BroadCloud Selects Piston Cloud to Power Hosted Private Clouds Built on OpenStack(TM)
Partnership delivers flexible, scalable pentOS private clouds without the upfront expense
LAS VEGAS, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BroadCloud, a leading provider of managed hosting, private IT cloud solutions, and managed security solutions, today announced it has selected Piston Cloud Computing's Piston Enterprise OS(TM) (pentOS(TM)) to bring off-premise private clouds to its customers. BroadCloud will be offering pentOS as part of its managed services offering.
For a low monthly cost, customers will be provided with a hosted data center, infrastructure management and server and network equipment powered by pentOS software. By deploying pentOS, BroadCloud managed IT services customers will be able to easily build and manage their private cloud without requiring a large capital outlay.
Piston Enterprise OS is the first cloud operating system built on OpenStack, and the first OpenStack distribution specifically focused on security and the easy operation of enterprise private clouds. Piston Cloud's innovative Null-Tier Architecture(TM) combines storage, compute and networking on every node to deliver massive scalability with unprecedented cost efficiency. Designed to address regulatory requirements, Piston Enterprise OS also represents the industry's first implementation of CloudAudit, an open security standard for cloud and virtualized environments.
"Our experience and focus on high value, high risk, high compliance and high security solutions are central to BroadCloud's clients and partners," said Brent Eubanks, EVP Strategic Services at BroadCloud. "And with Piston Cloud's premier private cloud software, pentOS, we can now provide our customers with an easy-to-install and secure private cloud in around 10 minutes and with hands-free scale-out." Broadcloud delivers managed IT services out of 60 datacenters around the world across a federated group of datacenter operating vendors such as Equinix, Level3, Bytegrid, CoreLink as well as a number of on-premise deployments at customers' sites.
"Piston Cloud is pleased to offer BroadCloud customers and partners the power of Piston Enterprise OS, a technology combination that delivers scalable performance, flexibility and security for the enterprise private cloud," said Christopher MacGown, CTO at Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. "Their premier hosted services delivers high value at an affordable monthly rate, coupled with the global reach and 100 percent service level agreement of BroadCloud's managed hosting services; making it simple for enterprise customers to easily leverage the benefits of an OpenStack private cloud."
BroadCloud is a provider of managed hosting, private IT cloud solutions, colocation and managed security solutions that extend and enhance your company's technology infrastructure. BroadCloud answers customers' infrastructure needs and employs best-of-breed technologies and expert IT personnel to deliver reliable, cost-effective services for on-premise, private cloud, public cloud and hybrid deployments. BroadCloud delivers the technology, expertise and experience that companies ranging from new start-up to Fortune 500 require from our strategically located datacenters. BroadCloud is headquartered in Carson City, Nevada and can be found online at http://www.broadcloud.com.
About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack(TM) company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston Cloud's technology is built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable open source cloud framework. The company's core product, Piston Enterprise OSTM (pentOSTM) is the first cloud operating system built on OpenStack, and is specifically focused on security and the easy operation of enterprise private cloud environments. Piston Cloud is based in San Francisco and funded by Hummer Winblad, True Ventures and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston Cloud online at http://www.pistoncloud.com or follow them on twitter at @pistoncloud.
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