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…

Piston Staff  /  Jan 31, 2012

“Ceph Lords” San Francisco OpenStack Free Event

This Thursday evening we’re doing it again, sponsoring another San Francisco OpenStack Free Event! Join us this Thursday, February 2nd, at 6:30pm at DreamHost’s new San Francisco office, 221 Pine St, 2nd…

Christopher MacGown  /  Jan 25, 2012

Welcome Chris Fattarsi, our new Distributed Everything Engineer

I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to Chris Fattarsi, the newest member of the Piston Cloud engineering team! Chris will be hacking on OpenStack Nova for…

Christopher MacGown  /  Jan 23, 2012

Open Source Dining Etiquette: How to know when it’s appropriate to spoon or fork.

When one finds oneself invited to dine with an open source project, one should always mind one’s manners, especially around the table setting. As the project grows, one might…

Joshua McKenty  /  Jan 17, 2012

DevOps and Private Cloud, Sitting In a Tree…

An impassioned plea for API-Driven Infrastructure (ADI) While the term “DevOps” gets bandied about with a certain gratuitous flair, it’s a bit easier to clarify and summarize than most…

Piston Staff  /  Jan 10, 2012

Piston Cloud Sponsors “Back At It” San Francisco OpenStack™ Event (videos)

This past Thursday, we started the year with the second largest SFBay OpenStack event ever! This was an extremely exciting result for the first event that I’ve facilitated, thanks to my Piston Cloud team. In addition to the hacking meetups we regularly host, we’re already working on presenting many more events this year.

Joshua McKenty  /  Jan 4, 2012

OpenStack: Some Assembly Required

It’s not about OpenStack being production ready, it’s about having products ready for production. Have you ever bought an IKEA Kitchen? There’s actually no such thing. Instead, IKEA gives…

Joshua McKenty  /  Sep 27, 2011

How to Move an Elephant

“I want people to be entrepreneurs, but I want them to do it for the right reasons, because they think they can change the world, because they think they have got something of value to give to the world.” – Pierre Omidyar