Turn-Key Private Cloud Software

Piston enables agile development teams to quickly deploy scalable, production-ready private cloud environments on converged commodity hardware. Companies building web, mobile, and big data applications use Piston CloudOS™ + Piston OpenStack™ to automate their IT operations and bring new products to market faster.

Piston CloudOS + Piston OpenStack includes everything needed to boot, manage, and scale a complete OpenStack-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service environment. Unlike traditional on-premise solutions, Piston is so easy to deploy and manage that your complete private cloud can be built in a single day, requires virtually no ongoing operations support, and can be linearly scaled whenever you need additional capacity.

Piston improves datacenter efficiency by managing a group of servers as a single pool of elastic and scalable computing resources. Delivering compute, storage, networking, and management through self-service interfaces and APIs, Piston includes a hyper-converged hardware architecture, a highly-secure stateless Linux micro-OS, and advanced cluster management technology.

Zero Downtime

Piston's zero downtime, hands-free software ensures your team's productivity doesn't stop, even when hardware fails. Providing elastic scaling of resources and fault tolerance out-of-the-box, Piston keeps the infrastructure running by automatically rebalancing resources and restarting tasks that have failed. Even full cluster upgrades are performed on an automated rolling basis, so there's zero downtime.


Piston can be deployed on your choice of commodity servers from almost any major x86 vendor, and scales to tens of thousands of physical servers. Interoperable with other OpenStack public and private cloud environments, and also supporting Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs, Piston makes it easy to deploy and migrate your web, mobile and big data applications.


We believe security can't be an afterthought. Piston's stateless Iocane Linux Micro-OS provides many of the same security benefits as a hardware appliance, but without the additional hardware lock-in. Piston is also the first commercial OpenStack software product integrated with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT). This feature provides a hardware-based root-of-trust to ensure that a platform boots with a known-good configuration of firmware, BIOS, virtual machine monitor, and operating system. Customers in highly regulated or secure environments are ensured their physical and virtual resources are protected against attack.

Hands-Free Operations

Piston automates the orchestration of the entire private cloud, freeing your software development teams to focus on applications, not infrastructure.

Lower TCO

Your business is growing up-and-to-the-right, but so are your AWS bills. Piston gives you the same easy-to-use self service capabilities as AWS, with a lower TCO.


A Piston private cloud can be deployed in minutes and includes everything you need for a complete application development and testing environment. Go from racked gear to deploying apps in a single day.

Linear Scalability

Just like the public cloud, Piston software allows you to incrementally add resources whenever you need the capacity or scale-in whenever you don't, so you're not wasting time or money.

Production Ready

Piston CloudOS + Piston OpenStack is currently being deployed at scale in diverse production environments around the globe. Learn more about our customers.

Hardware Agnostic

No matter which hardware vendor you choose, Piston helps you deliver amazing density and efficiency, which translates directly into cost savings.

Schedule a Demo

Have more questions? Schedule a demo with a Piston Solutions Engineer. We can help you evaluate every aspect of your project, from ROI to SLA, and determine if Piston CloudOS + Piston OpenStack is the right fit for you.

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Go Under the Hood

Learn about the technical features and capabilities of Piston CloudOS + Piston OpenStack, including integrated best-of-breed virtualized storage, production-grade hypervisors, and software-defined networking.

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Customer Case Studies

Learn how Piston CloudOS + Piston OpenStack has helped our customers achieve higher ROI on their IT investments and accelerated time-to-value for development teams.

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