Pivotal: Now generating revenue through open source productization
It's not part of the technology announcement but Watters said Pivotal Cloud Foundry has generated subscriptions for Pivotal amounting to $40 million a year over its first nine months as a product. Cloud Foundry is a platform as a service open source project. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is primary commercial product bulit from it, with Pivotal selling subscriptions and providing technical support. That $40 million is generated by less than 100 paying customers, said Watters, when questioned on that point. I think that relatively small number means they tend to be large enterprise customers with substantial investments in Cloud Foundry use. This is a substantial success story, based on open source code.