Pivotal and Cognizant Partner to Drive Cloud-Native Development

September 15, 2015 Nick Cayou

 

sfeatured-springone2015Gartner predicts that by 2020, 75 percent of application purchases supporting digital business will be “build,” not “buy”. In line with this trend, enterprises across the globe are rediscovering how to build software in order to compete globally, attain operational excellence, and diversify business models. Over 1,000 developers have gathered in Washington, DC this week at the SpringOne 2GX conference to share how their organizations are meeting this challenge. Pivotal and Cognizant are announcing plans at the event to accelerate this digital transformation through a partnership that will focus on Cloud-Native application development, enabling businesses to respond to the “build or perish” imperative facing global enterprises.

Cognizant is one of the leading global IT, consulting and business process service providers with over 200,000 global employees, more than $10 billion in annual revenue and over 75 global delivery centers. It partners with its enterprise customers to create new digital business models and build foundational infrastructure/applications to power digital success. One of the company’s areas of focus is built around helping clients better utilize and gain greater insight from the information that surrounds people, organizations, processes and products—what Cognizant calls a Code Halo™.

More enterprise customers are choosing Pivotal products such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Spring Cloud/Boot to serve as the foundation of their next-generation digital platforms. Given this unprecedented adoption, Pivotal is seeing strong customer demand to provide enterprises with the capabilities to perform a global application transformation. One of the primary advantages for enterprises undertaking a Cloud-Native transformation is the opportunity to drastically reduce the cost and complexity of application development.

“In order to survive in today’s digital economy, our enterprise clients are beginning their journey to transform legacy, monolithic application estates to modern, 12-factor Cloud-Native applications” noted James Watters, VP & GM at Pivotal. “Our partnership with Cognizant will help these organizations speed up their development efforts, which in turn helps them drive digital transformation faster.”

With over 50,000 Java developers across its global software development practice and innovative cloud consulting service lines, Cognizant brings a wealth of global capability to the partnership. Joseph Tobolski, VP of Cognizant Solutions commented, “Cognizant has a mature Java practice and we believe that augmenting our delivery capabilities with Spring Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry will help our consultants deliver new applications architected for the cloud era more rapidly. What Pivotal are doing nicely dovetails with our Code Halo approach to the Social Mobile Analytics Cloud stack.” Harish Lyall, senior director of Strategic Partnerships at Cognizant added, “Our initiative with Pivotal is geared toward providing clients with greater levels of agility, efficiency at scale, and helping them accelerate digital transformations to achieve better business benefits and outcomes.”

In the coming months, Pivotal and Cognizant will jointly invest in Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Pivotal Cloud Foundry skills, and 12-factor application architectures, providing clients with insight into how these tools enable the transformation to Cloud-Native development. The partnership will support the development of Spring and Pivotal Cloud Foundry skills, deployment patterns, and numerous other assets. This partnership and investment will help customers adopt Cloud-Native application architectures faster, and respond more effectively to the challenges facing global enterprises.

 

About the Author

Nick Cayou

Nick Cayou leads Pivotal’s Global Ecosystem and Business Development Group. This group is responsible for helping Pivotal’s ecosystem partners, build, operate and extract value from next -generation big data architectures, cloud application platforms and agile development. Nick has been with Pivotal since its inception in 2013. Prior to Pivotal, Nick led global emerging technology business development for the EMC Data Computing Division after EMC’s, acquisition of Greenplum in 2010. Nick has also built and led federal operations for 3 startup companies (2 of which were acquired). Nick has 18 years of experience in the technology industry and has held a number of roles in engineering, business development and consulting at McDATA Corp, EMC Corp, Microsoft, Cisco Systems , in addition to a number of technology start-ups. 

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