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5 Things You Need To Know About VMware’s Acquisition Of Pivotal

From more firepower against IBM-Red Hat to creating a new business unit, here are five things you need to know about Pivotal now as an official subsidiary of VMware.

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Why VMware’s Acquisition Of Pivotal Is So Important

Pivotal Software is now officially a subsidiary of VMware following a $2.7 billion acquisition that closed Dec. 30, 2019. Although both Pivotal and VMware are part of Dell Technologies, the merger is poised to make a major splash in the IT industry.

Both VMware and Pivotal have a bold technology strategy ahead revolving around containers, Kubernetes and cloud-native application development, with VMware creating a new business unit headed by its former global chief technology officer Ray O’Farrell.

“With the acquisition of Pivotal, VMware will go from the best infrastructure software company to the best infrastructure and developer software,” said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger (pictured) earlier this year. “We can now serve our customers from hypervisor to developer tooling as they embark on the journey to cloud and undertake the biggest modernization in history.”

Here are the five most important things you need to know about VMware’s merger with Pivotal.

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