IBM Cloud Foundry Reviews

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victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2019

Easy move to the cloud

Score 9 out of 10
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If you want to start moving your apps to the Cloud, this is a good place to start because all services required for an app have an allowance level so you can try your solution and take it back if you don't like it. Considering a database and the app in IBM Cloud Foundry (CF), you have the option to improve your app with authentication services, monitoring, and some automation. And because CF supports most popular dev environments, there is a good chance that your app is able to be moved to the cloud.
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Sashikanth Vema | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 21, 2019

CF is easy to adopt to, but difficult to extend

Score 5 out of 10
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Easier to deploy microservice applications. Buildpacks abstract out quite a bit of configuration. Polyglot development. Abstracts out the containers that are built for the runtimes. Difficult for AI/ML type of workloads. Lacks in observability, trying to work out a custom solution for observability. Still evolving for K8s and not sure how to handle K8 workloads.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

IBM Cloud Foundry Review

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The IBM Cloud Foundry platform is the perfect starting point for creating a fast new application that needs to leverage from IBM Cloud Services like Blockchain.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 20, 2019

IBM CF way to go!

Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Foundry is easy to use and manage. The application can be deployed on to different versions of buildpacks and managed through one dashboard. The services and features that are provided, is everything an enterprise needs. Security is also built into the provisioned services and IBM provides excellent support.
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Priya Manivannan | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 28, 2019

Choose at your own discretion

Score 7 out of 10
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When you have a small app with lightweight packages, IBM Cloud Foundry works really well. It gets funky when meteor-like apps are highly dependent on large packages and it constantly throws StagingError or Timeout errors. It is easy to understand but some functionalities are more complex when used. We used blue-green deployment for the apps to avoid prod downtime, but the routes were still ghosting around, and only staging(timeout) fixed the routes.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 28, 2019

Under no circumstance would I recommend Cloud Foundry to anyone for any reason

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It is appropriate if you are deploying a very lightweight app. It is appropriate if your application is not going to be used in production. It is horrible if you are going to deploy any type of UI that has any level of complexity. Not appropriate for complex processes. Not appropriate for high CPU operations.
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Kim Desrosiers | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 27, 2019

Cloud Foundry allows you to save time and simplify your deployments

Score 9 out of 10
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Cloud Foundry is well suited for a web application using a monolithic architecture. It works well with a dockerized application as well.

However, Cloud Foundry is not well suited for microservices architecture applications. The pricing model of Cloud Foundry is not thought with microservices in mind.
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Deepak Kaul | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 15, 2019

IBM Cloud Foundry

Score 7 out of 10
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Quick turnaround for deploying applications, it provides a language/runtime agnostic environment to deploy applications with a simple interface.
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Rajneesh Sehgal | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 14, 2019

ia for AI

Score 8 out of 10
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It is very well suited to create our own platform to provide services to customers, as it is available to multiple locations and provides you with the option to use a lot of API from the catalog which can be consumed seamlessly. I have also seen it better than any other cloud in the market.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 14, 2019

CF can be a start or an end, but it does not need to go away...

Score 7 out of 10
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Tailored to the PaaS solution better than most, but still has full integration to all of the latest and greatest including push/pull from Git, and app deployment for on/off prem, private or public cloud environments.
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River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 15, 2017

A review from a "not-so-technical" perspective

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Well Suited:
- Development of information architecture/library. It enables better classification/taxonomy, leading to more intuitive findability.
- Dialog design and content retrieval for virtual agents. (e.g. a virtual agent whose content offerings are not hard-coded into the response fields, but instead require crawling/drawing from other pages/libraries)
Not Well Suited:
- Annotation/labeling/clustering of information that will be retrieved using a different search/query service.
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John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 12, 2017

Benefits to Small Startups from Bluemix

Score 10 out of 10
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For us as a start-up IT company (offering SaaS) whose entire existence revolves so far around the possibilities offered by the cloud and a PaaS like Bluemix, we are building our image on a "Mobile-First" reputation, and have the necessary skills to write our own financial recording/reporting systems, with master ledgers updated from journals, as well as the other bells and whistles required by modern enterprise apps. Bluemix allows our customers, people in businesses, to connect from the field or office, from anywhere in the world, and complete any (100%) of tasks available on the applications. Where the data to be recorded is largely text and numbers encodable in JSON format, real-time internet can be used very effectively to transmit requests and receive responses from the servers in the cloud. We arrange to save images and/or video recordings "on-device" until the user returns to an office or location where a wi-fi modem or hotspot can be connected to.
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Wojciech Kaminski | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 12, 2017

