Microsoft invests in Pivotal’s Series C financing round


Pivotal, a fast growing enterprise software company, today announced that it expects to close a Series C financing round highlighted by $253 million in new cash, led by Microsoft, Ford and all previous investors GE, EMC, and VMware. Rob Mee, Pivotal CEO said that having  Microsoft as strategic partner will help introduce Pivotal’s transformative cloud and analytics software to the next thousand customers.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry is an enterprise cloud native platform that allows Fortune 1000 companies to build new software at startup speed, as well as operate the thousands of applications central to running their businesses exponentially faster through world-class resiliency—greater automation, uptime and security. Microsoft’s investment in Pivotal is a response to growing enterprise developers’ desire for an even closer relationship between Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Microsoft Azure.

Our priority is ensuring that Microsoft Azure is the best place to run Java applications using Pivotal Cloud Foundry,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise Division. “Today’s announcement is a reflection of this commitment, along with our continued emphasis on choice and flexibility across our cloud platform.”

Microsoft announced an option of running Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure back in November last year and it is already generally available to enterprise customers.

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