Compare OpenShift vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry

OpenShift is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 10 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review. OpenShift is rated 8.2, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of OpenShift writes "We can operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "A solution that offers excellent scalability with easy setup that comes at a reasonable price point". OpenShift is most compared with IBM Cloud Private, Amazon AWS and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with OpenShift, Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.
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Pros
We are able to operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management each month and provide a good SLA (as scalability for applications is processed during heavy client website load, automatically).This solution is providing a platform with OOTB features that are difficult to build from scratch.I love to automate everything and OpenShift was been born for that. It takes care of the network layer itself and I don't need to dive into it; I can work on a top level. Our project has numerous services designed to run in Docker containers, and we have run almost all pieces in OpenShift.The virtualization of my APIs means I no longer have to pay VMware large amounts of money to only run in-house solutions.Scaling and uptime of the applications are positives.Valuable features include auto-recreate of pod if pod fails; fast rollback, with one click, to previous version.Key features are WildFly, because it standardizes infrastructure and the git repository and docker. Git is essential for source code and Docker for infrastructure.Security is also an important part of this solution. By default, things are running with limited privileges and securely confined to their own resources. This way, different users and projects can all use the same infrastructure.

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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.

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If we can have a GUI-based configuration with better flexibility then it will be great.I think that OpenShift has too many commands for running services from the CLI, and the configuration files are a little complicated.There have been some issues with security, in particular, that we had to address. At times they make it “clunky." I am quite confident these parameters will appear in the next releases. They have been reported as bugs and are actually in process.Needs work on volume handling (although this is already better with GlusterFS). Security (SSSD) would also be an improvement.It could use auto-scaling based on criteria such as transaction volume, queue backlog, etc. Currently, it is limited to CPU and memory.Credential not hidden, so people on the same group can view it.It would be great if it supported Bitbucket repositories too.The area for improvement is mostly in support for legacy applications.

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In the next release, they should offer additional applications for the databases, and improve the deployment experience.

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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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Ranking
3rd
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
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19,664
Comparisons
14,435
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
206
Avg. Rating
8.2
8th
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
Views
8,538
Comparisons
7,187
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
330
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Also Known As
PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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Overview

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.

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
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company41%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company52%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider7%
Retailer5%
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