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Piston to Exhibit and Present at the 2014 OpenStack Summit in Atlanta

Stop by Booth #E10 to Demo Piston's Turn-key OpenStack Software

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack® company, today announced details of its participation at the OpenStack Summit taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, May 12-15, 2014. Piston will be in booth #E10. In addition to exhibiting, Piston's participation at the summit includes:

Tuesday, May 13
2:20 - 2:35 p.m. ET
"Demo Theater:
All the OpenStack Goodness and More"
Expo Hall (Level 1) Sponsor Demo Theater
Speaker: Shawn Madden, Advanced Solutions Engineer at Piston
This demo will highlight some of the most interesting capabilities of Piston OpenStack™, including SDN and PaaS integration, and explain some of the underlying concepts behind Piston's turn-key software.

Wednesday, May 14
11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
"Cinder on Ceph War Stories"
Room B101
Speakers: Christopher MacGown, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Piston and Jonathan LaCour, Vice President of Product Development at DreamHost
This panel discussion will include OpenStack deployers and developers building scalable storage on top of Ceph and deploying it into production OpenStack clouds. The panel will be asked to discuss specific technical and scaling challenges faced and how to go about solving them.

2:40 - 3:20 p.m. ET
"EvolutionStack at USDA - Building a Bazaar in the Cathedral"
Room B206
Speakers: Zachariah Bullard, Security Architect at USDA/NITC, Rick Kundiger
Branch Chief-Enterprise Architecture at USDA/NITC, Mike Meskill, Network Architect at USDA/NITC, Justin Palmer, Open Systems Lead at USDA/NITC, and Matt Reiss, Cloud Architect at USDA-NITC
This session will explore the USDA National Information Technology Center's OpenStack implementation leveraging Piston OpenStack, VMware® NSX, and Silicon Mechanics.

Thursday, May 15
9:50 - 10:30 a.m. ET
"Core via Crowd Sourcing: DefCore's Tempest in a Docker Container ('tcup')"
Room B206
Speakers: Joshua McKenty, Co-founder and CTO at Piston and Rob Hirschfeld, Sr. Distinguished Engineer at Dell
In this session, the co-presenters will explain how to use Tempest in a Container to Upload from Probe (TCUP), examine its workings, and review the broader DefCore process.

1:50 -5:40 p.m. ET
"BOSH CPI for OpenStack" Open Source @ OpenStack Developer Session
Room B308
Organizers: Joshua McKenty, Co-founder and CTO at Piston and Ferran Rodenas, Staff Engineer at Pivotal, Inc.
Cloud Foundry BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services. In this is a collaborative working developer session for the Bosh open source project, the organizers and attendees will discuss extending the BOSH CPI to use Admin APIs and enable creation of flavors, networks, and tenants, review changes needed to support OpenStack Icehouse, and collect input for additional enhancement stories.

This year's OpenStack Summit will include speakers, panels and end user sessions for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack. For more information or to register for the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, please visit https://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-summit-atlanta-2014/.

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About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack® company. Founded in 2011 by OpenStack founders from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston makes software that uses advanced systems intelligence to orchestrate an entire private cloud environment using commodity hardware. Piston is an OpenStack Foundation Gold Member, based in San Francisco, and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures, Cisco Systems, Inc., Data Collective, and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston online at www.pistoncloud.com.

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