We’ve long been fans of OpenStack, the open-source cloud computing platform. OpenStack is maturing quickly and is ready for its moment to shine in the enterprise. And so, we’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Piston Cloud Computing, the web-scale infrastructure orchestration and automation company that offers both Piston CloudOS and Piston OpenStack.
Together, Apprenda and Piston will deliver a tightly-integrated solution that enables agile software development teams to build Java and .NET cloud applications and microservices faster in a true hybrid cloud environment. With more enterprise developers turning to both PaaS and OpenStack solutions than ever before, it makes sense to deliver a powerful joint solution.
Piston’s software delivers compute, storage, networking, and management through self-service interfaces and APIs, while Apprenda offers an enterprise-grade PaaS that greatly speeds up app and microservices development. Essentially, Piston provides the infrastructure, while Apprenda provides a software layer that transforms that infrastructure into a policy-driven, hybrid cloud application platform.
“Apprenda’s integration with Piston allows developers to have policy-based access to OpenStack APIs to quickly manage infrastructure,” Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller said.
Additionally, Piston’s turn-key web-scale infrastructure solution enables Apprenda’s customers to deploy a hands-free, scalable, secure, and production-ready private cloud environment in a single day. Once you have set up an Apprenda and Piston environment, developers can quickly and easily build new (or modernize existing) on-premise applications for SaaS-based consumption. This flexibility allows for rapid updates to web software and scalable configurations that simplify the pre-cloud setup process.
“From day one, Piston set out to build a product that would eliminate the complexity associated with managing and deploying a traditional, on-premise environment,” Piston CEO Jim Morrisroe said. “And together with Apprenda, we provide customers additional freedom from datacenter complexity by delivering a scalable turn-key IaaS and PaaS solution, out of the box.”
For more information on what Apprenda and Piston can do for your business, visit the Apprenda and Piston integration page.