Piston Cloud, focused on the OpenStack cloud computing platform, has announced that it will donate hardware and developer resources to the Cloud Foundry community, as the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company joins itself more closely with VMware-spinoff Pivotal. Also, Joshua McKenty, CTO and co-founder of Piston, will join the Cloud Foundry Advisory Board. This partnership between Piston Cloud and Pivotal could have a big impact on the IaaS, PaaS and OpenStack cloud scene.
According to the announcement:
“Pivotal selected Piston to provide the initial community OpenStack infrastructure because of their ability to rapidly deploy a complete cloud environment, dynamically scale it to meet the needs of the community as it grows, and Pistonâ€™s demonstrated commitment to the open source development project and the Cloud Foundry ecosystem.”