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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

IBM Cloud Functions

These functions are good if you are trying to diminish the overhead of API maintenance and support. Not too difficult to build and deploy. Good for doing model inference, or data validation. This is not good for doing tasks that take a long time. Not good for high compute and not good for things you are doing multiple times a minute.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

CloudFoundry
9.6
IBM Cloud Functions
7.4
Ease of building user interfaces
CloudFoundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Scalability
CloudFoundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
7.4
Platform management overhead
CloudFoundry
9.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Platform access control
CloudFoundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Services-enabled integration
CloudFoundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Development environment creation
CloudFoundry
9.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Development environment replication
CloudFoundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Issue monitoring and notification
CloudFoundry
9.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Issue recovery
CloudFoundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Upgrades and platform fixes
CloudFoundry
9.0
IBM Cloud Functions

Pros

CloudFoundry

  • Ease of use, up and running in no time.
  • Well documented
  • Supports most common languages such as Java, Node.js, etc.
  • Open source with a big community contributing to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

  • ICF is a cost-effective solution when it comes to a cloud-based solution. We used Spring Boot Micro-services previously but it was costly because the application is continuously running and hence incurs operating costs even if the services are not used by the application.
  • It scales very well and without too many manual interventions from the developers or support team. This is very useful when we have applications catering to large user bases like a chatbot or payment wallet.
  • The ICF also works well in high demand data processing based on events (i.e. in a virtual agent platform) Whenever we receive a new chat request, the ICF can trigger sentiment analysis to analyze the chats.
Badheka, Amit | 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

IBM Cloud Functions

  • Billing can be a hassle, not the most responsive customer service/support team
  • Handles & executes most functionalities, but other platforms offer more scalability if you're seeking consistent and stable growth
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CloudFoundry

CloudFoundry is more feature rich and has better support for different platforms and languages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

AWS Lambda is 100 times more robust than IBM cloud functions. They essentially do the same thing, but AWS works. AWS is stable. we have had epic failures with cloud functions. Support was horrible. We literally had an open ticket with them for 2 months and it literally went nowhere. They said it could do 100 calls a minute. We proved over and over that we couldn't get above 20 without getting failures. They had NO explanation whatsoever. The ticket got closed because we were tired of asking them questions and getting no understandable or usable response.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Cloud Functions

  • It directly affected our expenses since we do not need to deploy and maintain a set of separate applications.
  • It allowed us to pay for only the amount of time cloud functions run.
  • It saved on maintenance and monitoring of the applications it replaced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CloudFoundry

General

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

CloudFoundry Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Functions

General

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

IBM Cloud Functions Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Cloud Functions Rate$0.000171
API Gateway RateFree
  1. per second of execution
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CloudFoundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
6.1

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