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Cloud Foundry
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2011
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San Francisco, CA
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"streamlined Application Deployment"

What do you like best?

I really like the fact that as a developer I don't need to be concerned with server procurement, configuration, nor maintenance. The engineers in our cloud team empower developers by streamlining our deployments on our schedules. With Cloud Foundry, I simply focus on creating application and I'm not bogged down in worrying about infrastructure.

What do you dislike?

The documentation isn't as clear or comprehensive as I'd like it to be. I know this is always a challenge and on the more popular build paths, it's better. Also, I wish there was a larger community/user base. I recently had an issue with a less popular buildpack - at least in our organization. I found the information I needed eventually, but what was on the Cloud Foundry website could have been clearer. Had there been more examples in this particular case, or had someone else posted something on the net about what I was trying to do, I would have been able to get up and running faster.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're looking for a PaaS solution for enabling your developers to easily deploy their applications, and maximize your system administration efforts, make sure to consider Cloud Foundry. From a developer's point of view it allows me to be more effective because I can spend less time messing about with infrastructure and more time producing software. I believe it would also improve the efficiency of your system administration staff.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Cloud Foundry to empower development teams to deploy to our cloud. Cloud Foundry not only enable us to deploy software, but it provides us flexibility in what languages and tooling we use.

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"I am a contributor and user"

What do you like best?

Simplicity - quite easy to get started with for web applications

Flexibility - Fits extremely well into an agile software dev process of frequent releases. Deployments can be easily automated with CI/CD systems.

What do you dislike?

No free options like Heroku for tinkering around.

Setting up CF as an operator is not trivial

Recommendations to others considering the product:

PaaS drastically improves software development and deployment.

You should figure out which PaaS makes sense for you and your needs - one that is running on the public cloud and self serve ( Heroku/ AWS ) or an on prem/hybrid solution ( CF ).

The decision is based on cost, # of apps, team size, etc.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The critical business problem is being able to continuously and frequently improve software applications to reflect changing/evolving customer needs.

Cloud Foundry makes deployment a zero day effort and reduces the bus factor which occur in snow flake deployments.

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"Cloud Foundry a great way to find PaaS bliss"

What do you like best?

Cloud Foundry is a true PaaS. I consider a true PaaS as a platform that allows for full management of an application as opposed to some VM pattern provisioning solutions. An application in CF can be deleted, renamed, updated, rerouted, etc.

I also like the IaaS agnostic ness of CF. We have deployments using vSphere for our in house data center as well as AWS and will probably have a deployment in Azure in the future. It is great when you have a platform that can move with the needs of an organization.

Cloud Foundry is open source. Allowing for more extensibility options when necessary and very important for debugging.

What do you dislike?

Docker support is taking a long time to develop.

Request Routing and Layer 4 Routing could use some work though those features are coming and improving.

Application problem diagnostic tools need some improvement (Debugging, console, ssh, etc). The platform has good logging but not much beyond that.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If looking for a PaaS you cannot go wrong with Cloud Foundry.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development teams are much more empowered with Cloud Foundry. Application environments are deployed in minutes freeing development to focus more of features than infrastructure.

Flexibility in deployment is also very powerful for production problem debugging.

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"CloudFoundry for microservices in a greenfield project developed by a distributed team"

What do you like best?

Automation capabilities

zero downtime deployments

configuration capabilities together with spring cloud

less system maintainance

Scalability support

What do you dislike?

Hard to achieve reproducible builds (will change in future versions is cf)

Deep understanding of cf in case of emergency

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We achieved Continous Deployments of different stages from day one.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DevOps - Developers can automate everything to achieve Continuous Delivery

Distributed System - implemented as microservices (we are a distributed team, with different release cycles)

support of different programming languages

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"PaaS with no limitations"

What do you like best?

Cloud Foundry offers a broad range of application services provides a choice of clouds. It has been adopted by some of the thought leaders across the world. With its broad vision and fast development, it can be a great platform by choice to the newer companies who want to migrate to cloud.

What do you dislike?

Cloud Foundry should improve upon the following:

1. Make it more friendly to business users. Currently it is very focused on engineers and some business person looking for a flexible cloud solution may find it tough to understand the deep technical jargon that the website carries.