Good choice, some more features to equalize with others welcome

Score 8 out of 10
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+ General purpose application hosting (especially that uses relational database backend)
+ Cognitive computing that leverages Watson's capabilities of it's trained models;
- Column database support for internet grade apps and data-heavy solutions is missing
- is Lambda Computing available on Watson? (not that I am fan of it, but it has been getting some attention)

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Brett Bloethner | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 19, 2017

Bluemix, promising for a small startup but a let down after further research.

Score 8 out of 10
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I would definitely recommend it for prototypes and, if it seems to work well, maybe in some working environments and production. When I was using it I definitely only would have recommended it for raid prototyping.
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Jason Brower | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 12, 2017

A good service for companies with big guns.

Score 2 out of 10
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It is suited to large businesses with somebody specifically in charge of deployments. He would be a person specifically paid to take care of all the machines through the Bluemix service. It is not a good situation when the teams are small, such as a three-person development team, because there is considerable maintenance that must be taught between them, and this costs a bit of time and hence money in that situation.
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Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 23, 2016

BlueMix is starting to be able to give AWS a run for their money.

Score 9 out of 10
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IBM BlueMix is the perfect, and I do mean "PERFECT" environment for any business working with app development, which is becoming a very large industry very quickly, or an IOT (Internet of Things) oriented business. It allows you to very quickly deploy a custom platform to run and develop your software with, rather than quickly deploying a blank server. BlueMix is especially useful in any situation where multiple developers will be working on a development project or where external contractors need to interact with the development process. BlueMix is also invaluable for those who have an existing data source – for example, a company that has a large CRM system that has built up a large customer database and wants to design applications which utilize that data. Since the customization is in the platform, it is not ideal for companies that need to have mobility capabilities to move between different cloud companies, or any company that has software that requires a lot of server hardware or OS customization.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 22, 2017

IBM Bluemix Review

Score 7 out of 10
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Using existing cognitive services is very easy. Getting things started for a PoC is also easy. More complex scenarios (like offering our own service in the catalog) is hard to achieve. I currently find it difficult to imagine operating a real production system in the cloud.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 22, 2017

Why I chose Bluemix over AWS and Azure

Score 6 out of 10
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My uses of Bluemix centered around IoT applications. I found the platform powerful and flexible to support my use cases. The node-red graphical "wiring" environment made it especially easy to create custom applications that integrate with third party services. This is especially useful in the growing the IoT field. The other major benefit of the bluemix setup is the ease in which one can integrate IoT services with SaaS options such as the Cloudant database.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 12, 2017

IBM Bluemix Review

Score 6 out of 10
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It's [well] suited if you want to use cognitive computing services and general computing all from one provider.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Ease of building user interfaces (6)
6.6
Scalability (15)
7.4
Platform management overhead (6)
6.7
Workflow engine capability (13)
6.9
Platform access control (1)
10
Services-enabled integration (14)
6.9
Development environment creation (13)
8.4
Development environment replication (6)
7.0
Issue monitoring and notification (8)
5.0
Issue recovery (12)
7.1
Upgrades and platform fixes (14)
7.1

About 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
Has featureEase of building user interfaces
Has featureScalability
Has featurePlatform management overhead
Has featureWorkflow engine capability
Does not have featurePlatform access control
Has featureServices-enabled integration
Has featureDevelopment environment creation
Does not have featureDevelopment environment replication
Does not have featureIssue monitoring and notification
Has featureIssue recovery
Has featureUpgrades and platform fixes
Additional Features
Has featureEase of use building interfaces
Has featureService enabled integration
Has featureDevelopment environment integration

IBM Cloud Foundry Integrations

IBM Cloud Foundry Competitors

Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

IBM Cloud Foundry Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:https://console.bluemix.net/docs/containers/cs_regions.html#regions-and-zones
Supported Languages: EnglishEnglish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese/Brazil, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional