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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    7.9

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    79%

    Microsoft Azure

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

    Ease of building user interfaces

    7.3
    73%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    8.9
    89%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.8
    88%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    7.8
    78%
    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

    8.1
    81%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Azure

    83%
    Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    14 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    14 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    14 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    14 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    89%
    29 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    87 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.0

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    70%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Microsoft Azure

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Azure

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Availability

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8

    Microsoft Azure

    68%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft Azure

    88%
    47 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Azure

    80%
    4 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

    Microsoft Azure

    In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
    Nilufa Hossain | 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

    Microsoft Azure

    • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
    • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
    • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
    • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
    Apurv Doshi | 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

    Microsoft Azure

    • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
    • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
    • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
    Valeri Karpov | 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

    Microsoft Azure

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Microsoft Azure Editions & Modules

    Edition
    BasicFree1
    Developer$291
    Standard$1001
    Professional Direct$10001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cloud Foundry

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

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 10.0
    Based on 15 answers
    Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.6
    Based on 28 answers
    Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 6.8
    Based on 4 answers
    It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.8
    Based on 47 answers
    Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cloud Foundry

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Microsoft Azure

    As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
    Sean Patterson | 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

    Microsoft Azure

    • Brings down Capex to customers.
    • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
    • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
    João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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