EMC Says Pivotal, Open Source Startup, Will Go Public

EMC CEO Joe Tucci has reconfirmed plans to eventually take Pivotal — the platform as a service (PaaS) start-up — public. Pivotal, which leverages open source technology, is a VMware (VMW) spin-out that could influence so-called software defined data centers. Here’s why.

During an Oracle (ORCL) OpenWorld 2013 keynote this week, Tucci outlined how the EMC, VMware, VCE and Pivotal pieces fit together to create a greater whole. Tucci said Pivotal will eventually pursue an IPO (initial public offering) — but it’s far too soon to predict when such a move may occur.