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Amazon AWS vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry
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"Macie is great. It is a service that makes recommendations on a data layer for cybersecurity. It is a great service.""One of the most valuable things about it, besides the stability, is that you can forget about infrastructure because you're just doing it on AWS. I remember the times before AWS and other cloud solutions existed, and it was a huge pain to get real hardware, put it inside, configure everything, report everything, and do a scale. It was very, very difficult compared to how it is now. Not even just AWS, but what all these cloud providers are doing, I would say, is a huge advancement in technology.""The features with Amazon AWS that I have found most valuable are its flexibility and high availability. These are the most important and attractive points for me.""The interface of the solution is good.""AWS has large community support.""Very good automation and very stable.""There is no downtime. The solution is reliable.""The services that we are using have frequent updates, at least twice a year. They provide a new version that has more capabilities or features that fit our process and procedures."

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"Pivotal Cloud Foundry is very easy to use compared to other cloud technologies. It has a very good performance.""The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the UI, it is easy to use.""PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.""The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is auto-healing and the plenty of other features that are provided.""The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier."

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"The pricing of AWS is very unclear. They make it quite confusing.""Some services which were easy to use through shortcuts are now more complicated to use.""The price could be better.""The solution could always be further improved on the commercial side of things. Amazon Web Services are not cheap. It would be ideal if it was less expensive for the customer.""AWS support could be better.""One problem is that the AWS public cloud doesn't have shared storage capabilities. The second thing is the cloud performance versus on-prem.""Its subscription model or pricing model is too complex, which should be improved.""The price needs improvement."

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"It is not straightforward to setup.""Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve on the technology it is a bit complex.""The Pivotal Cloud Foundry's initial setup has a learning curve for my team, but it was easy to use.""Pivotal Cloud Foundry is not scalable, infinitely, because when you install it on a set of virtual machines it is very hard to scale. It's easy to scale on an application level, but not it is not similar to if you were using Amazon. Amazon you can scale thousands of applications.""In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
  • "AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced."
  • "Amazon AWS is really cost-effective."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. I believe we are satisfied with the current pricing. Otherwise, we would have switched to another vendor."
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  • "You're paying for the number of virtual machines you want to install in the installation."
  • "The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is based on the customer's requirements. However, the price is comparable to other similar solutions."
  • "The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve. However, in this category of solutions, they are all expensive."
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Web Services, AWS
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    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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    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company14%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise83%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 167 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 5 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "High performance, reliable, and straightforward implementation". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Google App Engine, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Google Cloud, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Google App Engine. See our Amazon AWS vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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