Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry Makes its Entrance at SpringOne 2017

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s Moscone Center became the center of the Pivotal universe last week as the software company’s annual SpringOne conference kicked off with product announcements, customer case studies and a multitude of strategic and technical breakout sessions.

It was the first SpringOne conference to take place since Rackspace launched its Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry offering and I was on site with members of the Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry team to check it all out.

We got the opportunity to chat with Pivotal developers about the various opportunities they envisioned for Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry, particularly among their customers struggling to keep their Pivotal environments up-to-date. We also spoke with technology leaders from Fortune 500 companies about the challenges they face when scaling their Pivotal deployments.

The team came away from the event with a lot of excitement about our value proposition in the Pivotal ecosystem. Because we have the unique ability to support Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployments on any type of infrastructure, we give our customers the ultimate flexibility to deploy in a way that works best for them, and provide end-to-end management of the most complex tasks required to maintain the Pivotal platform.

Check out Rackspace Vice President and General Manager of Cross-Platform Products Brannon Lacey, who had a chance to speak about our offering on Pivotal’s interview stage:

The MPCF team will take what we learned at this year’s conference and work on refining our go to market approach in the coming weeks. We’re looking forward to deepening our relationship with Pivotal and helping new enterprise customers make the most of their Pivotal investment.

You can learn more about the announcements and see a recap of SpringOne here.

Visit Rackspace to learn more about our Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry offering and the ways we’re helping businesses with their Pivotal deployments.

Jason Cooper is the General Manager of the Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry (MPCF) offering at Rackspace. He is responsible for product strategy and operations in the emerging Platform as a Service business area. He's also passionate about helping Rackspace’s enterprise and mid-market customers improve operational efficiency through adoption of cloud-native concepts and reducing total cost of ownership of platforms. He tries not to take too much of his work home because his four and two-year-old sons are still somewhat bewildered by the concept of containerization and 12-factor apps.


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