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We performed a comparison between Google Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two PaaS Clouds solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"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.""For us, the solution is very easy to use. We have the right skillsets for it.""It's available any time you need it.""Google Cloud is easy to use and accessible anywhere.""My customers appreciate all the features that Google Cloud has to offer. They are looking for solutions for computing engines, storage, web hosting, and various other needs. The most useful feature depends on their specific requirements and how they plan to utilize Google Cloud. Each customer has their own unique set of needs and the Google Cloud provides a range of options to meet those needs.""It eliminates capital expenditures and subsequent MNO that we would use to spend on on-prem architectures. That money is funneled towards security and connectivity provisioning.""The solution is fairly easy to deploy.""I have found this solution to be a quick and advanced way to run my models through."

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"The solution is stable and resilient. In our company, we do not even see any challenges with the solution.""The most valuable features of Pivotal Cloud Foundry are its ease of use and the command line interface has the ability to push instances to the cloud easily.""We find its stability and scalability valuable.""It supports CI/CD, and is integrated with the CI/CD very well.""The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the UI, it is easy to use.""The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is auto-healing and the plenty of other features that are provided.""Pivotal Cloud Foundry is very robust, especially for building Java.""It is a scalable product...We are not facing any particular issues since most of the applications in our company are written in Java and .NET."

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"Google Cloud could improve the integration with other solutions.""Google Cloud would benefit from more detailed practical hands-on training especially in your mother tongue, not just English.""I would like to see Google Cloud become more competitive when it comes to price.""Lower pricing would make Google Cloud better.""Microsoft's solution is more common, Google Cloud could improve by being more compatible with different platforms or entities.""The price of the solution could be more transparent.""Google Cloud could improve interoperability with other cloud services.""We'd like the storage to be increased."

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"It should offer more security features.""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.""Regarding the setup phase, every step is a hurdle. With Pivotal Cloud Foundry, I won't get any proper resources for that. Even if I Google it, there is no proper solution for Pivotal Cloud Foundry.""Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve the documentation. They are good, but they could improve more. Additionally, it would be beneficial if there were more use case examples.""There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.""I'd like to see a larger service offering.""Something that can be done better is canary deployment. So, right now, we're using blue-green deployment. The support for canary deployment would be nice."

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  • "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."
  • "Google Cloud could be cheaper."
  • "For the license, we didn't have to pay for any additional fees."
  • "We pay for a license."
  • "This solution is worth the money we are paying. I would rate the pricing a three out of five."
  • "Compared to Azure Cloud, Google Cloud is more expensive but it is okay."
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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."
  • "The pricing is on the higher side and there are cheaper options available."
  • "We do pay for the licensing cost because we have opted for a private cloud setup. So, it is a cloud setup, and we have to make payments based on the cloud size. I do not consider it very costly when comparing it to the market."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Google Meet is simple to use regarding configuration and recording sessions.
    Top Answer:They could integrate artificial intelligence into the applications.
    Top Answer:I use Google Cloud for services like corporate email, data collection, Google Meet, session recording, presentation, and storing important documents in the cloud.
    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:I find the ease of deployment and management of microservices to be the most valuable features. The platform also has good auto-scaling capabilities.
    Top Answer:I would say it is around a nine out of ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive. Just short of Oracle. It's sort of Oracle cloud.
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    Also Known As
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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    Google Cloud is an Infrastructure as a Service Cloud (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution that provides infrastructure tools and services for building applications on top of a public cloud computing platform. As one of the leading global infrastructures, this product allows users to securely manage enterprise data, receive valuable insights, and store documents. Google Cloud provides its various services through tools and services for data warehousing, security key enforcement, application programming interface (API) management, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).

    The use cases of Google Cloud can be divided into four main categories:

    • Big data
    • Compute
    • Services
    • Storage

    The solution is utilized by organizations of all sizes and industries, as it is suitable for the following purposes:

    • Running and building applications: Google Cloud lets businesses run and build their applications anywhere because of its commitment to open-source, hybrid, and multi-cloud. This can accelerate development time as businesses avoid vendor lock-in.

    • Data insight: Google Cloud provides companies with advanced ML and analytics for their data. This can facilitate business decisions and improve work processes, as every team member can have access to data reports via this solution.

    • Security: Utilizing Google's technology, this solution helps users protect and defend their data and applications against threats and harmful activities.

    • Team collaboration: Google Cloud offers companies advanced collaboration features. They can integrate email, chat, video calling, and document collaboration all in one place when using this platform.

    Google Cloud Features

    Google Cloud offers multiple features for its clients. Some of these include:

    • Big data features: The solution offers full big data services through tools such as BigQuery and Google Cloud Dataflow. These tools allow users to process large data queries as well as create, monitor, and receive reports from data processing pipelines.

    • Containers: The solution offers containers, which allow users to speed up deployment and scale applications.

    • Cloud debugger: This feature allows users to debug code during the production process. In this way, businesses are able to locate issues early in the code and fix them before deploying the application.

    • Cloud save: This feature provides the ability to synchronize cloud-stored data across all devices an organization is supporting. Through it, users can save and retrieve information and maintain all data copies up to date.

    • Cloud trace: This Google Cloud feature allows users to detect the reasons for performance bottlenecks and fix the issues. It also provides users with information on the time their product takes to process certain requests, allowing them to follow performance more closely.

    • Hosting features: The solution offers two hosting options. App Engine is the PaaS of Google Cloud and Computes Engine is their IaaS.

    • Load balancing: This feature balances the traffic of multiple compute instances across various geographic regions.

    • Maintenance: Users receive frequent insight into the performance of their applications and through automations, Google Cloud lets them know of any issues that need to be fixed.

    Google Cloud Benefits

    Google Cloud brings various benefits to its users. Some of these include the following:

    • The pricing model of Google Cloud allows users to pay only for the selected features and tools they wish to use, which saves their organizations money.

    • Users can rely on accelerated content delivery through Google Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN).

    • Google Cloud offers a wide variety of tools and libraries, which assist users in the development of cloud applications.

    • The tool has an advanced admin control that allows users to easily add or remove new users and maintain the security of business platforms.

    • Google Cloud offers consulting services whereby experts provide assistance with cloud strategy development.

    • The platform is updated on a frequent basis, which can increase companies' productivity through consistent innovations.

    • Google Cloud offers remote access from anywhere at all times via Google's web applications.

    • The solution reduces the risks of data breaches as it offers minimal storage of offline data.

    • Users can expect support not only from the platform but from the growing online community as well, where their questions can be answered in a timely manner.

    • The product provides detailed documentation for its clients, allowing them to benefit from tutorials and other samples, in order to learn to work with it in the most efficient way.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Isuru P., an assistant vice president at a tech services company, likes Google Cloud because it is easy to deploy next-generation applications using it.

    An IT solutions consultant at a tech services company rates Google Cloud highly because they find the solution stable with a good user experience and a straightforward setup.

    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
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Educational Organization9%
    Educational Organization45%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Financial Services Firm56%
    Printing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm37%
    Manufacturing Company21%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise48%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise86%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    November 2023
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    Google Cloud is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 48 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 11 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.2, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "Fair pricing and an easy setup with good online tutorials". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "Reliable and supports CI/CD but migrations are difficult". Google Cloud is most compared with Linode, Oracle Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud, OpenShift and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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