero-click deployment process. In less than ten minutes, an organization can go from racked, unpowered gear to a fully functioning private OpenStack cloud. Piston OpenStack auto-detects, powers, and netboots the cloud hardware, then auto-assembles an OpenStack cloud from the constituent resources. Piston can be deployed on your choice of commodity hardware from almost any major x86 vendor and scales to tens of thousands of physical servers. Interoperable with all other OpenStack public and private cloud environments, and also supporting Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs, Piston makes it easy to deploy and migrate applications.

"Not only are we honored to have received this award, but we're also excited because this week we launched version 2.5 of our Piston OpenStack software," continued Joshua McKenty.

To learn more about Piston OpenStack 2.5, visit

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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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