Computing, which has been focused on the OpenStack cloud computing platform, today announced, in conjunction with an Intelemage customer announcement, a new release of Piston OpenStack, the company's OpenStack distribution for orchestrating private clouds. Piston is notable for its involvement with the original cloud project that became OpenStack, and for its heavy involvement with the OpenStack Foundation and the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board. Piston is going so far as to call its latest release “the last OpenStack you’ll ever try."
Piston officials are claiming that total cost of ownership (TCO) for its OpenStack distribution will be far lower than costs for other platforms. Piston OpenStack 3.0 is available now, and may be downloaded free for 90 days at http://www.pistoncloud.com/start. After the 90-day free trial period,
Piston OpenStack is available through an annual software subscription license, which includes an automated, online update service and access to 24×7 customer support.
“Piston delivered the first commercial OpenStack product to market, and over the last two years, we’ve seen incredible customer success," said Jim Morrisroe, CEO of Piston, in a statement. "To date, dozens of companies, from leading financial services organizations and medical research labs to global service providers and federal government agencies, have deployed Piston OpenStack, at scale, in diverse production environments.”
New features in Piston OpenStack 3.0 include:
Fine-grainedconfiguration of multi-tier storage pools for improved performance and cost-efficiency. Enhanced Networking: A wide range of software-defined networking (SDN) options including Juniper Contrail™, PLUMgrid™, and VMware NSX™. Moxie Runtime Environment™ (RTE) Access: Now customers can leverage Piston’s distributed systems orchestration, Moxie RTE™, to deploy third party services and run any infrastructure service as highly-available and disaster-proof.
New Cluster Management
APIs and Tools: Richer tools for node health monitoring and cluster management. Remote Technical Support Access: One-click secure access to customer support. Redesigned Dashboard: New user interface (UI) for improved usability. Multi-Region Management: New dashboard interface makes it easy for users to consumeclouds of 10,000 servers distributed over multiple geo-locations through a single API.
“We are the OpenStack vendor who doesn’t have a dog in your fight,” added Joshua McKenty, CTO and co-founder of Piston. “From our close partnerships with every major vendor of SDN, SDS, orchestration tools, hardware and PaaS, Piston has the only OpenStack solution certified to run everything you care about. We believe your solution should be built from the best-of-breed at every tier, beginning with Piston OpenStack. We have no secret agenda.”
You can find out more about the new platform here.
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