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114 Ratings
89 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Red Hat OpenShift

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift are tied in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

7.9

IBM Cloud Foundry

79%
7.9

Red Hat OpenShift

79%
IBM Cloud Foundry ranks higher in 7/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

7.3
73%
10 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Scalability

8.9
89%
21 Ratings
8.7
87%
26 Ratings

Platform management overhead

8.8
88%
12 Ratings
7.4
74%
23 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

7.8
78%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
20 Ratings

Platform access control

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

7.8
78%
20 Ratings
7.6
76%
20 Ratings

Development environment creation

8.4
84%
19 Ratings
8.4
84%
25 Ratings

Development environment replication

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
24 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

5.0
50%
8 Ratings
7.7
77%
20 Ratings

Issue recovery

8.0
80%
17 Ratings
6.5
65%
21 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

8.1
81%
19 Ratings
7.7
77%
22 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Foundry is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Red Hat OpenShift is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

IBM Cloud Foundry

89%
29 Ratings
8.2

Red Hat OpenShift

82%
29 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

IBM Cloud Foundry

70%
1 Rating
10.0

Red Hat OpenShift

100%
4 Ratings

Usability

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Red Hat OpenShift

82%
3 Ratings

Availability

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Red Hat OpenShift

55%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Red Hat OpenShift

90%
9 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Red Hat OpenShift

82%
1 Rating

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

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift is one of the best containerization and orchestration tools available today. It has wide support with all the popular programming languages and different development frameworks. It makes management and deployments very simple and easy for the engineers and saves a lot of time.
Shivani Pandey | 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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • The same as many similar K8 vendor solutions, OpenShift provides a managed Kubernetes environment with advanced facilitative components built-in.
  • It provides the life cycle management/monitoring toolset to help users better visualize and understand both the application and infrastructure environment.
  • Provides the scaling and recovering mechanism to ensure the high resilience of the application.
  • CI/CD pipeline integration following the DevOps concept.
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

  • The shift from v2 to v3 was a huge transition, and Red Hat [OpenShift] really failed at making this step easy for users - their documentation at the time was fairly lacking
  • When things go wrong it can be hard to diagnose
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat OpenShift

General

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

Starting Price

$42 per month

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

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 8.2
Based on 3 answers
As I said before, the obserability is one of the weakest point of OpenShift and that has a lot to do with usability. The Kibana console is not fully integrated with OpenShift console and you have to switch from tab to tab to use it. Same with Prometheus, Jaeger and Grafan, it's a "simple" integration but if you want to do complex queries or dashboards you have to go to the specific console
Matias Mospan | 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 9 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

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

Red Hat OpenShift

The other platforms are cloud based, and less relevant when you have to choose an on prem scenario.Red Hat OpenShift encapsulates Kubernetes and provides more, so that you have an all-in-one platform instead of dealing with various separate services.[Red Hat] OpenShift is cloud ready, that is very useful for the day when you'll be ready to switch to the cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to understand what are being billed and what's included in each type of subscription. Same with the support (Std or Premium) you know exactly what to expect when you need to use it. The "core" unit approach on the subscription made really simple to scale and carry the workloads from one site to another.
Matias Mospan | 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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • Reduce [the] friction of monitoring environments. This leads to [a] quicker troubleshooting process.
  • Completely remove the need to authenticate each and every time you want to check on a specific environment.
  • Faster deployment workflow increases [the] efficiency of developers when testing in lower environment containers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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