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Verizon Joins Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board to Accelerate Open Cloud Innovation With Pivotal

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Verizon Joins Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board to Accelerate Open Cloud Innovation With Pivotal

09:00 EST Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Company Commits Resources to Making Cloud Foundry an Industry Standard, Open Source Platform-as-a-Service

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS and agile development, today announced that Verizon Enterprise Solutions has joined the Cloud Foundry? Community Advisory Board to help accelerate the adoption of Cloud Foundry by developers and enterprises. This announcement supports Verizon's plan to add enterprise-class PaaS services to the new Verizon Cloud ? creating an ecosystem of enterprise technologies clients can choose from to develop their environments. Verizon clients will be able to use Cloud Foundry to build cloud-based software and applications to more effectively run their business.

Verizon has signed the Cloud Foundry community contributor license agreement (CCLA) and is working in concert with other contributors to drive open governance. The company has also committed engineering resources to the Cloud Foundry open source project.

"Cloud Foundry has enjoyed tremendous momentum over the past five months as enterprises and developers realize that it truly is the enterprise PaaS of choice," said James Waters, head of product at Pivotal and Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board member. "We look forward to having Verizon's contribution, especially given its considerable talent and expertise, to our board and community."

Verizon is developing an ecosystem of enterprise technologies that will be specifically built to run on Verizon's new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform. The goal is to bring the full power and functionality of enterprise-class technology to the cloud while also giving clients control and flexibility over their environment.

"Verizon is committed to working with best-in-class technology companies to develop an ecosystem of enterprise-level, cloud-based services that run on Verizon Cloud and move businesses forward," said John Harrobin, chief marketing officer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "Pivotal has been great stewards of the Cloud Foundry open source project and by joining the community advisory board and adopting Cloud Foundry for Verizon Cloud, we will make it easy for our clients to fully leverage Verizon Cloud to speed up application delivery and dynamically scale those applications to meet business demand."

Verizon Cloud was introduced in early October and will be available in public beta in the fourth quarter of 2013. Companies interested in using Verizon Cloud can sign up to be a beta customer through the Verizon Enterprise Solution website.

Pivotal will talk about momentum around the Cloud Foundry open source project and announce other Pivotal-related news via a webcast at 10 a.m. Pacific time today. Registration for this webcast is available at www.gopivotal.com/ThePlatform. Speakers include: Pivotal's Chief Executive Officer Paul Maritz, Senior Vice President Scott Yara and Head of Product for Cloud Foundry James Watters.

About PivotalPivotal, committed to open source and open standards, recently introduced Pivotal One, the world's first comprehensive multi-cloud Enterprise PaaS. The company is also a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotal, LinkedIn, and G+

About VerizonVerizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions Online News Center: News releases, blog posts, media contacts and other information are available in Verizon Enterprise Solutions' online News Center at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/about/news. News from Verizon Enterprise Solutions is also available through an RSS feed at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/rss-options/.

©2013 Pivotal Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Pivotal and Cloud Foundry are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pivotal Software, 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.

SOURCE Verizon

For further information: Kevin King, Verizon, 410-353-3234, kevin.king@verizon.com; David Oro, Pivotal, 415-885-9898, doro@gopivotal.com

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