Telstra speeds up its release cycles with all the great cloud native stuff

According to Telstra, in some cases, its software development time has decreased from 6-8 months to 10-12 weeks through its work with Pivotal,

More on how widespread it is:

Telstra has moved 100 of its internal teams to Pivotal’s agile software development platform since partnering with the enterprise software company two years ago, with the telco saying this accounts for around 25 to 30 percent of its business.

Under the partnership, Telstra’s teams have been trained in Pivotal Labs to build software using agile methodologies on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, with an end goal of shifting 400 teams encompassing around 4,000 to 5,000 staff members to the cloud software-development platform.

Source: Telstra, Pivotal get up to speed with partnerhip

Fidelity’s cloud native stacks

“The company builds its apps in Docker containers. Apps that need to stay on the company’s premises run on an OpenStack private cloud. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are used for public cloud. Fidelity uses a combination of cloud-native management tools like CloudFormation for AWS, Heat templates for OpenStack, and Terraforms, which runs across both public and private environments. It uses Cloud Foundry as a PaaS layer that spans both public and private clouds, too.”

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Singapore’s DBS Bank selects Pivotal Cloud Foundry

According to the bank, the built-in automation of Pivotal’s cloud platform allows it to focus on delivering differentiated value, instead of being caught up with systems management and IT resource procurement. This means that DBS will be able to quickly deliver services, as well as build and update next-generation applications in order to deliver a better banking experience to users.

Another Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers. Banks seem to like it.

Source: CIO-Asia – DBS Bank leverages Pivotal to innovate at start-up speed

Who’s looking for OpenStack private clouds, Dell edition

Some comments from my old boss at Structure Europe, recently, on who’s looking for private clouds:

From a Dell perspective, we just love open stack. I think it’s fantastic. I think it’s gaining great traction in the market. A year ago we weren’t seeing this but now we’re seeing banks who are coming to us and this is beyond POC stuff. They’re actually doing production stuff with open stack and we’re helping them. Seeking three Fortune 500 retailers, doing the same thing. So we think open stack is real. How many open stack clouds? I don’t know, but we’re in the fortunate position of sitting on top of all of this and just making sure that the customer wins. I really don’t care who of the 18 win.


We’ve got a rule of thumb that we’ve done our own internal analysis and once you reach an Amazon bill of about 50,000 per month, it’s time to go to a private cloud. We see customers coming to us with that problem all the time. We see lots of start-ups. We meet a lot of the venture capital community. And they’re saying, “Look, all of my start-ups started in Amazon but these bills are getting ridiculous.” And how do we get them over to private cloud? So we’re doing this like wholesale through the venture community and the start-up community because everybody’s facing the same problem.

Who’s looking for OpenStack private clouds, Dell edition