Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Piston Cloud Raises $8 Million for Enterprise OpenStack

Piston Cloud Computing, a start-up based in San Francisco, raised $8 million in Series B funding for its enterprise OpenStack solutions.

The company's flagship Piston Enterprise OpenStack is designed for building, scaling and managing a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud on bare-metal, converged commodity hardware.  Piston Cloud enables Cloud Foundry's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering to run on OpenStack. It also supports leading automation solutions, including Opscode, Puppet Labs and RightScale.

The funding include the participation of Cisco Systems, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures, joining Divergent Ventures, Hummer Winblad and True Ventures as principal investors.