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Pros
"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 initial setup was very easy. It's quite straightforward. Deployment took about fifteen minutes. Everything is well organized.""This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place.""The price of IBM Cloud is most valuable for us. The service is personable and gives us a good rapport. I can't say it's the best, but it was enough for our needs.""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""This is a predictable and dependable service."

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Cons
"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 solution needs to be more autonomous. It should let the DL go to allow for more jobs on the cloud. It could have a better interface as well.""I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution.""Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement.""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.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"IBM has a free tier and payment option depending on the products selected.""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."

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"We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything.""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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IBM is the only vendor to offer integration with blockchain for smart contract development.
Top Answer: IBM has a free tier and payment option depending on the products selected. The pricing models should be reworked to the needs of a wider range of companies. Some customers will not be able to afford… more »
Top Answer: I feel that IBM is still primarily for techies as far as the user interface is concerned. Since there are now guys coming from non-IT backgrounds, I feel that some improvement is needed compared to… more »
Top Answer: The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: My clients' use cases are for their private data where there's concern about the data being exposed. If it is on the public cloud whether it's performance issues or issues around disaster recovery or… more »
Ranking
13th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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82
Comparisons
22
Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
6.0
4th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
12,037
Comparisons
9,766
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
544
Avg. Rating
8.8
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Overview

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., TelstraUvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
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K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Media Company6%
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Cloud Foundry is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews. Cloud Foundry is rated 6.0, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 8.8. 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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