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Score 10 out of 100
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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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

OpenShift is well suited if you want to use docker and kubernetes but you want to hide the complexity of these two technologies. It gives a developer much more freedom in terms of code deployment, build process and implementation. One of its strengths is scaling and you can easily configure for each application.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

CloudFoundry
9.8
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Ease of building user interfaces
CloudFoundry
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Scalability
CloudFoundry
9.0
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Development environment creation
CloudFoundry
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Development environment replication
CloudFoundry
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Issue recovery
CloudFoundry
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Upgrades and platform fixes
CloudFoundry
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

No answers on this topic

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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

  • Steep learning curve
  • Lack of a trial version
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CloudFoundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

We tested Red Hat OpenShift on premise but we decided to go for a public cloud to reduce our infrastructure and pay for what we use.
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

  • Improved the release of new versions of applications.
  • Possibility to quickly change the processing capacity.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CloudFoundry

General

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

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CloudFoundry
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
9.0

Support Rating

CloudFoundry
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
7.0

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