Piston Staff  /  Jul 24, 2014

Bring New Apps and Services to Market Faster with SDN and OpenStack

In this new “data revolution” economy, being able to quickly develop apps from testing to staging to production is a key competitive differentiation for most businesses today. Being able…

Susan Tan  /  Jun 19, 2014

I’m joining Piston because of Python. Hello.

The elegant streets at the top of a great hill in San Francisco were quiet and dark. A window in an apartment was lit up brightly by the glow…

Piston Staff  /  May 29, 2014

Please PaaS the OpenStack Cloud!

Piston to Sponsor the 2014 Cloud Foundry Summit Piston and Pivotal share a common goal: to make it easier and faster to build, test, deploy, and scale applications. For…

Piston Staff  /  May 21, 2014

OpenStack Summit Atlanta: And We Danced!… and had a really, really, really good time

Last week in Atlanta, we helped kick off the OpenStack® Summit on Monday with Piston’s annual OpenStack Summit party. As usual, we worked hard to make sure this party…

Joshua McKenty  /  May 8, 2014

OpenStack DefCore: Review Time

Review Time for the DefCore Capabilities Scorecard & Core Identification Matrix Attribution Note: This post was collaboratively edited by members of the DefCore committee. The OpenStack Core definition process…

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…

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…

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…

Andy Smith  /  Jan 28, 2014

FarmBoy Part 3: Installing Refstack dependencies, deploying Gunicorn & final touches of FarmBoy.

The final installment, wherein we install Refstack, learn to deploy it and make the final tweaks for a happy life on the server farm. Installing the Refstack dependencies This…

Andy Smith  /  Jan 13, 2014

FarmBoy Part 2: Let’s Examine the Alembic Task

Welcome back. Last time, we learned about getting your basic OpenStack build set up and gave you a peek at what we’ll be doing for the rest of the…