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OpenShift vs. Salesforce Platform
July 2022
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"The developers seem to like the source-to-image feature. That makes it easy for them to deploy an application from code into containers, so they don't have to think about things. They take it straight from their code into a containerized application. If you don't have OpenShift, you have to build the container and then deploy the container to, say, EKS or something like that.""The stability has been good.""Provides support throughout the whole platform.""The scalability of OpenShift combined with Kubernetes is good. At least from the software standpoint, it becomes quite easy to handle the scalability through configuration. You need to constantly monitor the underlying infrastructure and ensure that it has adequate provisioning. If you have enough infrastructure, then managing the scalability is quite easy which is done through configuration.""The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application.""The initial setup is simple, and OpenShift is open-source, so it's easy to install on any cloud platform.""The company had a product called device financing, where the company worked as a partner with Google. It allowed customers to take mobile phones on loan or via credit. When we migrated those services to OpenShift in February last year, we were able to sell over 100,000 devices in a single day, which was very good.""The most valuable feature of OpenShift is the containers."

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"One of the main features of the solution is it is flexible.""The process and the workflows are amazing.""It is a fairly useful and user-friendly tool for salespersons. It is very extensive and flexible. You can customize it for your needs, and you can use whatever you want. I like Salesforce.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the unit coordination between sales and marketing when it comes to lead management.""The standard sales and marketing tools that Salesforce provides on the platform are the most valuable.""Salesforce is a phenomenal application. It's very diverse.""We use this solution to track customer activities, opportunities and contact information.""The queue management of the solution is its most valuable aspect."

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"We need some kind of a multi-cluster management solution from the Red Hat site.""The whole area around the hybrid cloud could be improved. I would like to deploy a Red Hat OpenShift cluster on-premise and on the cloud, then have Red Hat do the entire hybrid cloud management.""Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift.""OpenShift could be improved if it were more accessible for smaller budgets.""OpenShift can improve monitoring. Sometimes there are issues. Additionally, the solution could benefit from protective tools if something was to happen in our network.""The software-defined networking part of it caused us quite a bit of heartburn. We ran into a lot of problems with the difference between on-prem and cloud, where we had to make quite a number of modifications... They've since resolved it, so it's not really an issue anymore.""OpenShift's storage management could be better.""The solution only offers support for one server."

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"Although the platform is already set up for you, there's a lot of customization that needs to be done, especially for any new component we start using. For whatever solution we wanted, we had to think for ourselves and design it all on our own. And, unfortunately, there were some components that were not really mature in the beginning, like Tableau for example.""When it switched to lightning, it threw me for a loop. When they changed the look and feel, I had a hard time finding things and doing what I used to do.""Salesforce is incredibly slow. It was difficult to run live sales calls and leveraging Salesforce at the same time.""Pricing is the biggest factor. The cost right now is too high and I've had a lot of clients leave.""Salesforce's mobile app could be better. Also, it could integrate more seamlessly with Gmail.""I have found it takes an exceedingly long time to put opportunities or clients in the system. If I have an opportunity that I need to put in the system it could take approximately 10 minutes. This is a lot of time when you have multiple opportunities to put in. There are other tasks to do that are required by supervisors, such as forecasts. What I have done to save time is I did not input as much detail as I could have because I knew it was going to take me an hour to get five leads in.""The solution is a bit expensive.""Technical support could be a bit faster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."
  • "We had a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) license for all our servers' operating systems. By having multiple Red Hat products together, you can negotiate costs and leverage on having a sort of enterprise license agreement to reduce the overall outlay or TCO."
  • "Pricing of OpenShift depends on the number of nodes and who is hosting it."
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  • "The licensing is per user per month, which we took out a contract on a long time back. It's really an okay price for what solutions are available and for how many features and what kind of functionality you get."
  • "The solution is a bit expensive."
  • "It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis."
  • "It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I have heard that it is fairly priced. It offers ROI."
  • "It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "It is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Open Shift makes managing infrastructure easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling. There is also a wonderful dashboard mechanism to alert us in case the application is over-committing or is… 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:The most valuable feature of OpenShift is the containers.
    Top Answer: I think it depends on your use case. If your organization uses Microsoft Enterprise products, PowerApps will work better in your environment. Similarly, if you have a Salesforce integration in… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform is not easy or intuitive to deploy. The difficulty will be impacted by the type of application that you are trying to use the platform to build. Organizations that… more »
    Top Answer:Our primary goal in the Salesforce App Cloud is to deliver the certificates I personalize based on the information in the company’s system.
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    Also Known As
    Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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    Overview

    OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

    The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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    Sample Customers
    UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Non Profit6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    OpenShift vs. Salesforce Platform
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about OpenShift vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    OpenShift is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 50 reviews. OpenShift is rated 8.0, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of OpenShift writes "Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Makes it easy to keep up with everything, close pending deals, and keep things organized". OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Application Container Cloud Service, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow and Appian. See our OpenShift vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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