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Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry
July 2022
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"Google Cloud has low downtime.""The solution is fairly easy to deploy.""You can just connect and start using it through a browser within a few minutes.""It's available any time you need it.""I like that it is simple to use.""Good storage and ease of access.""It didn't take long to get everything set up and understand what was going on. Things are pretty clear.""I haven't had any trouble setting up Google Cloud."

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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.""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."

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"Microsoft's solution is more common, Google Cloud could improve by being more compatible with different platforms or entities.""The solution could be cheaper.""Security features could be improved.""There are issues with stability.""Google Cloud would benefit from more detailed practical hands-on training especially in your mother tongue, not just English.""Could provide more services.""I feel that the Google product is incomplete with regard to internal communications. It is an area that needs some improvement.""I consider Azure more secure than Google and Amazon because of all its certifications, but Google is secure enough and improving."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The best part of Google Cloud is that it is cheaper than the competitors."
  • "The licensing cost is based on the capacity we use."
  • "It's not really an expensive solution, but it would be better if there were more flexibility in the pricing model."
  • "I am not familiar with the pricing, but I would guess that it is probably cheaper than Microsoft Suite"
  • "It has a monthly subscription. The customers pay based on the usage."
  • "Pricing is high compared to other solutions."
  • "Licensing fees are paid monthly."
  • "Google Cloud should be divided into modules so that users can buy which module will satisfy them. The overall price of Google Cloud should be reduced, Microsoft is a little bit cheaper. However, if Google divided the cloud offering it would be better. For example, if someone wants to use only for OneDrive they should be able to purchase the service separately, it would reduce the price. There is a license required to use this solution for enterprises. There is a free account, which the users can increase the size of the space. Google cloud is used in most Android Mobile device operating systems."
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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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's easy to deploy next-generation applications on Google Cloud. Customers can also use various cloud tools to optimize their operations and generate more insights to do business much smarter.
    Top Answer:Cloud vendors can't afford to have data centers all across the world because of the economics of scale and the size of markets. That is one reason that some customers don't get onto the cloud. Another… more »
    Top Answer:When you push your networking, storage, and other infrastructure from on-premise to the cloud, you can let go of your on-premise real estate and shift the burden back onto the cloud vendor. Google… more »
    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.
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    Also Known As
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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    Build scalable apps. Use Google's global, reliable infrastructure. Securely manage enterprise data. Get insights from data faster. Whatever you're solving for, Google Cloud can help.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
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    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
    Computer Software Company13%
    Educational Organization13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise83%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 25 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.2, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "A robust, storage and document sharing solution that is easy to use and access". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "High performance, reliable, and straightforward implementation". Google Cloud is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud, Linode and SAP S4HANA on AWS, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, OpenShift, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Google App Engine. See our Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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