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Pros
"Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself.""I've found that all of the features are valuable, especially the shared drive and the ability for multiple people to use their documents at the same time.""It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful."

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"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.""Pivotal Cloud Foundry is very easy to use compared to other cloud technologies. It has a very good performance."

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Cons
"I think there's still a lot that can be done with Google Meet and the video conferencing part of it. It could be more dynamic in terms of what can be done with it.""I would like a simpler deployment tool on laptops. It is a bit complicated at the moment. We know how to do it, but it could be easier to deploy it on laptops.""The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."

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"In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools.""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.""It is not straightforward to setup."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay the license yearly. It's about $6 a month, which is $72 a year per person, so it's about $500."
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  • "You're paying for the number of virtual machines you want to install in the installation."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful.
    Top Answer:We pay the license yearly. It's about $6 a month, which is $72 a year per person, so it's about $500. I would give the pricing a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. The pricing is really not bad. The kill is that… more »
    Top Answer:I would like a simpler deployment tool on laptops. It is a bit complicated at the moment. We know how to do it, but it could be easier to deploy it on laptops.
    Top Answer:Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database… more »
    Top Answer:Pivotal Cloud Foundry is very easy to use compared to other cloud technologies. It has a very good performance.
    Top Answer:You're paying for the number of virtual machines you want to install in the installation.
    Ranking
    13th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    4,928
    Comparisons
    4,201
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    281
    Rating
    8.0
    10th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    16,510
    Comparisons
    13,121
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    359
    Rating
    8.3
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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    Overview

    Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.

    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
    Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
    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
    Media Company29%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Non Profit14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise82%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google App Engine vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google App Engine is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 8.0, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Shared drive allows for communication, collaboration, and documentation in our company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "High performance, reliable, and straightforward implementation". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Heroku, Amazon Lightsail and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, OpenShift, Google Cloud and Heroku. See our Google App Engine vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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