IBM Cloud Foundry

IBM Cloud Foundry

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Score 8.7 out of 100
IBM Cloud Foundry

Overview

Recent Reviews

IBM Bluemix Review

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 (trindfl.com) 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)

8.9
89%

Development environment creation (19)

8.4
84%

Upgrades and platform fixes (19)

8.2
82%

Services-enabled integration (20)

7.8
78%

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Pricing

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Community Runtimes

$0.07

Cloud
Per GBH

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://console.bluemix.net/docs/billing…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Platform-as-a-Service

7.9
79%

Product Details

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

IBM Cloud Foundry Integrations

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IBM Cloud Foundry Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported Countrieshttps://console.bluemix.net/docs/containers/cs_regions.html#regions-and-zones
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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Ratings

Reviews

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Amir Yaqoob | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • IBM Cloud Foundry is a powerful deployment model that is easy to manage and use, its simplicity of usage has eliminated the need for IT experts and cut our costs down.
  • The multi-cloud IBM Cloud Foundry has allowed us to eliminate an entire class of financial risks and protect us from losses in the development of applications by providing us with the right information.
May 14, 2021

IBM Bluemix Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Evaluating a product is always time consuming
  • Increased the speed for PoCs by using simple tools like NodeRed in a dramatic way.
  • No need to order hardware anymore for smaller tests. It is very compact.
February 18, 2021

Recommended over AWS

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • With ready-to-use IBM Cloud Foundry and other IBM cloud services, I avoided costs for corresponding stuff. Leaning on the IBM service predictability, I expect highly efficient unit-sale-margin, which should lead to the total project payback period of one and a half to two years.
Alabi Temitope | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Positive impact, it helps to prevent memory resources where by I can adjust default memory allocated for an application instance which I know that the memory usage won't grow significantly.
  • Provide trust opportunity for developers with their clients without charging the IBM Cloud Foundry users when they make use secure test domain.
  • It help to increase profit margin which the cost of hosting on this platform is market affordable with what other competitor offers which they don't even give free ssl for test domain.
December 03, 2019

Easy move to the cloud

victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Be careful. There is a cost even if you don't use the capacity. So you have to consider always, high volume apps to be moved first, especially those that are required 24x7.
  • Be honest. That app installed on a beast of 32 GB of RAM may just need 8 GB or 16.
  • Be tidy. The best approach is to group apps and maybe merge them so you can use less Diego cells (or App units). Remember that there is a cost for unused capacity.
  • Be cheap. Check from time to time if you don't need an app or service and turn it off. Remember you are paying for it and you have an allowance of 375 GB/hour per month.
  • Monitor all the time. Not just availability, check for utilization, traffic, cost. Your migration to the cloud is not completed by uploading your code, just by being sure that you have the right platform at the right cost.
  • The local hardware that you are leaving behind: Consider how old it is, maintenance, power, software licenses, availability, technical support cost and be sure about the real cost to know if your cloud services can be below that limit.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • We have had many production outages.
  • We have wasted an ungodly amount of time trying to deploy our UI and have had to change our entire deployment strategy as a result.
  • Our clients have wasted 10's of 1000's of dollars on services that just failed and failed with no good reason.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • This was the founding solution used to allow us to move in to and test out a cloud pipeline. This is what paved the way for a full production cloud solution to be possible.
  • Having Cloud Foundry at the base of our development and sandpit environment, segregated away from our standard on premise solution has moved away red tape and ensured an agile way forward.
Brett Bloethner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Well we didn't end up using it so, in that respect, I would say a negative business impact since we spent time messing with it.
  • It did show us some technologies to look for in the future though, so that was positive.
  • However, with Bluemix we were able to experiment with new technology which is always good for the engineers in terms of learning new things.
River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Our Virtual Agent (designed with Watson Conversation Service) handles more than 1,000 conversations per day.
  • Since February 2017, our Virtual Agent (designed with Watson Conversation Service) has saved 222,363 minutes, or roughly 463 days, of customer support agent's time working on less complex Tier 1 issues, freeing up agent capacity to assist customers with more complex inquiries.
  • A lot of our work is still a WIP so it is hard to answer this.
Jason Brower | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Deployments are easier than in a server up environment, though it takes some training.
  • The service proved unreliable; if it didn't deploy, we just did it again until it worked.
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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!