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Intelemage® Selects Piston to Provide the Backbone of its Private Cloud Infrastructure

Global Medical Image Sharing Solutions Leader Chooses Piston OpenStack Software for its Scalability, Security and Automation

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack® company, today announced, in conjunction with the release of Piston OpenStack™ 3.0, that Intelemage®, the global leader in medical image sharing solutions, has implemented Piston OpenStack to run its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Piston OpenStack is a software product that uses advanced systems intelligence to orchestrate an entire private cloud environment using commodity hardware.

Prior to implementing Piston OpenStack, Intelemage® had a mix of dedicated Linux and VMware ESXi servers on which they deployed their virtual machines. As their customer base grew, Intelemage® recognized a need to replace their VMware ESXi environment with a more scalable, automated and secure infrastructure that could better support their growth.

Intelemage® evaluated several vendors, including Ubuntu Cloud, newer VMware solutions and Piston OpenStack. Ultimately, Intelemage® chose Piston because of the team’s OpenStack expertise and the product’s security, scalability and automation. Prior to Piston, Intelemage® spent too much time building servers, applying patches and doing other deployment-related exercises. With Piston OpenStack, Intelemage® is able to automate all build-out and deployment activities, taking deployment times down to seconds.

Piston OpenStack allows businesses to easily deploy and manage an OpenStack private cloud without IT operations expertise or specialized appliances. Providing best-of-breed virtualized compute, storage, networking and management through self-service interfaces and APIs, Piston frees developers to focus on building applications rather than infrastructure. Piston can be deployed on commodity hardware from almost any major x86 vendor and scales to tens of thousands of physical servers.

Supporting Quotes

“We selected Piston for our global private cloud because of our need to maintain a secure and reliable environment. Additionally, by utilizing Piston, Intelemage® has the capacity and the platform needed to securely deliver our current and future services in an efficient and reliable way, which is really where we want to be.”
-John Danner, CTO and Co-founder, Intelemage®

“From day one, our team was fully committed to making the implementation successful and we are thrilled with the result. We look forward to growing with Intelemage® as they scale their business in the years to come.”
-Jim Morrisroe, CEO, Piston