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"IBM is the only vendor to offer integration with blockchain for smart contract development.""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."

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"The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""This is a predictable and dependable service.""For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware."

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"After the initial excitement period with Node-RED is over, you crave the need of additional integrations to third-party services."

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"The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""It could be more secure.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved."

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"You are allocated a minimum amount of resources in the free tier. This seems fair and highly scalable, as you pay per usage as per cloud pricing schemes.""The pricing models should be reworked to the needs of a wider range of companies. Some customers will not be able to afford it until quite a few years into production, even after good PoC results and a successful launch.""IBM has a free tier and payment option depending on the products selected."

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"In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee.""Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure.""The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.""The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."

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Cloud Foundry, home of the open source application development technologies CF Application Runtime and CF Container Runtime, is more than a platform. It’s a flexible way of embracing digital transformation that helps businesses evolve in the face of constant change. To put it another way, with Cloud Foundry, companies can rest assured they will have the right tool for the right job.

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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Grape Up, c-Com, KONE, TITAN, CSAA, Bosch, Allstate, Verizon, West Corp., Telstra
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
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Financial Services Firm14%
Program Development Consultancy14%
Political Organization14%
Computer Software Company14%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm6%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Cloud Foundry is ranked 17th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews. Cloud Foundry is rated 6.0, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cloud Foundry writes "Node-RED shortens the amount of time required to develop, test, and deploy new applications. Eventually, you will crave the use of other third-party applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". Cloud Foundry is most compared with , whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and OpenShift.

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