Press Release | December 23, 2014

Apprenda Partners with Piston to Bring OpenStack Prowess to Private Platform as a Service

TROY, N.Y. — Apprenda, the leader in enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS), announced today that it has partnered with Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the web-scale infrastructure orchestration and automation company. Together, Apprenda and Piston 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.

Piston CloudOS™ and Piston OpenStack™ software deliver 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. In this new partnership, Piston provides the infrastructure, while Apprenda provides a software layer that transforms the 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, production-ready private cloud environment in a single day. Once a customer has 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.”

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the leading enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) powering the next generation of enterprise software development in public, private and hybrid clouds. As a foundational software layer and application run-time environment, Apprenda abstracts away the complexities of building and delivering modern software applications, enabling enterprises to turn ideas into innovations faster. With Apprenda, enterprises can securely deliver an entire ecosystem of data, services, applications and APIs to both internal and external customers across any infrastructure. From the world’s largest banks like JPMorgan Chase to healthcare organizations including McKesson and AmerisourceBergen, Apprenda’s clients are part of a new class of software-defined enterprises, disrupting industries and winning with software. Visit Apprenda online at

About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.   

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the web-scale infrastructure orchestration and automation company. Founded in 2011, Piston makes software that enables agile development teams to quickly deploy scalable, secure, production-ready private cloud environments on commodity hardware, without wrestling with infrastructure plumbing. Customers like Swisscom, King Digital Entertainment, Intelemage, Radio Free Asia, and Zulily use Piston CloudOS™ + Piston OpenStack™ to automate their IT operations and bring new products to market faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures, Cisco Systems, Inc., Data Collective, and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston online at


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