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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 App Platform (Nanobox)

I would only get into it if I where willing to pay for the support plan and getting some assurances from the team as to where they are headed. The platform itself is great and can save you a ton of hard work and money. but it's hard to be confidant in it's sustainability.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

CloudFoundry
8.7
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
8.6
Ease of building user interfaces
CloudFoundry
8.2
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
Scalability
CloudFoundry
9.2
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
10.0
Platform management overhead
CloudFoundry
8.2
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
10.0
Workflow engine capability
CloudFoundry
9.1
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
Platform access control
CloudFoundry
9.6
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
8.0
Services-enabled integration
CloudFoundry
9.2
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
9.0
Development environment creation
CloudFoundry
8.6
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
10.0
Development environment replication
CloudFoundry
8.2
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
10.0
Issue monitoring and notification
CloudFoundry
8.6
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
6.0
Issue recovery
CloudFoundry
8.2
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
CloudFoundry
8.6
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
6.0

Pros

CloudFoundry

  • Access control.
  • Network & file isolation.
  • Orchestration.
  • Container networking.
  • Packaging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)

  • Relatively easy setup. One file named "boxfile.xml" controls all relevant services including there communication ports, routes and build steps.
  • Scaling is easy - you can put everything on one machine, split certain services to dedicated machines and scale services to multiple machines. best of all this can be done at any time with almost zero down time.
  • I have not used this yet, but for a few hundred dollars a month you can get dedicated operational services to help you make your setup even easier and ensure your system is operational.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CloudFoundry

  • Does not support HTTP/2
  • Certain features such as persistent logging requires 3rd party vendor.
  • May require additional customization to build packs if you have specialized deployment/run requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)

  • The company has not been very communicative as of lately. Not much news, no apparent work on missing features.
  • Some components are incomplete as far as some critical features. For example, I use RethinkDB as my database and it's missing critical features like backup and clustering, so It is unusable and they should have made that clear from the get go.
  • The pricing on the support plan is vague. I do have the feeling it is actually well worth the money, but it's hard to form a decisions based without more predictable specific.
  • Seems to me like the platform's future is unclear.
Sagiv Frankel | 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 App Platform (Nanobox)

The ability to choose your own cloud provider is huge, especially for a small start up like I have. We have a lot of free credit from AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Azure, etc...The data layer is baked into the system which is better for integration then an external provider.There are also a lot fewer differences between environment as everything is Docker based which gives me the confidence that what works on my machine is going to work in production.Heroku doesn't have good support for Docker containers yet and although Heroku has served me well in the past, it is limited in some aspects.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CloudFoundry

  • Quicker time to scale up.
  • Increased customer retention.
  • Higher application availability (less outage).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)

  • The platform is saving me a lot of time I would have been wasting on operations instead of development.
  • The platform is saving me a lot of money as I can easily switch between cloud providers to find the best price.
  • I am worried though for the price I might have to pay in case of an unexpected system issue.
  • Hopefully I will be able to pay the support plan before that.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CloudFoundry

General

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

DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CloudFoundry
9.2
DigitalOcean App Platform (Nanobox)
7.0

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