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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Foundry

This really depends on which cloud vendor (if you have one) you are already working with. If you are already an IBM customer, then you should definitely give IBM Cloud Foundry a try. It is a great way to run your applications in the cloud, and does not have a steep learning curve as using Docker/Kubernetes, and in fact, can serve as an starting point to get you there overtime. You can usually find a buildpack (either directly from IBM or from the community) for your application, and the deployment usually does not require you to make any changes and you can get up and running in a few hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

IBM Cloud Foundry
8.0
Red Hat OpenShift
8.5
Ease of building user interfaces
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.8
Red Hat OpenShift
8.8
Scalability
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.7
Red Hat OpenShift
8.5
Platform management overhead
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.1
Red Hat OpenShift
8.0
Workflow engine capability
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.0
Red Hat OpenShift
8.6
Platform access control
IBM Cloud Foundry
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift
9.4
Services-enabled integration
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.6
Red Hat OpenShift
8.2
Development environment creation
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.9
Red Hat OpenShift
9.4
Development environment replication
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0
Red Hat OpenShift
8.7
Issue monitoring and notification
IBM Cloud Foundry
5.0
Red Hat OpenShift
7.0
Issue recovery
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.3
Red Hat OpenShift
7.7
Upgrades and platform fixes
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.9
Red Hat OpenShift
9.2

Pros

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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • I would like to see a public cloud using OpenShift and Docker integration. I am not aware if this is already available now.
  • I would like to see a tool that can help with extracting log files from the remote server like it being available on a Samba shared folder. And other applications that want to scan for keywords in the application log can check if there have been any errors or exceptions thrown by the application.
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Foundry

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

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
Isaac Christoffersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to understand. Gives our team freedom to focus on the quality of our coding and not worry too much about build and deployment which honestly can be a headache for some of us. Also, customer support is fast and responsive so we don't have to wait for weeks for issues to get fixed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift 9.0
Based on 8 answers
First of all OpenShift Help Portal is a great place to get assistance in case of any OpenShift platform related technical questions. When it comes to paid support subscription friendly support agents can find the right answer for you in a matter of minutes which is super efficient way of solving any critical issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Foundry

We have used Red Hat which does not do business in Australia with people like us. They were a promising service (PaaS) while we were able to use the free version but as soon as we needed access to serious mobile-first services we had to pay and their policy meant we had to leave. Don't know why they don't want to do this sort of low-end business in Australia.We briefly looked at Heroku and others but quickly realised that since we demand enterprise strength security, strength insight, and reliability, we had to choose IBM Bluemix.
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat OpenShift

For large to medium deployments the Red Hat OpenShift works great and better than other products. There is an advantage of integrating it with the GIT repository that makes the work quite easy and the user interface is quite easy to understand for a beginner too. OpenShift is inexpensive when it comes to cost and it doesn't take much time to run your application.
Ankur Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • I have been able to cut my hosting costs almost to zero without sacrificing the ability to handle higher loads down the road.
  • I haven't received messages about the site being down since I started using OpenShift. I don't have to worry about fixing things myself when/if the network or some hardware fails.
Peter Ivie | 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

IBM Cloud Foundry Editions & Modules

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

Red Hat OpenShift

General

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

Red Hat OpenShift Editions & Modules

Edition
Azure On Demand$0.1711
1-Year Reserved Instance$0.1141
3-Year Reserved Instance$0.0761
  1. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Foundry
8.6
Red Hat OpenShift
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0
Red Hat OpenShift
10.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Foundry
Red Hat OpenShift
8.5

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Foundry
Red Hat OpenShift
5.5

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Foundry
Red Hat OpenShift
9.0

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