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Pivotal Changes Hybrid Cloud Game; Adds One-Click Amazon Web Services Integration and Bundled Managed Capacity

Pivotal Cloud Foundry enables non-disruptive cloud portability for strategic IT projects and immediate business adoption


Pivotal Cloud Foundry® extends its hybrid cloud platform with new scalable virtual appliance support for Amazon Web Services® (AWS), adding to the already-supported VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud® Air and OpenStack®.

Pivotal Web Services® with Enterprise support is now generally available, and included in Pivotal Cloud Foundry software subscriptions, enabling hybrid cloud scenarios and easy portability from on-premise to public cloud.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry provides new one-click AWS integration, offers AWS public cloud customers the best path to Cloud Foundry.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers can deploy and manage cloud native applications on almost any infrastructure; without the operational cost and complexity of maintaining their own underlying cloud infrastructure.

SAN FRANCISCO – March 24, 2015 – Pivotal®, the creators of Cloud Foundry®, today announced that it will provide supported access to Pivotal Web Services, which includes cloud infrastructure, to enterprise subscription customers of Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, the company’s cloud native application platform. Pivotal Cloud Foundry now includes one-click Amazon Web Services (AWS) installation integration, delivering Amazon customers the simplest path to their own dedicated Cloud Foundry platform on AWS. With today’s news, the industry’s fastest growing open source product ever extends its hybrid cloud offering with enterprise integration for hosted, public, and private clouds.

“With the latest Pivotal Cloud Foundry release, Pivotal becomes the first major middleware vendor to include managed public cloud capacity in a software subscription at no additional cost,” said James Watters, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Group at Pivotal. “By offering hosted public cloud along with dedicated self-install on either public or private clouds, Pivotal Cloud Foundry provides the instant-on affordable capacity Line of Business (LOB) executives need with the robust security and automation features IT can also bring to private clouds. With today’s release, LOB and IT can finally agree on a single platform.”

Delivering the One Cloud Platform Both Business and IT Can Agree On

LOB executives have championed the use of Pivotal’s hosted services, often in combination with Pivotal Labs agile development, to quickly deliver new digital products. IT executives value Pivotal Cloud Foundry’s ability to also run on private infrastructure. With our new hybrid cloud ready subscriptions LOB developers can start immediately on AWS while their private cloud build-outs complete, or run there entirely.

Delivering AWS Customers the Best Path to Cloud Foundry

Today’s release also brings AWS virtual appliance support for Pivotal Cloud Foundry. With this feature, AWS customers can now natively deploy Cloud Foundry applications in hours on their AWS infrastructure. This complete hybrid architecture lets operators migrate Cloud Foundry applications freely between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud, regardless of their underlying infrastructure.

Delivering Pivotal Cloud Foundry with the Cloud Infrastructure Included

Today, Pivotal customers can setup Pivotal Cloud Foundry under their own AWS account, or let Pivotal manage an AWS instance on their behalf by taking advantage of our new Pivotal Web Services with Enterprise Support. The new edition of Pivotal Cloud Foundry offers hosted application instances under a customer’s existing license at no extra cost. Pivotal Web Services is ideal for rapid deployments and avoids the administrative overhead of managing a public cloud infrastructure.

Supporting Quotes

”We wanted to create the right digital infrastructure for our systems and website, and we knew Pivotal could help us get there. Our new website, developed with Pivotal Labs and hosted via Pivotal Web Services, offers easy, dynamic and responsive ways for us to engage with our community of independent artists and audiences. The flexibility of the site architecture and the scalability of its hosting enables us to add new features, which provides significant opportunities for us to continue to build and evolve our online presence as we look ahead.” - Dave Ginsberg, Chief Technology Officer, Sundance Institute

”When enterprises want to build modern, next-generation Applications they turn to Platform as a Service (PaaS), but once they successfully built these applications they need to deploy them. Easier deployment options to multiple cloud vehicles like public, hybrid, and private cloud are sought after and valued highly by enterprises who look for PaaS vendors to make not only the creation, but also the operation of their new next-generation applications easier and more efficient.” - Holger Mueller, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

”Based on our high performance public cloud infrastructure and strong IDC service experience, we pride ourselves on innovation and customer satisfaction. Our partnership with Pivotal has enabled us to quickly and efficiently build new products and solutions that meet both our customers’ needs and the needs of our business.” - Xiaobin Dai, CEO, Beijing Capital Cloud Financial Information Service Ltd.

“As we moved to a fast changing era, the speed of IT is very important to support business innovation. CITIC Securities executive team knew we needed an agile platform that was portable and cloud scale. After evaluating several solutions, we selected Pivotal because the enterprise-grade Cloud Foundry software is self-healing, open, and automated. And we are already seeing the benefits. With Cloud Foundry and Pivotal, the applications testing and deployment can be done much faster than before.” - Jun Li, Executive Director of Information Center, CITIC Securities


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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.


Kelly Indrieri
Media Relations

Rita Manachi
Analyst Relations

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