Pivotal vs Virtustream

Last updated: December 30, 2019

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Pivotal
Pivotal is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. It delivers an always-available, turnkey experience for scaling and updating PaaS on the private cloud. Pivotal is enabling the creation of modern software applications that leverage big & fast data – on a single, cloud independent platform.
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Virtustream
Dell's Virtustream Enterprise Class Cloud provides a secure, highly available, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to enterprises and government customers.
Pivotal vs Virtustream in our news:

2019. VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition



VMware has closed the $2.7 billion acquisition of private cloud platform Pivotal. The acquisition gives VMware another component in its march to transform from a pure virtual machine company into a cloud native vendor that can manage infrastructure wherever it lives. It fits alongside other recent deals like buying Heptio and Bitnami, two other deals that closed this year. They hope this all fits neatly into VMware Tanzu, which is designed to bring Kubernetes containers and VMware virtual machines together in a single management platform.


2015. EMC acquired IaaS platform Virtustream



EMC purchased Virtustream, a cloud management firm, for $1.2 billion. The company has indicated it will incorporate Virtustream as the company’s newly formed cloud managed services business. The Virtustream purchase is a huge step in the right direction as it gives it a managed services business in the cloud, an area that addresses a huge pain point for large enterprise customers around moving and managing software like SAP to the cloud. These companies struggle with how to move these large applications to the cloud, and a company like Virtustream can help ease the way.  If it can take Virtustream and fold it smoothly into the corporate fabric, this will be a good purchase. The problem is that with any purchase, combining companies and cultures is always a challenge, and the devil remains in the detail.


2014. Pivotal brings its cloud services to Mobile



Pivotal, the enterprise cloud platform, is launching new services for mobile development that are designed to work side-by-side with the company’s previously announced data services. The new CF Mobile Service will include push notifications, an API gateway and data-sync services. The service also offers IT the ability to set different policies and service level agreements to ensure that the data remain under the enterprise’s control. Pivotal CF is based on the company’s open source Cloud Foundry PaaS. Given its heritage, it’s no surprise that Pivotal CF supports a wide range of open-source tools (and especially databases), including database services like MongoDB, Riak, Apache Cassandra and the Neo4j graph database.


2014. GE becomes Big Data provider



Last year, General Electric invested $105 million in Big Data platform Pivotal. Now it’s


2014. Pivotal adds new enterprise features to its PaaS platform



Pivotal, the provider of Cloud Foundry based PaaS platform is adding features to appeal to big companies wanting to build and deploy their own applications across multiple clouds. For example, Pivotal CF users can now deploy applications in dual availability zones across clouds to boost redundancy and it has gussied up its dashboards to reflect real-time application status. PivotalCF is part of Pivotal’s push which also incorporates other technologies contributed by Pivotal parent companies EMC and VMware. They include EMC’s Greenplum big data analytics, Pivotal Labs’ agile development, Cetas analytics, VMware’s vFabric and Cloud Foundry.