Turn-key Private Cloud Software

Piston OpenStack automates the orchestration of an entire private cloud environment on commodity servers. Companies building web, mobile, and big data applications use Piston to bring new products to market faster.

Unlike traditional on-premise solutions, Piston OpenStack is so easy to deploy and manage that your complete application development environment can be built in a single day and requires virtually no ongoing operations support.

Automated Orchestration

Piston OpenStack 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 OpenStack also includes a hyper-converged hardware architecture, a highly-secure stateless Micro-OS, and advanced cluster management technology.

Piston OpenStack is a zero downtime, hands-free private cloud software that 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 keeping 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 is zero downtime — either planned or unplanned.


Piston OpenStack 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 and from day one, we've built Piston OpenStack with that in mind. Our stateless micro-OS provides many of the same security benefits as a hardware appliance, but without the additional hardware lock-in. Piston OpenStack is also the first commercial OpenStack software 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 Total Cost

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.

Completely Turn-Key

Piston OpenStack deploys 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.

Automated Orchestration

Take automation to the next level. Piston OpenStack uses the same self-healing approach to configuration and management of storage and computing, that the Internet uses for network routing.

Production Ready

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 OpenStack is the right fit.

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Go Under the Hood

Learn about the technical features and capabilities of 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 OpenStack has helped our customers achieve higher ROI on their IT investments and accelerated time-to-value for development teams.

A Word From Our Customers