CF is easy to adopt to, but difficult to extend
November 21, 2019

CF is easy to adopt to, but difficult to extend

Sashikanth Vema | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Foundry

IBM Cloud Foundry is used on IBM Cloud for applications across the organization.
  • Easy to use
  • Bind services (catalog)
  • Not easily extendable
  • Lacks in observability
  • No environment set up, easier for teams to move to cloud than request for environments.
  • Catalog services makes it easier as we don't need to provision any services.
  • Issues with patching
We have a minimum number of instances which is 3. If any app instances go down, automatically a new instance is spun up. However, it's difficult to get thread dumps etc., for analysis of the failed instance.
We use Java and NodeJS primarily; it's easier to use those buildpacks.
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.

IBM Cloud Foundry Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
2
Scalability
7
Platform management overhead
1
Workflow engine capability
1
Services-enabled integration
4
Development environment creation
7
Issue recovery
4
Upgrades and platform fixes
1