Welcome!

Cloud Expo Authors: Pat Romanski, Rich Waidmann, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Carmen Gonzalez

News Feed Item

Pivotal Opens Innovation Centre to Help Drive New Business Value for Enterprises

Partnering with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Centre Helps Enterprises Capitalize on Transformative Forces in the Era of Big Data, Applications and Cloud

SINGAPORE, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Summary

  • Ahead of its first ever Asia Pacific Pivotal™ Summit 2013, Pivotal today announced that it has opened the Pivotal Innovation Centre by partnering with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
  • The Pivotal Innovation Centre is the first Pivotal lab dedicated to helping customers execute advanced Big Data Analytics projects while leveraging Pivotal's resources and expertise in data science, agile application development, big data and cloud technologies.
  • Designed for enterprises, government entities, and forward thinking companies, the Pivotal Innovation Centre represents opportunities and examples of innovation in data science and analytics, data infrastructure modernization with Hadoop, legacy system modernization, rapid application development, and the path to Enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
  • The launch of the Pivotal Innovation Centre comes just three weeks in advance of the highly anticipated launch of Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS product, Pivotal CF™, powered by Cloud Foundry™, on November 12, 2013. Registration for this announcement can be found at www.gopivotal.com/ThePlatform.

Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, partnering with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), today announced that it has opened the Pivotal Innovation Centre. With a foundation built on Big Data, the Pivotal Innovation Centre is the first lab in the region and the first of its kind to be developed in Asia. It is dedicated to helping customers accelerate delivery of prototypes that prove the feasibility and return on investment of advanced analytics applications and Big Data platform technologies.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/SF76762LOGO)

The Pivotal Innovation Centre will help fill an immediate need in helping IT organizations accelerate and deliver their increasing number of Big Data Analytics projects. According to a recent Gartner report[1], "The Nexus of Forces - or the convergence of mobility, cloud, social computing and information into a unified set of forces - is driving IT-related decisions in many Asia/Pacific enterprises, especially those that are investing in markets outside their base countries." The report added: "Enterprises in Asia/Pacific are keeping up with the pace of changing technology and catching up fast in using the Nexus of Forces to turn ideas into action. This is evident in Gartner's CIO agenda research that highlights the top three key technology priorities among CIOs in Asia/Pacific as mobile, BI and analytics, and cloud computing."

A new collaboration space, the Pivotal Innovation Centre is a perfect starting point for government agencies and enterprises to begin their transformation and create new business value. Specific to Singapore, Pivotal's initiatives with the IDA have been geared towards developing the Big Data Analytics ecosystem. This includes driving demand for Big Data Analytics projects by showcasing innovative, cutting-edge prototypes while providing Pivotal's expertise and resources during implementation. The Pivotal Innovation Centre will also help meet the emerging demand for analytics professionals by providing training and activities devoted to developing Singapore's workforce.

Pivotal is uniquely positioned to help enterprises modernize each facet of their technology operations starting with a comprehensive portfolio of products spanning data, applications and analytics and converging these technologies into a coherent, next-gen Enterprise PaaS platform.

The Pivotal Innovation Centre provides access to over USD $8M in Pivotal hardware and software and removes barriers by providing an infrastructure and test bed that customers can use to experiment and create proof of concepts. Additionally, the Pivotal Innovation Centre is a collaborative environment where Pivotal data scientists work directly with customers and partners to implement proof of concepts (POC). Pivotal's team of data scientists implement advanced research prototypes for customers across all verticals, including a POC that models the city traffic flow by joining and analyzing data not traditionally used due to its size and complexity such as mobile phone, GPS and traffic sensors. This models how individuals move through the city, thus providing a predictive visualization of where traffic issues will exist in the city based on changing conditions.

Executive Quotes

Melissa Ries, Vice President and General Manager, APJ, Pivotal

"We're hearing from our customers that the pressure to move fast, whilst simultaneously innovating and executing has never been greater. We envision Pivotal's technology and expertise becoming central to enabling the implementation of successful Big Data Analytics initiatives in the region. We congratulate IDA on their forward thinking and are committed to supporting their efforts in Singapore's transformation into a strategic Big Data hub. Businesses will now have a space, the infrastructure and the help of Pivotal experts to solve advanced problems through a working proof of concept without the risk of a failed high-cost initiative."

Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, IDA

"IDA aims to develop Singapore into a regional Data & Analytics hub, where MNCs work alongside local technology enterprises and start-ups to innovate and grow the Data & Analytics industry. Pivotal presents an exciting new opportunity to drive change in the way big data is applied in enterprises today – by leveraging apps, data and cloud technologies.  We are also pleased to note that Pivotal Innovation Centre is conducting workshops and seminars to train up local professionals' understanding in data science in order to build up Singapore's capabilities in this area."

About Pivotal
Pivotal, committed to open source and open standards, is a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS product, powered by Cloud Foundry, will be available in Q4 2013. Learn more at www.gopivotal.com. Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotalAPJ, LinkedIn, and G+.

©2013 GoPivotal, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Pivotal, Pivotal CF and Cloud Foundry are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPivotal, Inc. in the United States and/or other Countries.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the filings EMC Corporation, the parent company of Pivotal, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC and Pivotal disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

[1] Source: Gartner, Market Trends: Asia/Pacific Is Catching Up Fast in Adoption of Business Intelligence and Analytics Services, Feb 7 2013 http://www.gartner.com/id=2330515

SOURCE Pivotal

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
IBM has announced a new strategic technology services agreement with Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company in the U.S. IBM has been selected to provide operational services for Anthem's mainframe and data center server and storage infrastructure for the next five years. Among the benefits of the relationship, Anthem has the ability to leverage IBM Cloud solutions that will help increase the ease, availability and speed of adding infrastructure to support new business requirements.
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Today, IT is not just a cost center. IT is an enabler and driver of business. With the emergence of the hybrid cloud paradigm, IT now has increasingly more capabilities to create new strategic opportunities for a business. Hybrid cloud allows an organization to utilize multi-tenant public clouds, dedicated private clouds, bare metal hosting, and the associated support and services for the right use cases through an on-demand, XaaS model. This model of IT creates tremendous opportunities for busi...
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, explored the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, wa...
Software AG and Wipro Ltd. have announced a joint solution platform for streaming analytics that provides real-time actionable intelligence for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. “The key to successfully addressing the IoT market is the ability to rapidly build and evolve apps that tap into, analyze and make smart decisions on fast, big data”, said John Bates, Global Head of Industry Solutions and CMO, Software AG. To address the huge market potential created by streaming analytics in conj...
Appcore deploys cloud for service providers based on the Apache Cloud set. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Nate Gordon, Director of Technology at Appcore, shows their new product that's coming out in January - Appcore Atlas, which is focused on deploying private clouds based on CloudStack in 15 minutes or less. Our upcoming June 9-11, 2015, event in New York City will present a total of 10 simultaneous tracks (the largest conference content in the world) by an all-star faculty, over three days...
Amazon, Google and Facebook are household names in part because of their mastery of Big Data. But what about organizations without billions of dollars to spend on Big Data tools - how can they extract value from their data? In his session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder and Head of Engineering at Databricks, discussed how the zero management cost and scalability of the cloud is addressing the challenges and pain points that data engineers face when working with Big Data. He also s...
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
CA Technologies released a new study – “DevOps: The Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy” – that reveals that 82% of enterprises in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) already have or plan to adopt a DevOps strategy, a 12 point increase from last year’s figure of 70%. DevOps is a methodology which helps foster collaboration between the teams that create and test applications (Dev) with those that maintain them in production environments (Ops). Vanson Bourne conducted the survey with...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
SYS-CON Events announced today that that Innodisk, the service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies. With satisfied customers across the embedded, aerospace and defense, cloud storage markets an...
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
At 15th Cloud Expo, Shrikant Pattathil, Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems, demos a video delivery platform that helps you do interactive videos. He discusses how Harbinger is accomplishing it in the cloud world, the problems they faced and the choices they made to get around these problems.
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that's reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel constructions in Layers 4 to 7 that solve real operational problems in data centers. "Data center," in fact, might become anachronistic - data is everywhere, constantly on the move, seemingly always overflowing. Net...

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's

Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at ...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Mobile commerce traffic is surpassing desktop, yet less than 20% of sales in the U.S. are mobile commerce sales. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dan Franklin, Segment Manager, Commerce, at Verizon Digital Media Services, defined mobile devices and discussed how next generation means simplification. It means taking your digital content and turning it into instantly gratifying experiences.