Pivotal names Savvis to Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board

On August 8, Pivotal, the virtual organization created by the merging of EMC and VMware cloud application and big data offerings, announced that has named Savvis, a subsidiary of CenturyLink, to Cloud Foundry advisory board.
Pivotal, is pressing Cloud Foundry, which is supposed to be as an operating system for the cloud, after the latest commitment from IBM to support Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry, the addition of Savvis to the Cloud Foundry advisory board is going to enable more developers and organizations in order to create even more applications on the cloud.

Savvis is a provider of cloud infrastructure, once acquired by CenturyLink the company launched a suite of cloud services called savvisdirect,  a solution that integrated cloud application hosting, cloud servers, cloud storage and private cloud. Last June CenturyLink also added PaaS provider AppFog to its Savvis cloud portfolio.

Savvis has signed the Cloud Foundry community contributor license agreement (CCLA), and 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.

Paul Maritz, Pivotal chief executive officer, Said:

Cloud Foundry is fast becoming the preeminent open source cloud-independent Platform-as-a-Service, we are excited to expand our community advisory board today through the addition of Savvis and look forward to the collaboration ahead.