IBM Cloud Foundry

IBM Cloud Foundry

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Score 8.7 out of 100
IBM Cloud Foundry


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8 out of 10
May 14, 2021
We are currently evaluating the Bluemix stack to get more insights and to be able to identify relevant business cases. We are not yet …
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Recommended over AWS

10 out of 10
February 18, 2021
Recently I've built and run a web-app ( within IBM Cloud Foundry, which is drafting a tax declaration for interactive brokers …
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IBM Cloud Foundry Review

10 out of 10
January 21, 2020
It was used as a development and runtime platform for new applications. We changed the development mode from monolith to microservices. CF …
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Popular Features

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Scalability (21)


Development environment creation (19)


Upgrades and platform fixes (19)


Services-enabled integration (20)


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What is IBM Cloud Foundry?

IBM Cloud Foundry is an IBM version of the open-source platform designed to make it easier and faster to build, test, deploy, and scale applications. Enterprises can now run Cloud Foundry in a public isolated environment, while natively integrating with other IBM Cloud services, such as AI, Blockchain, IoT, and data tools.

Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment (CFEE) runs on a Kubernetes service, which reduces complexity by giving development teams a comprehensive set of familiar tools under one management umbrella. CFEE allows IT organizations to safeguard their existing investment in Cloud Foundry, while seamlessly bringing in new skill sets that will lead to building apps that provide contemporary customer experiences.

Visit IBM Cloud Foundry's Docs pages for pricing and support information.

IBM Cloud Foundry Features

Platform-as-a-Service Features

  • Supported: Ease of building user interfaces
  • Supported: Scalability
  • Supported: Platform management overhead
  • Supported: Workflow engine capability
  • Supported: Services-enabled integration
  • Supported: Development environment creation
  • Supported: Issue recovery
  • Supported: Upgrades and platform fixes

Additional Features

  • Supported: Ease of use building interfaces
  • Supported: Service enabled integration
  • Supported: Development environment integration

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IBM Cloud Foundry Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported Countries
Supported LanguagesEnglishEnglish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese/Brazil, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IBM Cloud Foundry?

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.

What are IBM Cloud Foundry's top competitors?

Microsoft Azure are common alternatives for IBM Cloud Foundry.

What is IBM Cloud Foundry's best feature?

Reviewers rate Scalability highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses IBM Cloud Foundry?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Foundry are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings




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Brett Bloethner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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CloudFoundry was a big deal for us; rapid deployment is usually difficult in small teams so a tool allowing us to do that would be super beneficial. Unfortunately, we were having trouble getting Bluemix/CloudFoundry to spin up without a Rails-based web application. This was definitely a selling point for Bluemix, but we were let down. It was not as seamless as IBM made it appear.
River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Wasn't a huge consideration for me particularly, but I know my manager considered this. That being said, it makes me feel better about my work knowing we are operating on an open-source platform that helps move toward a world wherein almost anyone can deploy through the cloud and contribute to a universal project.
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We had been using Red Hat systems but found they could not financially do business with us in Australia. We came to IBM with an open mind, as I had my first experiences with networked IBM computing as a trainee mech engineer using FORTRAN on a remote TTY terminal in North Sydney from James Howden's offices.

Those times opened my eyes a lot and impressed me even then, in 1976.

Compare that to using CloudFoundry from way down the South Coast of NSW and experiencing the speed with which I could build a basic app server which worked and be able to edit code, and together with our casual software engineer, I was able to learn how CloudFoundry apps worked (including all about Docker). The degree of automation is amazing with the CloudFoundry systems, but I have to admit we stumbled onto all this partly because Red Hat failed us in a business sense, and my memories of my prior contacts with IBM have all been impressive, so when we started searching for an alternative PaaS provider, they seemed [to be the] most reliable, safest and best of the prospects.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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Cloudfoundry was a key component of my Bluemix use. The majority of my applications are node js based, and having the ability to deploy these in a pre-built cloud saved an incredible amount of time that would have otherwise been spent developing the technology stack. My favorite component of IBM's solution is node-red, which greatly shortens the amount of time required to develop, test and deploy new applications.