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What is Pivotal Cloud Foundry?

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is 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.

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"Easy and most reliable product to use"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, need not worry about the Infrastructure ,scaling from developer stand point. Automation makes developer life easy and need to worry about the code.

Easy to deploy, scale applications in PCF. Need not worry about the infrastructure related changes like patching,upgrade by the developer these makes developer life easier.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in specific , cost for individual contributor should be less.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your looking at PaaS product PCF is a great software to use which easy your issues faced

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

Developing applications in PCF this will have developer not worry about infrastructure related issues.

Scaling of applications is automated, it can scale vertical and horizontal whenever it is needed. Microservices architecture is archived through this.

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"Most mature PaaS available"

What do you like best?

Mature supporting technologies on which the product is built

Very easy to instantiate applications as long as a proper buildpack exists

Consistent app deployment across public and private infrastructure

Extensive community of developers

Integration with CI/D development tools

What do you dislike?

Technology lock-in...CF (Pivotal) is largely determining the components you must use in the PaaS

Looking to see how a dev workflow using Docker will integrated (i.e., artifact == code or container?)

Steep learning curve for on-prem deployment

Resource intensive (requires 12 VMs or instances to get running, more for multiple AZs)

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

As an organization Nebulaworks started working with the CF bits in late '13. We help people make a transition to DevOps, and CF is one tool which we use to accomplish these initiatives. While CF is an interesting concept, it may not be a fit for all organizations who are looking to move to distributed application development and delivery. We recommend taking a strong look at other PaaS offerings which are integrating natively with a Docker workflow, including Deis, and the upcoming v3 release of OpenShift, or building the tooling with orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes and/or Mesos.

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"Very flexible PaaS solution; the sky is the limit!"

What do you like best?

- Cloud Foundry is proven technology (Pivotal Web Services offers it hosted).

- The source code is open source on Github.

- Cloud Foundry operates independent of the IaaS/Infrastructure, so you can either set it up in the Cloud (IaaS) or on your own hardware.

- The Buildpacks offer unlimited options in terms of what to host there, and it is really easy to write them and/or extend them.

- Service Brokers are very easy to write.

- The command line utilities make pushing an application really easy (for the Developers).

What do you dislike?

- Installation on own infrastructure (with BOSH) is kinda hard to debug if it doesn't work.

- The custom installation is very bare minimum (no admin dashboard or user dashboard at all).

- Not many people seem to do custom installations yet, there is not much support or information available issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- Learn about BOSH/Terraform before trying to do a custom setup/installation.

- Play around with Pivotal Web Services first, to find out if Cloud Foundry offers what you want.

- Look through Github issues and/or Cloud Foundry mailing lists if you have issues (and make sure to contribute there if you fix them).

- If you don't want to test it on your own infrastructure right away, try it on an IaaS provider first (such as Amazon Web Services).

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

We are looking to see if switching the infrastructure to a PaaS solution such as Cloud Foundry would benefit us.

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"PCF"

What do you like best?

Can navigate easily. Clean. Simple. Up to date.

What do you dislike?

Viewing logs is difficult. They can be cut off if they are many of them and there needs to be a more efficient way to view all logs. Can take awhile to load screens.

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

Moving mainframe functionality to micro services. Cheaper and faster solution that’s newer and more widely adapted.

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"PCF - Easy introduction to cloud for very simple programs"

What do you like best?

It's fairly easy to get started and deploy a very basic app.

What do you dislike?

There is not enough documentation for specific cases and the tool does not have enough automatic adaptability for more complicated programs. It requires too much manual configuration and re-coding.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend AWS first. If this is not an option, then PCF is a reasonable replacement for very simple applications.

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

We are deploying a java webapp to the cloud. There aren't any benefits that PCF provides over AWS, except that the federal agency we are working with approves PCF.

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"New User and Loving It"

What do you like best?

1. Ease of use

2. Supports wide range of technologies

3. Deployment flexibility based on your needs

4. Perfect tool to be part of your CI pipeline and Agile methodology

What do you dislike?

1. Heard initial setup was a pain

2. Expensive; would prefer a free version for small subset of features

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are moving towards Continuous Improvement/Deployment and planning to have a PaaS service, then CF is the way to go.

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

Reducing overhead and red-tape by moving to CF, and keep up with the DevOps world of faster deployments and test & learn

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"Cloud Foundry - App platform of the future"

What do you like best?

