OpenStack’s Extended Family Continues To Innovate

Two of the core developers of OpenStack, the open-source cloud-computing platform that was launched last year by Rackspace and NASA, are seizing the opportunity they helped forge to create more cloud solutions for enterprises and find more success in the cloud computing industry.  Joshua McKenty and Christopher MacGown have co-founded Piston Cloud Computing, a software company that is developing commercialized OpenStack software for businesses. Piston’s software aims to extend the OpenStack solution to address security, performance and lifecycle management issues of hybrid cloud approaches. The company has been stealthy to date, but its blog says that its software “specializes on the federation of large, complex datasets that have regulatory requirements for authentication and access control.”


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