HCL and Pivotal team up on cloud native environments

HCL has announced a collaboration with Pivotal Software to help enterprises create a new generation of cloud-native applications for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, (PCF), the cloud-native application platform, running on advanced digital infrastructure helping enterprises to accelerate business transformation.

As part of the collaboration, HCL will use Pivotal’s software offerings and Platform Acceleration Lab (PAL). PAL is an immersive training experience to learn PCF, microservices architectures, and continuous integration and delivery practices. HCL will also open three Cloud-Native Labs where enterprises will be able to both build new and modernize existing infrastructure and applications for deployment to PCF. HCL’s services for PCF include building new and modernizing existing applications onto Pivotal Application Service® (PAS) and Pivotal Container Service® (PKS).

HCL intends to open Cloud-Native Labs in London; Dallas, Texas; and Noida, India. The labs in London and Dallas will focus on client-facing ideation, prototyping, and development of new cloud-native solutions. In addition, these labs plan to undertake the replatforming and refactoring of existing applications for PCF.

The Noida lab will address ecosystem product modernization and will be a Center of Excellence (CoE) for PCF third-party ISV product migrations. This lab also plans to replatform key HCL products, such as the DRYiCETM Autonomics and Orchestration suite, to run natively on PCF.

The HCL Cloud-Native Labs will offer immersive training to help large enterprises undertake the cultural transformation necessary to adopt modern cloud-native approaches to software development. Featuring both public and hybrid cloud environments, the HCL Cloud-Native Labs will showcase Pivotal Ready Architecture (PRA) hardware from Dell EMC.

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