Pivotal Cloud Foundry Overview

Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the #9 ranked solution in our list of PaaS Services. It is most often compared to Microsoft Azure: Pivotal Cloud Foundry vs Microsoft Azure

What is Pivotal Cloud Foundry?

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

Pivotal Cloud Foundry is also known as PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS).

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Pivotal Cloud Foundry Customers

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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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Pivotal Cloud Foundry pricing:
  • "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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Sr. Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved

What is our primary use case?

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 implementation.

Pros and Cons

  • "Stability is not a concern with this product."
  • "The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it."

What other advice do I have?

When we are working with our clients, we start with gathering the requirements and then create a proof of concept. Because we are meeting the requirements, our clients do not complain about this solution. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to first go through the documentation or do a hands-on lab to learn about the product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Qazi Kashif Qazi
Tech Lead at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Good monitoring, easy to deploy, and the technical support is helpful

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is to deploy internal applications to the cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier."
  • "In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Pivotal Cloud Foundry an eight out of ten.
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Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Real User
A solution that offers excellent scalability with easy setup that comes at a reasonable price point

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for deploying web applications manually and connecting with databases.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of the solution is its ability to scale. The services that connect to the database are also very good."
  • "In the next release, they should offer additional applications for the databases, and improve the deployment experience."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
Senior Technology Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Applications run really smoothly and with little downtime

What is our primary use case?

We have 1,000 people using Pivotal across the organization. We are a bank, and therefore a customer of the product.

What is most valuable?

PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.

What needs improvement?

It is not straightforward to setup.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for six months. I am a Senior Technology Specialist.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is terrible. So far we have not been able to scale it up.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have had no direct contact with technical support, and therefore I can't comment on this.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is not straightforward in PCF,…