BroadCloud Chooses Piston Enterprise OS for Private Clouds
Managed hosting and cloud solutions firm BroadCloud, and enterprise OpenStack specialist Piston Cloud Computing announced BroadCloud will now offer the Piston Enterprise OS (pentOS) to its managed services customers, enabling them to implement and manage private clouds without large capital expenditures, according to the company. BroadCloud provides IT services from 60 data centers worldwide via a network of data center operating vendors inlcuding Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) Level3 (NYSE: LVLT), Bytegrid and CoreLink, as well as on-premise solutions for customers.
PentOS is the first operating system based on OpenStack, as well as the first OpenStack distribution designed for security and enterprise-grade private clouds. Their proposition hinges on leveraging the open source OpenStack as an enterprise-grade private cloud platform, and using its proprietary Null-Tier Architecture to combine storage, compute and networking on every node. Piston claims that pentOS is also the first industry implementation of CloudAudit, an open source standard for compliance requirements and security in cloud and virtualized environments.
“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, in a prepared statement. “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.”
Last week Piston Cloud announced a community open source initiative to integrate VMware’s Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service product with OpenStack. Piston Cloud intends to submit the Cloud Foundry project to the OpenStack satellite ecosystem for acceptance as an incubation project.