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"Excellent technical support."

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"The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier.""Stability is not a concern with this product.""PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime."

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"lacking in multi-cloud management."

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"It is not straightforward to setup.""In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools.""The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it."

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Excellent technical support.
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From a technical perspective, there are some things lacking including some defects around multi-cloud management. If you install a second one, you cannot manage both of them from one dashboard. That's… more »
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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 »
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Also Known As
PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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IBM Cloud Private is a private cloud platform for developing and running workloads locally. It is an integrated environment that enables you to design, develop, deploy and manage on-premises, containerized cloud applications behind your firewall. It includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console and monitoring frameworks.

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
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
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 Company31%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company5%
Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
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IBM Cloud Private is ranked 15th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. IBM Cloud Private is rated 7.0, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Private writes "Beneficial for compliance issues, great support; there are defects around multi-cloud management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved". IBM Cloud Private is most compared with OpenShift, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Amazon AWS, Amazon Lightsail and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Salesforce Platform.

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