We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"IBM is the only vendor to offer integration with blockchain for smart contract development."
"Provides support throughout the whole platform."
"The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications."
"The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application."
"After the initial excitement period with Node-RED is over, you crave the need of additional integrations to third-party services."
"Not a ten because it's not a standard solution and the endpoint protection user has to prepare with documentation or have training from other people. It's not easy to start because it's not like other solutions."
"The solution only offers support for one server."
"Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift."
"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."
"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 it until quite a few years into production, even after good PoC results and a successful launch."
"I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."
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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.
OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.
Cloud Foundry is ranked 17th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while OpenShift is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Cloud Foundry is rated 6.0, while OpenShift is rated 7.6. 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 OpenShift writes "Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark". Cloud Foundry is most compared with , whereas OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Platform.
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