VMware acquires Pivotal Software

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Pivotal Software, a provider of software development platforms, is acquired by VMware. The deal includes an amount of some $2.7 billion (2.4 billion euros), VMware reports in a press release.

With Pivotal Software VMware wants to offer an extensive portfolio of services, tools and products. These are intended to build, run and manage applications on Kubernetes infrastructure. “Kubernetes is becoming the de facto standard for modern multicloud apps. We are excited to combine Pivotal’s development platform, tools and services with VMware’s infrastructure capabilities to deliver a comprehensive Kubernetes portfolio for building, running and managing modern applications,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. “Importantly, adding Pivotal to our platform enhances our broader Any Cloud, Any App, Any Device vision and strengthens our leadership position in the modern multi-client IT infrastructure”.

Pivotal for “cloud 2.0”

Pivotal Software provides a cloud-native platform for developers with tools to build and run applications. According to the company, the deal with VMware comes at an ideal time. The two companies have been working together on the Kubernetes platform PKS for some time now. “Time is ideal to join forces with VMware, a market leader that shares our commitment to open-source projects and our focus on adding value for developers on Kubernetes,” said Rob Mee, CEO of Pivotal.

The deal should help VMware support applications running on any cloud infrastructure, said John Furrier of SiliconAngle, who describes this objective as “cloud 2.0”. “Pivotal, with Cloud Foundry, gives VMware a nice middle layer between apps and infrastructure for developers, and apps that need cloud-native support, specifically around microservices. Pivotal’s expertise must therefore significantly reduce the difficulties associated with different cloud infrastructures.

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