Partnering in the Cloud-Native Ecosystem, Guest Josh McKenty (Ep. 28)

August 11, 2016 Richard Seroter

This week, while at SpringOne Platform, Richard and I talk with Josh McKenty, head of the partnering engineering team. With a general purpose application stack like Pivotal Cloud Foundry there’s a lot of partner applications, services, and consulting that typically gets used beyond what Pivotal provides out of the box. Josh’s team does the implementation with partners around these extensions and service integrator partnerships. We discuss how the program works, why it’s needed, different modes of operating with partners (from agile to Gantt-planned out waterfall style), why an ecosystem is needed, and how service integrators fit in. Since Josh has worked on OpenControl we slip in an overview and update of that compliance automation framework. Don’t forget to follow Josh on Twitter: @jmckenty.

About the Author

Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is the VP of Product Marketing at Pivotal, a 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud, an instructor for developer-centric training company Pluralsight, the lead editor for cloud computing, and author of multiple books on application integration strategies. As VP of Product Marketing at Pivotal, Richard heads up product, partner, customer, and technical marketing and helps customers see how to transform the way they build software. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog ( on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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