Pivotal acquires UK Cloud Foundry specialist CloudCredo to bolster enterprise appeal

Cloud computing

Pivotal, developer of the Cloud Foundry platform for building and deploying cloud-based applications and services, has acquired CloudCredo, a UK-based firm specialising in Cloud Foundry support, in a bid to strengthen its position in the market.

CloudCredo is a privately owned Cloud Foundry development and services provider based in London, described by Pivotal as having built up “unrivalled experience delivering SLA-driven production services using Cloud Foundry”. The firm also has a subsidiary, stayUp, that specialises in log analysis for Cloud Foundry applications.

Pivotal explained that the firm is looking to enhance its leadership in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem with the acquisition, in particular to boost its appeal in the enterprise market for customers using Cloud Foundry to create “cloud-native” applications and services.

“CloudCredo enhances Pivotal’s powerful next-generation portfolio of products and services by bringing extensive knowledge of deploying, running and customising Cloud Foundry for some of the world’s largest and most admired brands,” said Pivotal chief executive Rob Mee.

“With this expertise, we can better help our customers transform their enterprises by embracing and leveraging Pivotal’s Cloud Native platform more quickly.”

CloudCredo chief executive and co-founder Colin Humphreys added that his firm was heavily influenced by Pivotal when it started, and that the merger is a logical move.

“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,” he said.

The intention is that CloudCredo will continue to operate in London and service its existing customers, as part of a plan to continue driving Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry growth across the world.

With CloudCredo’s expertise onboard, Pivotal will continue to better help its enterprise customers embrace and use the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Cloud Native platform more quickly and transform the way they build software, the firm said.

Pivotal is a member of the EMC Federation group of companies, and hence will be owned in the future by Dell, if the proposed acquisition of EMC by Dell goes through next year.

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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22 December 2015 | 3:54 pm – Source: v3.co.uk


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