Former NASA cloud architect, Joshua McKenty is now working for his own startup called Piston Cloud, and this week he announced a new OpenStack based distribution called Piston Enterprise OS (pentOS). The pentOS approach aims to combine ease of deployment with security.
“This is turn-key OpenStack,” McKenty told InternetNews.com. “We don’t even require you to install anything on any individual server.”
McKenty explained that the way Piston has packaged pentOS is as a single USB stick that is plugged into a desktop or notebook computer, where users configure a file. The USB stick is then plugged into a top of rack switch and then the switch will install and configure OpenStack to every piece of hardware that it detects.