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Pivotal and Telstra Forge Partnership to Digitally Transform Australia’s Largest Companies

New Pivotal Labs office in Sydney, Australia will be a software innovation hub for Telstra’s enterprise customers.

Sydney, August 4, 2015 – Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, today announced a joint venture with Telstra that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform Australia’s largest enterprises into software companies – using Pivotal’s open cloud native and analytics platforms and new Pivotal Labs office in Sydney, Australia.

Pivotal Labs, a business unit of Pivotal, has been credited for shaping the development culture of Silicon Valley’s most influential and valuable brands. Its agile software development approach brings start-up speeds, predictable software methodology, and iterative product development culture to Australia’s largest enterprises.

Partnering with Pivotal, Telstra’s enterprise customers will start their digital transformation journey by building next-generation mobile and web applications. However, in order to transform traditional enterprises into modern software companies, Pivotal complements its Pivotal Labs software development capabilities with Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), the market’s fastest growing open cloud native platform, and Pivotal Big Data Suite (BDS), the market’s most complete data platform to extract value from both fast and big data.

Telstra will play an important role in accelerating Pivotal’s peerless approach to software in Australia. Telstra’s extensive local experience coupled with Pivotal’s open cloud native platform and agile software development capabilities, this joint venture will guide businesses every step of the way to create software, services and solutions with speed and agility. Telstra’s customers will be able to leverage the tools, services and training that Pivotal Labs and Pivotal Cloud Foundry offers.

Supporting Quotes

Melissa Ries, Vice President and General Manager APJ, Pivotal

“The arrival of Pivotal Labs in Australia presents a great opportunity for local organisations. Pivotal Labs will quickly become a software innovation hub for Australia’s largest enterprises in all industries to transform into great software companies – taking digital disruption to the next level.”

“Pivotal has a great relationship with Telstra, which is built on a foundation of shared visions. With Telstra’s involvement in the Cloud Foundry Foundation and our joint venture, we’re partnering to help Telstra’s customers transform into great software companies.”

Gavin Jones, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Pivotal

“The Pivotal Labs Sydney office will be the 16th Pivotal Labs site globally. Pivotal’s investment in this region emphasises our commitment to innovation in the Australian tech market. We are seeing more and more exciting software-driven innovation coming out of Australia. The opening of the Pivotal Labs Sydney office will only accelerate that region-wide innovation momentum.”

Kate McKenzie, Chief Operations Officer, Telstra

“Partnering with Pivotal to bring Pivotal Labs to Australia is a fantastic extension of Telstra’s innovation network to deliver world-class technology solutions to our customers.”

“In conjunction with our new Gurrowa Innovation Lab, Pivotal Labs will enhance our innovation offering for our customers and create a pipeline of skills to grow our development capabilities. Innovation at Telstra is about helping our customers get the best out of technology for the future and ultimately providing access to the best networks from which they can innovate, and the partnership will allow us to do just that.”

About Pivotal

Pivotal combines our cloud-native platform, developer tools, and unique methodology to help the world’s largest companies transform the way they build and run their most important applications. Our technology is used by Global 2000 companies to achieve strategic advantages in software development and IT operations.


Rita Manachi
Analyst Relations

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