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Pros
"This platform is popular with technical users because of the abilities for customization and fine-tuning performance.""This is a solution that's so easy to expand when you need it to. It's the best I've ever seen. It's much better than Azure.""It's robust, and it has a wide reach in terms of office applications including storage.""Simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer.""You can just connect and start using it through a browser within a few minutes.""The initial setup is very straightforward."

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"The most valuable feature of the solution is its ability to scale. The services that connect to the database are also very good.""Stability is not a concern with this product.""The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier.""PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime."

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Cons
"The ease-of-use could be improved for less technical users.""The management side for the database needs some work. Currently, you do everything from the APP. It would be nice to have an interface where you can go in and maintain data and deal with records and do something online.""There are issues with stability.""Could provide more services.""Monitoring and usage reporting could be improved.""If there were more documentation and training, it would be very helpful in explaining the underlying processes."

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"In the next release, they should offer additional applications for the databases, and improve the deployment experience.""The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it.""In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools.""It is not straightforward to setup."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Google cloud is less expensive than other comparable solutions.""The licensing for Google Cloud seems to be quite cheap and they're actually quite reasonable in comparison to Azure, which, as it turns out, is quite expensive. Even though Azure has a data center in South Africa it's still quite costly. There's no scaling, so if you go with the VM, you pay 2500 Rand. When you add another VM, it's another 2500 Rand even though you don't use the whole thing. With Google, you can go up as incrementally as you need to, even if it's just 30 Rand.""The best part of Google Cloud is that it is cheaper than the competitors."

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"Licensing is on a monthly basis and right now we pay $24/month. There are no other costs over and above that."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is very straightforward.
Top Answer: The solution has been good overall. I can't recall having any features missing. The solution could be less expensive. It may be helpful to go through some training in order to get comfortable with the… more »
Top Answer: I primarily use the solution for a couple of small development environments.
Top Answer: PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.
Top Answer: Another department handles this. I don't have any knowledge of pricing and licenses.
Top Answer: It is not straightforward to setup.
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PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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Overview

Build scalable apps. Use Google's global, reliable infrastructure. Securely manage enterprise data. Get insights from data faster. Whatever you're solving for, Google Cloud can help.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. PCF provides a cloud-native application platform that allows you to continuously deliver any app to every major private and public cloud with a single platform. PCF is proven to accelerate feature delivery with higher developer productivity and a 200:1 developer to operator ratio. PCF's built-in security and self-healing capabilities reduce risk in your app portfolio while maintaining high-availability at scale to keep customer facing systems online even in the most challenging circumstances. pivotal.io

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Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
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Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company15%
Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company8%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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Google Cloud is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.6, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "A cloud service that will please more technically-minded users which is making strides with ease-of-use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved". Google Cloud is most compared with SAP Business One on AWS and VMware Tanzu Application Service, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, OpenShift, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Mendix. See our Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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