Piston to Showcase at VMworld
Aug 26, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack company, announced it will provide live demos of its global-scale private cloud software, Piston OpenStack 2.5, at the 2013 VMworld Conference, taking place through Aug. 29 in San Francisco.
In a release, the Company noted that Grizzly, product features and benefits in version 2.5 include:
-Grizzly Support: More intelligent block storage scheduler improves volume performance. Better user experience with Horizon dashboard. Significant upgrades in user experience, stability and multi-lingual support. Management of networking and object storage within the dashboard. Identity middleware now has better LDAP support.
-Improved Storage Management and ROI: Delivers a flexible shared storage fabric, out of the box, using the Inktank Ceph "Cuttlefish" release -- a commercially supported open source software storage solution -- that improves storage balancing and efficiency. Piston 2.5 improves storage ROI via exposing different types of storage pools, taking better advantage of a mixed hardware environment.
-Add Virtual Machines in Less than a Second: Piston 2.5 includes upgraded Linux Kernel and Virtual Memory Streaming, a commercial extension to KVM that provides true live migration and multi-server memory oversubscription. VMS provides an instance cloning capability that allows users to launch and completely run additional virtual machines instantaneously.
-Automated Provisioning and Management: With MoxieHA, Piston's patent-pending, high availability technology, users can easily perform security updates, apply complete system upgrades or re-balance VMs, without system or VM downtime. With 2.5, MoxieHA is more adaptive to hardware failures, with improved logging and alerting, and upgraded cluster stability in configurations with poor networking.
-OpenStack Networking compatibility: Customers can enable OpenStack neutron in Piston 2.5 if required for their deployments. Compatible with the entire software-defined networking vendor ecosystem and automated configuration and management of a best practices network, including traffic shaping and multi-host L2 and L3 services, support for overlapping IP address ranges, easy adoption of the emerging SDN API standard without compromise and Open vSwitch Plugin for Neutron with high availability enhancements.
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