TrustRadius
Good Academic Service Platform
https://www.trustradius.com/cloud-managementCenturyLink Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog)Unspecified6.63101
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October 21, 2015

Good Academic Service Platform

Score 6 out of 101
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Review Source

Software Version
1
Modules Used
Virtual Machines, Data Services

Overall Satisfaction with AppFog

AppFog comes handy when building a prototype. A typical prototype that requires a quick web service deployment with a database layer is where I had used AppFog. It isn't used across the organization. I have also used AppFog as a student at my university. Our team used it for bringing our projects to the cloud.
  • Quick deployment of pre-built virtual machines
  • Some of the virtual machines also are readily available with a pack of softwares
  • Good Stability. Using it as a student, I have never experienced any downtime issues with the projects deployed on AppFog.
  • A little slow as compared to AWS.
  • Not sure about the latest versions, but compared to its competitors, it was missing out on some services.
  • Used to be a free service, but isn't completely free anymore.
  • Saved time while creation of quick POCs.
  • Happy managers since they see things quickly working.
  • Some missing services always gave a second thought about AppFog.
Primarily because it used to have a good free tier earlier, which it does not anymore. It's simple, and things are available to use. Compared to it's competitors, it does has less features, but that kind of acts in its favor. That adds to the simplicity, and ease of use for a new user.
AppFog is good for academic purposes. It comes in very handy for cloud deployments.