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Piston Names Steve Bagby as Chief Operating Officer

Appointment of Industry Veteran Strengthens Executive Leadership Team as the Company Scales to Support New Growth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/05/14 -- Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, today announced it has appointed Steve Bagby as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Bagby brings more than 25 years of experience leading the development of IT Infrastructure products for both startups and large companies. In his role as COO, he will be responsible for leading Piston's engineering, quality assurance and product management teams.

"Steve's deep experience in the development and implementation of cutting-edge technology and products is an invaluable asset to Piston as we execute on our product strategy," said Jim Morrisroe, CEO of Piston. "With our rapid customer growth, Steve's addition to our management team will help propel us forward and better serve those customers with new product innovations at even higher high quality."

Before joining Piston, Bagby was co-founder, CTO and Vice President of Engineering for SimpliVity, a pioneer and leader in hyper-converged infrastructure platforms for the software-defined datacenter. Prior to SimpliVity, he led product development efforts for several startups in storage virtualization and data deduplication, including Sepaton, Diligent Technologies, Falconstor, and Neartek. Bagby started his career in server hardware design, compilers and operating systems.

"The software-defined datacenter is the future of computing," said Bagby. "What truly sold me on Piston was their unmatched ability to eliminate the potential integration and management complexities that can pose a real challenge to companies looking to make the move to a software-defined datacenter. I believe that Piston OpenStack software is driving this future and I'm honored to be a part of the company's leadership team."

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About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack™ company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston makes software for global-scale private clouds, built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable cloud framework. Piston OpenStack™ is a fully automated bare-metal cloud software and the first OpenStack product specifically focused on security and easy operation of web-scale private clouds. Piston is based in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Cisco Systems, Inc., Divergent Ventures, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures. Visit Piston online at www.pistoncloud.com.

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