2. Do more marketing, so that it becomes popular. Very few followers and limited awareness in the field might hurt Cloud Foundry in the long run.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted more than the commoditized PaaS solutions (AWS, Azure). We also wanted rapid development and customization. While we have not fully realized the customization that we wanted, Cloud Foundry has certainly delivered on the other two aspects, namely, rapid development and the more than standard Cloud capabilities in its platform.

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"Cloud Foundry"

What do you like best?

Ease of use of deploying applications and services using BOSH, great integration with ansible playbook, ability to scale using DEA's and high availability of core Cloud Foundry services to provide high resiliency and redundancy. Cloud Foundry works very well in both a hosted or on-prem solution and working with multiple environments. The release schedule gives a very fast response to bugs or features provided to the open source community.

What do you dislike?

Ability to assign applications and services to dedicated DEA's to ensure spread across specific hypervisors. Initial set up of manifest files can be time consuming and the automated tools are not production ready

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running Cloud Foundry on Openstack, ability to deploy a standardized platform as a service across both private and public cloud. Gives greater flexibility on scaling applications and providing near 99.9% uptime of applications and services.

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"[y]aaS is a multi tenant cloud platform which is based on a micro service architecture running on CF"

What do you like best?

The way we can integrate backing servies through BOSH and the way developers can interact with their own deployment (CF CLI).

What do you dislike?

The API is often slower then expected. I know the v3 is coming and I hope it will expose more features. It is sometime difficult to reach the proper metrics inside the core at the moment.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

More you use it, more you tune it better and make it THE PaaS of the century!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

[y]aaS became the frontrunner for SAP’s HCP Industry Cloud powered by Cloud Foundry.

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"Great, multi tenant PaaS with steep(but quite short) learning curve for admins."

What do you like best?

Solid scalable multi tenant PaaS with great deployment stratergy.

What do you dislike?

Quite complicated to setup initially, requires a lot of HW.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mailing lists are good resource, Docker based PaaS is great if you need something small and simple, beyond a couple of teams CF provides great value.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have standardised on a single deployment scenario for all online applications, no more snowflakes, reduced TTM to a few minutes from weeks. Self service.

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"CloudFoundry for Enterprise"

What do you like best?

The ease of blue-green deploy, very easy to run two different versions and switch over with 0 downtime.

What do you dislike?

It requires a lot of VMs to run it, you can't run a small version on 2 or 3 VMs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They need to have a good platform to install on, Amazon or VMWare are the best choices. You need to be prepared to install a lot of items over the course of a whole day on many VMs. Prepare 20+ VMs of decent size if you wish to have a good environment.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast iteration of development and rapid deployment to multiple platforms.

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"easier tool"

What do you like best?

Ease of use of deploying applications and services, Cloud Foundry works very well in both a hosted or on-prem solution and working with multiple environments. The release schedule gives a very fast response to bugs or features provided to the open source community.

This tool will make your life so much easier.

for developer the command line utilities make pushing an application really easy

What do you dislike?

Limited training avaiable to learn how to install and configure open source cloud foundry in large scale.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to scale up and down based on application load.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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"Overall good performance"

What do you like best?

Easy and fast self-service deployment for developers and cloud operators , Wide assortment of languages, Web frameworks, and databases available and supported.

What do you dislike?

Limited to applications that run on Ubuntu Linux, unless you use the Uhuru Windows version of Cloud Foundry, which we have not reviewed.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing much as yet...

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"Developer"

What do you like best?

Cloud Foundry is well integrated in SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit

What do you dislike?

Cloud Foundry, even if well integrated in SAP Cloud Platform, is not so easy to use it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using Cloud Foundry in in trial mode in SAP Cloud Platform

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"Economy compared to data centers"

What do you like best?

Technical and coding insights given in meetup and the best place for networking for jobs

What do you dislike?

Very few webinars for people to find who are living very far

Recommendations to others considering the product:

More webinars

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The major problem is scalability which the cloud found art has helped us solve through virtual machines

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"cf on openstack"

What do you like best?

Easy to configure and get started on an openstack cloud

What do you dislike?

some restrictions and limitations on the choices

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development environments being handled easier and being homogeneous

Cloud Foundry User Ratings

8.2
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
7.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.0*
6.9
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.1*
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