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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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"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
"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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"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
"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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"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 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.
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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 Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise69%
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OpenShift is ranked 3rd in Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS Clouds) with 4 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS Clouds) with 4 reviews. OpenShift is rated 7.8, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.0. 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, SUSE Cloud Application Platform and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Google App Engine and IBM Public Cloud. See our OpenShift vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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