IBM Cloud Foundry vs. IBM Cloud Private

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Cloud Foundry
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud Foundry is an IBM version of the open-source platform designed for building, testing, deploying, and scaling applications. Enterprises can run Cloud Foundry in a public isolated environment, while natively integrating with other IBM Cloud services, such as AI, Blockchain, and IoT.
$0.07
Per GBH
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud Private is a Kubernetes-based container platform allowing users to build cloud-native applications on their own infrastructure. In addition, it offers common services for self-service deployment, monitoring, logging and security, as well as middleware, data and analytics.N/A
Pricing
IBM Cloud FoundryIBM Cloud Private
Editions & Modules
Community Runtimes
$0.07
Per GBH
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Cloud FoundryIBM Cloud Private
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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Community Pulse
IBM Cloud FoundryIBM Cloud Private
Considered Both Products
IBM Cloud Foundry
Chose IBM Cloud Foundry
It is a cloud-based solution and for all my customers that want to migrate to cloud, this is the solution that we are proposing to customers, as it provides a lot of benefits over private cloud. Scalability and resiliency are not a major challenge and it can be used with other …
Chose IBM Cloud Foundry
CF is what we initially went with to establish a development pipeline and start our cloud journey, now we are expanding this and although we are now pulling in many other tools and functions around CF, it is not being replaced. It stands out as having a key place working ‘with’ …
IBM Cloud Private

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
IBM Cloud FoundryIBM Cloud Private
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.8
21 Ratings
IBM Cloud Private
9.7
5 Ratings
Ease of building user interfaces7.110 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Scalability8.821 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Platform management overhead8.812 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Workflow engine capability7.917 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Platform access control10.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Services-enabled integration7.820 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Development environment creation8.219 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Development environment replication7.06 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification5.08 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Issue recovery7.817 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes7.919 Ratings10.03 Ratings
User Ratings
IBM Cloud FoundryIBM Cloud Private
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(29 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Cloud FoundryIBM Cloud Private
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
As it is an open-source platform as a service, it is very easy to operate, scale, and deploy regardless of what programming language and framework it's written in. However, it could be improved in terms of scalability. There should be proper documentation for easier and clearer understanding to make the process smooth.
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IBM
IBM Cloud Private is an ideal platform for companies to accelerate their business growth. It helps in reducing the cost of IT and operations while delivering a great customer experience. With IBM Cloud Private, you can gain agility and security with a flexible hybrid model that fits your needs. It's highly recommended to my colleagues from me.
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Pros
IBM
  • Simplicity - the command line tool provided can get you up and running within minutes.
  • Resourceful - IBM Cloud Foundry is built on top of the open source Cloud Foundry technology, so any resources you find online about Cloud Foundry generally can be applied.
  • Feature rich - provides all the necessary features for a cloud based platform, such as auto-scaling, 0 downtime deployment.
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IBM
  • Capacity On Demand to scale up and down environments
  • SaaS model allows our team to have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities.
  • SaaS model allows our team to worry less about upgrades, fix packs, environment support etc.
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Cons
IBM
  • Need: VISUALIZATION CAPABILITIES! Particularly with the Conversation Service.
  • Need: Annotation capabilities for dialog nodes in Conversation Service.
  • Need: Search/querying capabilities in Conversation Service
  • Need: Clearer documentation of the S2T service. I had to use a third party website for an understanding of how to use this.
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IBM
  • Bluemix/IBM Cloud UI can be better
  • Changing Brand name from Bluemix to IBM Cloud, as we are habituated to Bluemix more
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
CF is what we initially went with to establish a development pipeline and start our cloud journey, now we are expanding this and although we are now pulling in many other tools and functions around CF, it is not being replaced. It stands out as having a key place working ‘with’ git, Kubernetes, IBM cloud etc, not against or segregated from it.
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IBM
With VMware cloud, each VMware Cloud customer must have an SDDC account(VMC) as well as a general AWS account. The two accounts must be linked for the service to work which is a tiresome thing to do for some clients but with IBM Cloud Private all these issues are solved.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • IBM Bluemix is mainly a foundation enabler at this stage, although our business plan does look promising.
  • The low cost of development on Bluemix for a start-up like us is so helpful......we had no spare cash for this project besides what we could save or borrow at first, and that wasn't much. We are still trying to attract venture capital to cover the main Cordova Coding effort plus the launch "Cash Burn".
  • Features like push notifications, mobile-back end, and world-beating security help us to sell our SaaS products/services.
  • The pure (usually!) functionality of IBM products and services is very rewarding to work with.They are so insightful and thoughtful, to say naught of clever!
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IBM
  • IBM Cloud has helped us start using the cloud and migrating old services to the cloud.
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