Piston Staff  /  Apr 23, 2014

Looks Like We Made It! Piston Named One of the Best Places to Work in the SF Bay Area!

Earlier this week, we formally announced that Piston had been named one of the top 10 ‘Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area’ by the San…

Joshua McKenty  /  Apr 15, 2014

Continuous Delivery: It’s Not (Just) About Cloud, It’s About Speed and Freedom.

Yesterday morning I gave a presentation on DevOps, lean and agile philosophies called “Cars, Crops, Comedians: An investigation of continuous delivery culture”. I should start by saying that in…

Eric Frank  /  Apr 10, 2014

UX is for Everyone

Two months ago, we released our newest iteration of Piston OpenStack. We added a ton of new features and improvements, including the first-ever release of the Piston Dashboard. The…

Piston Staff  /  Mar 27, 2014

Portrait of a Piston Person: Forrest Carpenter

In one sentence, how would you describe your role as the Platform Engineering Manager at Piston. Accelerate the greying of my hair. But seriously, I’m responsible for the integration…

Mandell Degerness  /  Mar 14, 2014

Piston OpenStack 3.0: Now with Policy-Driven Storage Provisioning

When our CTO, Joshua McKenty, first drew up his vision of Piston OpenStack™ 3.0 enhanced storage for the team, we all thought it was crazy (and likely impossible without…

Steve Bagby  /  Mar 13, 2014

We’re Hiring Engineers. Here’s What We’re Looking For…

Hi, I’m Steve Bagby. As the Chief Operations Officer at Piston, I’m focused on building a team of extraordinary gentlepeople for Engineering, Quality, and Product Management. We currently have…

Scott Hartzel  /  Mar 5, 2014

Boots on the Ground with One-Click Remote Technical Support

Last week, Christopher MacGown shared the inspiration behind Piston OpenStack 3.0. Today, we kick off our blog series on some of our newest product features and enhancements by talking…

Christopher MacGown  /  Feb 27, 2014

Piston OpenStack 3.0: One Step Closer to Every Server in the World

From day one, my co-founders and I set out to deliver the world an enterprise-grade OpenStack software that was secure, free of vendor lock-in, and easy to use. And…

Mandell Degerness  /  Feb 19, 2014

Do Successful Programmers Need to Be Introverted?

Women in general aren’t introverted enough. Most women refuse to live in a dark room with a slot in the door that someone stuffs food through. Without that you…

Joshua McKenty  /  Feb 12, 2014

Hoodies & Blazers, Together At Last

Building a Better Organization Through Diversity and Task Cohesion Why is diversity important in a community, team or organization? What’s the point? There have been several studies done on…