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Find out what your peers are saying about OpenShift vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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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).""The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications.""Provides support throughout the whole platform.""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."

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"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
"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."

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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, I would like to see easy integration with external tools.""It is not straightforward to setup."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: I'd like to see support for more than one server, a mobile user registry. With that, you could divide it more granulary for development and render for testing and using different IDs.
Top Answer: I have used OpenShift in two companies. My earlier company was using a CI/CD pipeline. I customized the CI/CD pipeline in Java and then in Jenkins. We used it to deploy applications in different… more »
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.
Ranking
6th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
25,198
Comparisons
21,272
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
622
Rating
7.8
9th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
16,310
Comparisons
12,756
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
324
Rating
8.0
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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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Sample Customers
UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
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
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company25%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm15%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise63%
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Find out what your peers are saying about OpenShift vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,114 professionals have used our research since 2012.

OpenShift is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. OpenShift is rated 7.8, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. 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". 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". OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform and SUSE Cloud Application Platform, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Google Cloud and Google App Engine. See our OpenShift vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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