Pivotal Celebrates One Year of Agile Development in Toronto

October 2, 2014 David Oro

featured-toronto-1yearToday is the one-year anniversary of Pivotal’s presence in Toronto, having acquired local software development provider Xtreme Labs in October 2013. Pivotal’s investment in this new Toronto-based office is part of a strategic plan to bring the best of mobile and web application development to global enterprises and start-ups alike.

As with all Pivotal offices around the globe, the Toronto office is a space for customers, developers, and partners to learn about the best practices in software development and demonstrate how the world’s leading applications are built, deployed and consumed.

At an exclusive event tonight in their office, the Pivotal Toronto team will have demonstrations of ground-breaking apps, the latest in agile development and collaboration technologies, and cutting-edge 3rd-party technologies, such as iBeacons and Google Glass.

Also being showcased is Pivotal CF®, the leading commercial distribution of Cloud Foundry®, an enterprise PaaS (platform-as-a-service) which helps businesses build and run apps faster on any cloud. Pivotal recently announced an expansion of services to Pivotal CF through the availability of Pivotal CF Mobile Services. The new enterprise-grade services for Pivotal CF give developers and cloud operators a set of advanced mobile capabilities that work with previously announced data services to enable developer self-service productivity and operational efficiency required to build and deploy next-generation applications faster.

Why Toronto?

Pivotal’s investments will help in building the growing, cutting-edge technology community in Toronto. As the company’s second largest office, it is also one of the largest technology employers in the area. Today it counts nearly 300 full-time staff, 100 student interns per year to support and promote the local education system, and works closely with local community and industry groups to open up its office space for wider use.

“Toronto is one of the most exciting places in tech,” said Farhan Thawar, vice president of engineering and office director at Pivotal in Toronto. “Enterprises are finding new ways to create great customer value through web and mobile applications, and transforming themselves in the process. Toronto has been a leader in software development for many years, and our new office is a testament to that leadership and the innovative tech community that has built it.”

If you are interested in learning more about our capabilities at our Toronto office or our global network of offices, please send an email to labs-info@pivotal.io

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