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Score 8.7 out of 100
145 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    7.9

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    79%

    Kubernetes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Foundry ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    7.4
    74%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    8.9
    89%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.7
    87%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    7.7
    77%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    7.8
    78%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    5.0
    50%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    8.2
    82%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Foundry is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    89%
    29 Ratings
    8.8

    Kubernetes

    88%
    16 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.0

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    70%
    1 Rating

    Kubernetes

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    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.
    Amir Yaqoob | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Kubernetes

    Kubernetes is ideally when container orchestration is required, allowing to scale an application up or down depending on the workload of the application/service.Portability of the Helm chart definition makes it possible to change the hosting platform easily without rewriting the whole application stack or depending on another configuration management tool (e.g. Ansible).
    Patrick Gaspar dos Santos, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Kubernetes

    • Makes sure that the workload remains UP & running by maintaining the desired state.
    • Gives a lot of flexibility in choosing the networking, storage, monitoring, etc solutions of your choice.
    • The biggest advantage is to upgrade the application with a new version without any downtime.
    • Portability of the code is possible up to a great extent.
    Asad Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    • 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.
    River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Kubernetes

    • We had several problems with its NFS, which is responsible for syncing the code across the cluster
    • On several instances the pods go into UNKNOWN state in which case restarting the entire node is the only solution
    • As a user of the existing setup given to me, I wasn't able to allocate only some CPU cores on a single host. It was either all or zero making cluster utilization sub-optimal
    Nitin Pasumarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.07 Per GBH

    IBM Cloud Foundry Editions & Modules

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

    Kubernetes

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Kubernetes Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Alternatives Considered

    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’ git, Kubernetes, IBM cloud etc, not against or segregated from it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Kubernetes

    Most of the required features for any orchestration tool or framework, which is provided by Kubernetes. After understanding all modules and features of the K8S, it is the best fit for us as compared with others out there.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    • 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!
    John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Kubernetes

    • Because of microservices, Kubernetes makes it easy to find the cost of each application easily.
    • Like every new technology, initially, it took more resources to educate ourselves but over a period of time, I believe it's going to be worth it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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