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Piston Cloud CEO to Present at 2012 Interop Las Vegas

Panel Answers the Question 'Is OpenStack the Answer to the Walled Garden?' (May 03, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, today announced its Co-founder and CEO, Joshua McKenty, will be participating in a panel session at Interop Las Vegas titled, "Is OpenStack the Answer to the Walled Garden?" taking place at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas from May 6-10, 2012. Interop features the latest innovations in virtualization, mobility, cloud computing and the data center.

Learn which companies are involved (and how involved) with OpenStack and how OpenStack's open source community approach is destroying the value proposition of closed and proprietary models from other vendors. In this interactive discussion, panelists will provide their perspective on the question "what does it truly mean to be open?" Featured panelists will include:

  • Moderator: John Treadway - Global Director, Cloud Computing Solutions at Unisys
  • Joshua McKenty - CEO and Co-founder at Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
  • Randy Bias - CTO and Co-founder at Cloudscaling
  • Brian Singer - Lead Solutions Marketing Manager, Cloud Computing at BMC Software

May 6 at 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT

The Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas
Lagoon B room

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit

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 Cloud's technology is built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable open source cloud framework. The company's core product, Piston Enterprise OS™ (pentOS™) is the first cloud operating system built on OpenStack, and is specifically focused on security and the easy operation of enterprise private cloud environments. Piston Cloud is based in San Francisco and funded by Hummer Winblad, True Ventures and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston Cloud online at or follow them on Twitter at @pistoncloud.

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