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IaaS Meets PaaS: Piston Brings Cloud Foundry Platform to OpenStack

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. has announced a new community open source project to allow the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to run on OpenStack. Piston said its new project will be submitted to the OpenStack satellite ecosystem for future consideration as an OpenStack incubation project.

With cooperation from VMware, Piston Cloud said it is developing the Cloud Provider Interface that integrates OpenStack cloud infrastructure with Cloud Foundry and expects to distribute and support this new integrated capability in a future release of Piston Enterprise OS.

Cloud Computing "Today's private cloud solutions are poised to transform IT economics for the enterprise," said Joshua McKenty, CEO and co-founder of Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. "With our joint commitment to open source development, VMware and Piston Cloud are driving this transformation forward."

The Benefits of Cloud Foundry and Open Stack Integration

Cloud Foundry is a leading open source PaaS offering with a fast growing ecosystem and strong enterprise demand, while OpenStack IaaS is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds.

The integration takes advantage of Cloud Foundry BOSH, the recently announced open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and life cycle management of very large scale instances of Cloud Foundry. The Piston Cloud development team will work closely with the VMware Cloud Foundry engineering team on this integrated OpenStack and Cloud Foundry community project over time.

"We're delighted to see Piston Cloud take the lead for integrated OpenStack and Cloud Foundry solutions," said Jerry Chen, vice president of cloud and application services at VMware. "It is vital to our customers that Cloud Foundry be a true multi-cloud offering. We look forward to supporting the engineering effort as well as our mutual customers."

This article was originally published on May 3, 2012
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