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Piston Cloud Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Enterprise OpenStack Company Recognized for Innovation and Global Market Potential (July 10, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/10/12 -- Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack company, today announced its selection as an AlwaysOn Global 250 winner. The AlwaysOn Global 250 recognizes the top emerging private companies that demonstrate leadership, innovative approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt the global market. The AlwaysOn editorial team and a panel of industry experts selected Piston Cloud based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

"Piston Cloud was founded with a simple goal, to make OpenStack easy, secure and open for the enterprise," said Joshua McKenty, CEO and co-founder of Piston Cloud. "As trends like cloud computing and Big Data continue to evolve the way we do business, the AlwaysOn Global 250 list remains a strong barometer of which companies are driving meaningful innovation in a dynamic market."

Piston Cloud has experienced significant traction since the company's founding and public introduction in 2011. In the past year, the company delivered its flagship product, Piston Enterprise OpenStack, the first cloud operating system built on OpenStack, and established strategic partnerships with Gridcentric, Opscode, Arista Networks, RightScale and Silicon Mechanics. In addition, Piston Cloud is leading an open source project in cooperation with VMware® to integrate Cloud Foundry™ with OpenStack. The company has been an organizing member of The OpenStack Foundation, and remains an active contributor to the project.

In addition to the AlwaysOn Global 250, other Piston Cloud accolades include the 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors (CRN), AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 Private Company, overall Best in Show and Audience Choice awards at Under the Radar, as well as Judges Choice and Audience Choice awards for the infrastructure category, and the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award. In addition, Business Insider recently named Piston Cloud CEO Joshua McKenty among the 50 most powerful people in enterprise technology.

Piston Cloud and its fellow AlwaysOn Global 250 winners will be honored at AlwaysOn's tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23, 2012. A full list of AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found at:

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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 OpenStack is the first fully-automated 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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