September 27, 2011 – NASA may be through with shuttles for the time being, but their tech alumni are ready for another launch.

Start-up Piston Cloud Computing is officially releasing pentOS, a private cloud operating system built on OpenStack. Founded earlier this year with $4.5 million in funding from Hummer Winblad and True Ventures, the cloud operating system provider is led by former NASA chief technical architect Josh McKenty and former Rackspace executive Christopher MacGowan.

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