Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pivotal Acquires Cloud Foundry Specialist CloudCredo To Strengthen Its Leadership In the Cloud Foundry Ecosystem

Pivotal, maker of source development platform, has acquired London-based CloudCredo, a privately-held, fast-growing Cloud Foundry deployment and services provider along with CloudCredo’s subsidiary stayUp, an analysis tech firm for Cloud Foundry platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This deal will enhances Pivotal’s leadership in the Pivotal Cloud Foundry ecosystem, helping many of the world’s largest enterprises use Pivotal Cloud Foundry to create modern applications.

Founded in 2013 and based in London, United Kingdom, Cloud Credo is a fast-growing Cloud Foundry deployment and services provider. CloudCredo has been working Cloud Foundry ever since Pivotal released the platform in 2011 and has executed some of Pivotal’s largest and most complex implementations. The 25-strong CloudCredo has also unrivaled experience delivering SLA-driven services using Cloud Foundry platform. In addition, CloudCredo is also a well-respected contributor to the project. 

The deal comes as Cloud Foundry makes major inroads in the enterprise market, and rapid enterprise adoption heats competition between big tech foundation members, which include IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SAP

Rob Mee, CEO of Pivotal, said in a statement: “CloudCredo enhances Pivotal’s powerful next-generation portfolio of products and services by bringing extensive knowledge of deploying, running and customizing Cloud Foundry for some of the world’s largest and most admired brands”, and also added this: “With this expertise, we can better help our customers transform their enterprises by embracing and leveraging Pivotal’s Cloud Native platform more quickly."

Colin Humphreys, Co-founder and CEO of CloudCredo, said in a statement6: “When we started CloudCredo, we were profoundly influenced by The Pivotal Way. It shaped our approach to modern software development, our culture promoting openness and doing things the right way, and passion for delivering differentiated value to our customers”, and also added this: “Joining Pivotal allows us to operate at a global scale, overnight, and help the world's largest and most admired brands use software to transform their businesses and make an impact on the world.”

Following the deal, CloudCredo will continue to operate its London office and service its existing customers. Pivotal will continue to help its enterprise customers embrace and leverage the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform.  

Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, California, Pivotal Software Inc. is a US-based software company that provides software and services for the development of custom applications based on cloud computing technology. The company is a spin-out and joint venture of data storage giant EMC Corporation and virtualization specialist VMware that combined software products employees, and line of businesses from the two parent companies including Greeplum, Cloud Foundry, Spring, Pivotal Labs, and Gemfire. 

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