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Pros
"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.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product."

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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 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.""It could be more secure."

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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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"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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"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 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 »
Top Answer: Stability is not a concern with this product.
Top Answer: The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it. They can refer to the documentation and YouTube videos, but the navigation is still a concern. It… more »
Top Answer: We are a solution provider the Pivotal Cloud Foundry is one of the products that we implement for our clients. We help our clients choose solutions that fit their requirements and then we assist with… more »
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Also Known As
IBM BluemixPCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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Overview

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.

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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Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny CountyHumana, 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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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider21%
Educational Organization6%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company32%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise29%
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IBM Public Cloud is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 8.2, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". 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". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, OpenShift and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, OpenShift, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Heroku. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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