Pivotal Names Savvis to Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board, Accelerates Momentum for Open Cloud Innovation

Community Rallies around Cloud Foundry as Platform for Cloud-Based Application Innovation as Savvis Contributes Resources, Engineers for Development

Aug 08, 2013, 08:00 ET from Pivotal

SAN FRANCISCO and ST. LOUIS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pivotal, the company setting the new standard for enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced it has named Savvis, a CenturyLink company, to the Cloud Foundry™ advisory board to help guide the Cloud Foundry ecosystem as it fosters continued open innovation and community growth.

Following Pivotal's recent commitment from IBM to join Cloud Foundry's advisory board and be a community contributor and CenturyLink's June addition of fast-growing PaaS provider AppFog to its Savvis cloud portfolio, the addition of Savvis to the Cloud Foundry advisory board will enable even more developers and organizations to build the next generation of applications on the cloud.

"Cloud Foundry is fast becoming the preeminent open source cloud-independent Platform-as-a-Service," said Paul Maritz, chief executive officer, Pivotal. "We are excited to expand our community advisory board today through the addition of Savvis and look forward to the collaboration ahead."

In addition to joining the advisory board, Savvis has signed the Cloud Foundry community contributor license agreement (CCLA), which signifies its commitment to:

  • Expand contributions to the open source Cloud Foundry community through the addition of new features and active participation on design documents, reports, bug fixes and other enhancements;
  • Deepen the relationship between Cloud Foundry and AppFog via the Cloud Foundry Dojo℠ program, a unique learning experience that brings Savvis' AppFog developers shoulder-to-shoulder with Pivotal's Cloud Foundry engineering team to master the core technology and contribute directly to the codebase;
  • Serve as a platinum sponsor of Pivotal's first-ever Platform: The Cloud Foundry Conference℠, to be held on Sept. 8 and 9 in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit www.platformcf.com.

"AppFog has been an active participant in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem since its inception," said Lucas Carlson, the founder of AppFog who currently serves as vice president of cloud evangelism at Savvis. "Now as part of CenturyLink, we have an exciting opportunity to expand our participation in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem while promoting the adoption of open-source standards to a wider developer base."

"We see strong interest among our clients for private PaaS solutions and believe that Cloud Foundry offers a unique, open-source solution to meet these requirements," said Andrew Higginbotham, chief technology officer at Savvis. "We look forward to being a contributor and strategic adviser for Cloud Foundry so we can help shape the direction of this open-source PaaS initiative for the benefit of the community and our clients."

Additional information can be found at:

Platform: The Cloud Foundry Conference
Sponsored by Savvis and co-hosted by IBM and Pivotal on Sept. 8-9 in Santa Clara, Calif., Platform, the Cloud Foundry Conference(sm), is a unique community event focused on Cloud Foundry, the industry-leading open Platform-as-a-Service. The two-day event will feature presentations by the thought leaders behind the technology as well as community presentations by companies that are using Cloud Foundry to build a new class of dynamic, agile, elastic and intelligent application platform. More information at http://www.platformcf.com.

About Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is the leading open platform-as-a-service, providing an open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project, stewarded by Pivotal, and available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more about Cloud Foundry visit http://www.cloudfoundry.com/.

About Pivotal
Pivotal's mission is to help customers build, deploy, scale and analyze at an unprecedented velocity as they solve some of the world's most challenging problems, pursue the greatest opportunities, and serve their customers in the context of who they are, where they are, and what they need in the moment. Pivotal is a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Pivotal's next-generation Enterprise PaaS product, Pivotal One will be available in Q4 2013. Learn more at www.gopivotal.com. Follow Pivotal on Twitter@gopivotal and LinkedIn, G+.

About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today's ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.

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