Cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology company VMware
is in discussions with Pivotal Software, Inc. (Pivotal) regarding the acquisition of the company. Established in 1998, VMware is located in Palo Alto, California, United States. Part of the ‘Dell Corporation’, it is a major player in the cloud infrastructure and digital workspace space. It has a network that includes 75,000 partners and the company caters to customers in industries like banking, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, transport, and it also deals with government agencies and entities. The company was in the news earlier this year for a partnership that will see VMware workloads run on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure. The acquisition is a natural fit for VMware as two companies have been collaborating since well before 2013.
Pivotal’s solutions help the world’s largest companies “adapt to change and deliver exceptional user experiences”. Its technology is used by “millions of developers” and is leveraged by Fortune 500 companies who use it to build and run applications on Pivotal’s cloud platform. With headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States, it was established in 2013. It specializes in a range of areas and offers ‘Big Data’ and cloud solutions (private and hybrid clouds) alongside analytics tools.
Pivotal is mainly recognized for its work with the Open Source ‘Cloud Foundry’ platform. The two companies worked together to develop ‘Pivotal CF’ - a commercial hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution based Cloud Foundry. Pivotal’s IPO was in April 2018 but the company lost $31.7 million in the final quarter of last year. Although there is some debate as to whether the acquisition will take place, many analysts believe it will. Do you know of any other companies in talks for an acquisition? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.