The two companies first collaborated in 2015 to modernize software platforms for customers. Under the new agreement, Cognizant will license technologies from Pivotal. It will also train consultants and customers on Pivotal’s cloud native platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).
Earlier this month Pivotal launched version 1.10 of the platform. It has a number of new features including allowing users to put all of their applications into one Cloud Foundry environment and create policies for those applications.
A cloud-native environment allows enterprises to “move at startup speeds” when it comes to deploying applications and infrastructure, said Pivotal CEO Rob Mee in a statement.
Cognizant’s digital business services will also be integrated with Pivotal’s software development methodology. The companies said this will help large businesses accelerate their “digital transformation” — a buzz phrase that is also being used a lot of at Dell EMC World 2017 this week in Las Vegas.
A study commissioned by Dell EMC released last month found only 5 percent of the 1,000 organizations surveyed are fully “digitally transformed,” having adopted modern IT infrastructures, processes, and delivery methods.
“Enterprises across industries are struggling to adapt as digital-native disruptors prove to be formidable competitors,” said Gajen Kandiah, president of Cognizant Digital Business, in an email. “This joint initiative enables enterprises to exploit the benefits of a cloud-native platform — including increased automation, efficiency, agility, security, resiliency, and lower costs — helping to drive innovation and operational efficiency. It will empower clients to shift the economics of their IT, from running the business towards enabling the business, helping them succeed in the digital age.”