Piston plans to integrate VMware’s Cloud Foundry into OpenStack

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Monday, April 30th, 2012   |  

Today Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., a one-year old company that has developed a private cloud operating system built on OpenStack and named Piston Enterprise OS, announced a new community open source project called Cloud Provider Interface.

Cloud Provider Interface will integrate OpenStack with Cloud Foundry, VMware’s open source PaaS available through various private and public cloud distributions.

This “marriage of convenience“, using the words of Krishnan Subramanian, principal analyst at Rishidot Research, comes unexpected in an infrastructure landscape that wants OpenStack opposed to VMware and Amazon WebService but seems more logical on a PaaS perspective, where VMware tries to place itself as an open source player.

Piston will work on a Cloud Foundry BOSH (an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services) CPI for OpenStack that will extend Cloud Foundry deployment over OpenStack in addition to VMware and AWS.



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