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  • 28 May 2013 16:36

Aptira presents Piston Enterprise OpenStack at CeBIT

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SYDNEY – May 28, 2013 – The OpenStack® community comes to CeBIT Australia for the first time when the show opens in Sydney today. CeBIT will run to May 30 and is being held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour; OpenStack is on stand 001 in the Cloud Ecosystem section in Hall 4.

During the three-day event local OpenStack provider Aptira will provide live demonstrations in the OpenStack Foundation booth of a Piston Enterprise OpenStack cloud deployment and operations on commodity hardware provided by Xenon Systems and Arista switching. As well as demonstrating the ease of installation, Aptira will showcase how Piston provides virtualised compute, storage and networking through self-service interfaces and APIs. In addition, Aptira CEO, OpenStack Board Director and leader of the Australian OpenStack User Group, Tristan Goode, will lead a workshop on Virtualisation Management that will highlight the capabilities of Piston Enterprise OpenStack.

“Piston Cloud Computing’s Enterprise OpenStack software is the most advanced implementation of OpenStack available,” said Goode. “The ability to deploy a compact or massive private cloud in minutes on commodity hardware means Piston Enterprise OpenStack immediately frees your organisation to focus on building applications rather than infrastructure.

“Piston Enterprise OpenStack provides the same ease of use and DevOps-centric features as brand-name web services at lower prices and without the poor customer service, possible risk of disk I/O issues and rogue zombie servers,” Goode said. “Irrespective of the hardware platform you choose, Piston helps deliver amazing density and efficiency, and provides all the software you need for a private AWS-compatible IaaS cloud: operating system, processing, storage, and network management.”

Aptira is offering a free 90-day trial of the Piston Enterprise OpenStack cloud.

About Aptira

Aptira is the leading provider of enterprise OpenStack™ in APAC, providing private and hybrid cloud solutions and technology consultancy, delivering high-level solutions to meet the most demanding technology specifications. The company works with a wide range of organisations in finance, retail, utilities and government and manages complex hosting scenarios for rich media producers, specialising in massively scalable open source cloud frameworks. Aptira is acknowledged as the prime motivator of the OpenStack community in Australia and India. Visit or follow them on twitter at @aptira.

About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack™ software company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston Cloud is built using OpenStack, the fastest growing, massively scalable open-source cloud framework. Piston Enterprise OpenStack™ is the first fully automated bare-metal cloud operating system built on OpenStack and the first OpenStack distribution specifically focused on the secure and easy operation of web-scale private clouds. Piston Cloud is based in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Cisco Systems, Inc., Divergent Ventures, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures. Visit Piston Cloud online at

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