Pivotal Cloud Foundry Now Available Alongside Cisco Metapod

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Now Available Alongside Cisco Metapod

By Rory Lidstone, Contributing Writer  |  February 17, 2016

Little by little, it seems Pivotal is doing what it can to extend the reach of its Pivotal Cloud Foundry open source platform as a service (PaaS) offering that gives developers a fully featured, ready-to-use cloud computing environment. For example, last May Pivotal partnered with Mirantis to create an integrated IaaS-PaaS offering that merged Cloud Foundry with Mirantis OpenStack. Now, Pivotal is doing something similar with Cisco (News - Alert).

In particular, Pivotal has entered into a solutions partner and global reseller agreement with Cisco to deliver Pivotal Cloud Foundry to market alongside Cisco’s Metapod offering. The collaboration will see Pivotal and Cisco deliver a turnkey enterprise cloud platform that enables faster innovation.

“As enterprises modernize for the cloud era, they can rest assured that Cisco Metapod provides a custom, managed solution that addresses the complex and unique constraints specific to their requirements,” said James Watters, senior vice president of Products at Pivotal. “And with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Metapod customers gain a comprehensive, modern, enterprise-grade Cloud Native platform that delivers the flexibility, speed and scale needed to quickly build and deploy next generation applications that rival that of Silicon Valley’s most renowned start-ups.”

Cisco Metapod is a production-ready, OpenStack-based, on-premises solution that is engineered, deployed and remotely operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This pairs well with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, which delivers platform capabilities that enhance developer productivity, while enabling operational excellence and providing enterprise grade security, scalability, availability and operational control.

The Cisco Solution Partner Program brings Cisco together with third-party independent hardware, software and technology vendors to deliver integrated solutions to customers. As a Solution Partner, Pivotal has achieved Cisco compatibility certification and can provide customer with around-the-clock customer support.

“Digital transformation is driving the need for development teams to move faster than ever before,” said Peder Ulander, vice president of Cloud and Managed Services Organization at Cisco. “With the integration of Cisco Metapod and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Cisco is pulling together the leading managed private cloud solution with the leading Cloud Native developer experience to help customers quickly and easily modernize their IT along their digital transformation journey.”