Compare Microsoft Azure vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Microsoft Azure is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 14 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.0, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "The pricing Calculator feature is valuable and easy to 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". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, IBM Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform and Amazon AWS, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with OpenShift, Amazon AWS, IBM Cloud, VMware Tanzu Application Service and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.
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Reliable with ease of provisional services.I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services.The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.The data factory feature.We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.

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Stability is not a concern with this product.The most valuable feature of the solution is its ability to scale. The services that connect to the database are also very good.

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Cons
More expensive than other solutions without justification.Azure could be made more user-friendly.Dashboards and reporting could be improved.They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.Auto ML could be improved technically.Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.

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The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it.In the next release, they should offer additional applications for the databases, and improve the deployment experience.

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Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.It's a very expensive machine and I would like for them to improve the price. There are smaller sized competitors who offer cheaper prices.

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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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Windows Azure, AzurePCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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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BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.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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Manufacturing Company17%
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Computer Software Company14%
Government7%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Retailer4%
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Computer Software Company52%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
Retailer5%
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