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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Compute Engine

I have recommended the platform to students, friends and family members alike. The help and documentation is very easy to follow for a beginner. Plus, GCP has built in tools which make some common tasks that non-production level cloud users need to accomplish very easy in an automated way. Now, to address the question of recommending GCE to a colleague, ultimately the organization will have to make a decision regarding the entire cloud platform. It wouldn't make much sense, outside of a special case, to use GCE for some parts of your cloud infrastructure and a competitor on other parts. That practical caveat aside, I believe that the GCP brings a strong suite of tools to the table overall and is good value for money at this time as well. Developer familiarity to certain competing platforms can be a sticking point, but a colleague who is already asking for a recommendation is likely already open minded about moving to GCP.
Frank Palladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

Well Suited:- Development of information architecture/library. It enables better classification/taxonomy, leading to more intuitive findability.- Dialog design and content retrieval for virtual agents. (e.g. a virtual agent whose content offerings are not hard-coded into the response fields, but instead require crawling/drawing from other pages/libraries)Not Well Suited:- Annotation/labeling/clustering of information that will be retrieved using a different search/query service.
River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Google Compute Engine
8.5
IBM Cloud Foundry
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Google Compute Engine
9.2
IBM Cloud Foundry
Dynamic scaling
Google Compute Engine
8.7
IBM Cloud Foundry
Elastic load balancing
Google Compute Engine
8.9
IBM Cloud Foundry
Pre-configured templates
Google Compute Engine
8.4
IBM Cloud Foundry
Monitoring tools
Google Compute Engine
7.7
IBM Cloud Foundry
Pre-defined machine images
Google Compute Engine
8.2
IBM Cloud Foundry
Operating system support
Google Compute Engine
8.3
IBM Cloud Foundry
Security controls
Google Compute Engine
8.9
IBM Cloud Foundry

Platform-as-a-Service

Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.8
Scalability
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.0
Platform management overhead
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2
Workflow engine capability
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2
Platform access control
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
10.0
Services-enabled integration
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.5
Development environment creation
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
9.0
Development environment replication
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
5.0
Issue recovery
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Google Compute Engine
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.8

Pros

Google Compute Engine

  • A simple web-based interface that is a breeze to train new engineers to use. Our experienced engineers never have trouble finding or doing anything on GCE.
  • Sustained use and Committed use discounts mean we get top-tier VMs for an incredibly competitive price.
  • Wonderful identity and access management that gives us peace-of-mind when granting access to machines to contractors and other 3rd parties.
  • Fast VMs, lastest in hardware, and enough RAM to power even the hungriest of our services.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Keeps things more standardized, ring fenced and thus easier for the end user to use
  • Open source, allowing for a wide group for education, auto and support
  • Developing at pace to keep up with the ever changing needs of the industry from on / off premise, public and private
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Compute Engine

  • The L7 load balancer can be difficult to get set up. It's limited in its functionality, especially with the container engine.
  • It's hard to find certain objects on the web console. Often times the things I need to get to are buried in advanced menus.
  • Google's decision to only support MySQL on their relational DB service means that I have to manage Postgres instances in Compute on my own, managing everything from storage to backups.
David Long, SPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Sometimes the API Connect GUIs don't cleanly disengage after attaching models or updating schema and it is hard to know what has been written successfully and which (if any) models or tables were missed. I shouldn't have to manually check through a list of 377 models to find the ones in and out of a list on either models, folder or database tables. Printing a summary even in logs which did a "diff" sort of thing between 'task-set' and 'task-completed' (referring to attaching models or updating schema as tasks here as 'tasks').
  • Provide access to Postgres Database in Sydney datacentre for Australia.
  • Clearer documentation around setting up a secure (referring to SSL and certificate setup here) server on eg, chubby1.au-sydney.mybluemix.net.
  • Allow a ramp in pricing onto the Blockchains. We will not be able to afford it until quite a few years into production, even if we launch successfully.
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

IBM Cloud Foundry 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.1
Based on 9 answers
Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 8.8
Based on 11 answers
  • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
  • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Google Compute Engine

App Engine is somewhat similar, but we use it together with Compute Engine. App Engine is good for serving end requests to users -- it can scale automatically to any number of requests, but has it's own limitations. Compute Engine does not have any limitations. but you have to manage it by yourself and scale it manually as needed. I tried using Amazon's EC2 before the Compute Engine was released, but at that time their UI wasn't friendly, in the end Compute Engine provider much better integration with App Engine since their VMs can be really close to each other to reduce network delay. Google Cloud's UI is really good, you don't always want to manage your stuff using API.
Dmitry Sadovnychyi | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

I like when the provider offers cloud deployment via standard orchestration mechanisms (like Docker, Kubernetes, DCOS) This is currently well covered by Azure. Amazon also has good flexibility (supports Kubernetes, DCOS). It's good that Bluemix added support for Docker and Kubernetes, but addition of DCOS would be great to complete the offering.
Wojciech Kaminski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Compute Engine

  • Positive impact on the OpEx with reduction in CapEx resulting from reducing the time to move a workload from on-prem to the cloud
  • Incased RoI by reducing need for on-prem compute
  • Improved agility by providing the option to take on new AI workloads for test and dev without the need for upfront investment in
Aditya Mohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Bluemix has allowed me to effectively serve the App industry more recently, especially with the new visual design implemented recently.
  • BlueMix offers a lot more customization of the Platform, rather than Infrastructure, giving me a big edge over other companies offering only AWS or Azure cloud services, and brings a lot more apparent value to my business.
  • The additional features, especially the Watson service subset offers a HUGE range of new and innovative technologies, especially in the realm of AI, that encourages my clients to test out new potential features, which leads to more sales as they increase there platform size and capability.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Compute Engine

General

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

Google Compute Engine Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Foundry

General

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

IBM Cloud Foundry Editions & Modules

Edition
Community Runtimes$0.071
  1. Per GBH
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Compute Engine
8.8
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Google Compute Engine
9.0
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0

Usability

Google Compute Engine
9.1
IBM Cloud Foundry

Support Rating

Google Compute Engine
8.8
IBM Cloud Foundry

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