Cloud Foundry has a number features that make it a great fit for teams that are looking to get out of the VM provisioning business and focus on delivering business functionality faster. The REST interface to the Cloud Controller is a great productivity enhancer. The concept of buildpacks, and the ability to extend them, is a another great feature of the product.

What do you dislike?

Cloud Foundry is too sensitive to changes in the underlying IaaS, which can make the system unstable and sometimes require a total reinstall.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't make this just a technology buy. Make sure to understand your CI/CD strategy as well.

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

Helping customers realize their Continuous Delivery goals. One benefit that was realized was the ability to build compelling dashboards on top of the Cloud Controller API.

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"Hard to implement, but easy to use"

What do you like best?

Developer's independence to develop microservice applications in any language and framework

Relatively easy to create custom buildpacks and services.

Support for vSphere and Openstack

Applications are portable without any changes in both private cloud foundry and public such PWS.

What do you dislike?

There should be a easier way to create and maintain BOSH deployment manifest file.

Limited/no training avaiable to learn how to install and configure open source cloud foundry in large scale.

But documentation is pretty good.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take to slow. Deploy new / non critical applications first. then apply lessons learn in migrating existing monolithic applications

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

Zero downtime blue/green deployments will be a huge benefit.

Easy to scale up and down based on application load.

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"Cloud Foundry brings polish to PaaS and brings an extreme velocity"

What do you like best?

Elastic Runtime runs applications in packages called "droplets".

Wide assortment of languages, Web frameworks, and databases available and supported.

Easy and fast self-service deployment for developers and cloud operators.

Application container, service, and node health are all monitored and automatically restarted if not in the expected state.

Big data and mobile services are supported in the PaaS.

Can deploy from the command line, Eclipse, Spring Tools Suite, Maven, and Gradle.

Cloud Foundry, free open source; Pivotal Web Services.

What do you dislike?

It show unmistakable signs of the politicians inhabiting the standards functions of its primary members: EMC, HP, IBM, Pivotal, Rackspace, SAP, and VMware.

Any programs the foundation conceives will need to satisfy the trademark license offered by its owner. Activities that appear to detract from those plans will be vetoed.

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

I am using it for learning purpose.

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"Great paltform as a service tool"

What do you like best?

a) easy configuration and setup

b) developer need not to worry about infrastructure. can setup

c) spring boot based micro services

d) provide various services like rabbit mq, redis etc.

What do you dislike?

its great from developer point of view. its little costly in production .

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

I use PCF to build healthcare based applications. java micro services are deployed.

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"A developers dream"

What do you like best?

I really like the ease of use that comes with using Cloud Foundry. No more tickets to a helpdesk and no more waiting. You can get what ever you need at once.

What do you dislike?

It took them a while to complete the transition from VMware to Pivotal, and the open source support during that time was abysmal.

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

Getting engineers the resources they need to develop application without being stuck waiting for operations to set things up. Cut down time it takes to get a new project started.

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"Architecting/Configuring/Managing Pivotal Cloud Foundry"

What do you like best?

Play around with Pivotal Web Services first, to find out Cloud is compatible for any Applications.

Running Pivotal Cloud Foundry on vSphere, ability to deploy a standardized platform as a service across private and semi public cloud. Gives greater,

Development teams are much more empowered with Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Application environments are deployed in minutes freeing development to focus more...

What do you dislike?

Audit was built properly

poor Backups and Restore

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

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"I have used in my professional development work"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use

Has many features

Easy to deploy applications

Little code change is needed

Supports many different languages

Has good security and org structure

What do you dislike?

Lack of support for JNDI

Need to have better documentation

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider trying public cloud foundry first before thinking about private one

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

Able to perform proofs of concepts for our mobile applicaton

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"Pivotal cloud Foundry"

What do you like best?

Best suited for hybrid cloud implementations. We are currently using it for on-prem and AWS cloud deployments.

What do you dislike?

There is a huge learning curve associated with Cloud Foundry itself not specific to Pivotal cloud foundry.

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

Auto scaling and cross cloud deployment functionality.

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"Cf review"

What do you like best?

Easy to implement PaaS and pivotal is partnered with CF, which increased the visibility of their products to build the applications without hassle.

What do you dislike?

To my knowledge CF is highly used when compared to AWS and Azure,

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

- CI and CDD

- To Market products faster

Pivotal Cloud Foundry User Ratings

7.9
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
7.8
Quality of Support
Average: 8.0*
6.4
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Average: 8.1*
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