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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    9.8

    CloudFoundry

    98%

    DigitalOcean

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CloudFoundry ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    CloudFoundry

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    DigitalOcean

    80%
    DigitalOcean ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    26 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    28 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    20 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    25 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    30 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    29 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    29 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    28 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CloudFoundry is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    CloudFoundry

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.5

    DigitalOcean

    85%
    31 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    DigitalOcean

    86%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    DigitalOcean

    88%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    CloudFoundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CloudFoundry

    It's well suited if:
    • The organization has large number of applications that needs to be deployed frequently.
    • The organization is tied to the DevOps mindset.
    • The organization has programs in different languages.
    • The applications does not need EJB's support that servers like web logic provide.
    It's less suited if:
    • The applications needs security configuration within the same CloudFoundry instance.
    • The organization, for whatever reason does not want developers to manage the instances.
    Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean is a powerful tool with respect to the services and pricing that it offers. It is easier than other products and also provides servers that are inexpensive with great performance. DigitalOcean also offers additional add-ons such as additional IP addresses, scheduling of backups, etc. One of the best advantages is that it is efficient and is open source. Although, it is suited for a firm that is looking to cut down cost. Also, it is not suited for an organization where the dev/platform/DBA team is less experienced.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    CloudFoundry

    • Support for Orgs and Spaces that allow for managing users and deployables within a large organization.
    • Easy deployment, deploying code is as simple as executing single line from CLI, thanks to build-packs.
    • Solid and rich CLI, that allows for various operations on the instance.
    • Isolated Virtual Machines called Droplets, that provide clean run time environment for the code. This used to be a problem with Weblogic and other application servers, where multiple applications are run on the same cluster and they share resources.
    • SSH capability for the droplet (isolated VM's are called droplets), that allows for real time viewing of the App code while the application is running.
    • Support for multiple languages, thanks to build-packs.
    • Support for horizontal scaling, scaling an instance horizontally is a breeze.
    • Support for configuring environment variable using the service bindings.
    • Supports memory and disk space limit allocation for individual applications.
    • Supports API's as well as workers (processes without endpoints)
    • Supports blue-green deployment with minimal down time
    Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

    DigitalOcean

    • DigitalOcean provides some of the best cost-to-value services available
    • The DigitalOcean cloud console is very intuitive and easy to navigate
    • DigitalOcean has great support for Docker and other dev ops tools like Terraform.
    • DigitalOcean iterates quickly and provides cutting edge features for organizations that want to keep up with the latest and greatest dev ops tooling
    • DigitalOcean has a great developer community and numerous support docs/tutorials
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    CloudFoundry

    • Does not support stateful containers and that would be a nice to have.
    • Supports showing logs, but does not persist the logs anywhere. This makes relying on Cloud Foundry's logs very unreliable. The logs have to be persisted using other third party tools like Elk and Kibana.
    Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

    DigitalOcean

    • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
    • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
    • There are no regions available on South America.
    • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
    Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    CloudFoundry

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    CloudFoundry Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    DigitalOcean

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $5 Starting Price Per Month

    DigitalOcean Editions & Modules

    Edition
    1GB-16GB$5.001
    8GB-160GB$60.001
    1. Starting Price Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
    Creede Lambard | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 8.6
    Based on 6 answers
    I honestly can't think of an easier way to set up and maintain your own server. Being able to set up a server in minutes and have fully control is awesome. The UX is incredibly intuitive for first-time users as well so there's no reason to be intimidated when it comes to giving DigitalOcean a shot.
    Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
    Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
    Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 8.8
    Based on 18 answers
    They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
    Bobby Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    CloudFoundry

    While Docker shines in providing support for volumes and stateful instances, Cloud foundry shines in providing support for deploying stateless services.Heroku shines in integrating with Git and using commits to git as hooks to trigger deployments right from the command line. But it does not provide on-premise solution that Cloud foundry provides.
    Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

    DigitalOcean

    Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
    Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    CloudFoundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
    Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    CloudFoundry

    • Positive impact, since it simplifies the deployment time by a huge margin. Without cloud foundry, deploying a code needs coordination with infrastructure teams, while with cloud foundry, its a simple one line command. This reduces the deployment time from at least few hours to few minutes. Faster deployments promote faster dev cycle iterations.
    • Code maintenance such as upgrading a Node or Java version is as simple as updating the build-pack. Without cloud foundry, using web logic, the specific version only supports a specific version of Java. So updating the version involves upgrading the version of web logic that needs to involve few teams. So without cloud foundry, it takes at least few days, with cloud foundry, its a matter of few mins.
    • Overall, happier Developers and thats harder to quantify.
    Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

    DigitalOcean

    • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
    • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
    Jeanine Schoessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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