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Pivotal Cloud Foundry is #8 ranked solution in PaaS Services. PeerSpot users give Pivotal Cloud Foundry an average rating of 7.8 out of 10. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure: Pivotal Cloud Foundry vs Microsoft Azure. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 84% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a financial services firm, accounting for 33% of all views.
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What is Pivotal Cloud Foundry?

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

Pivotal Cloud Foundry was previously known as PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS).

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Customers

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

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What users are saying about Pivotal Cloud Foundry pricing:
  • "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."
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    Owner/Full Stack Software Engineer at Maraphonic, Inc.
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    High performance, reliable, and straightforward implementation
    Pros and Cons
    • "Pivotal Cloud Foundry is very easy to use compared to other cloud technologies. It has a very good performance."
    • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a microservice architecture for enterprises.

    What is most valuable?

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

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is good, I never had any issues.

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    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    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.

    We had one installation of Pivotal Cloud Foundry that had a team of approximately 1,000 using it. Pivotal Cloud Foundry runs hundreds of applications and hundreds of microservices and it is divided into organizations, and sub-organizations.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have not used technical support.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a platform as a service. If you compare it to other cloud providers, such as Amazon, Google, or Microsoft, they're providing the full spectrum of infrastructure as a service, specifically focused on a platform as a service. It allows developers to concentrate on development and use only one command CF push and deploy the application on the cloud.

    How was the initial setup?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is easy to install. It is relatively easy to install in a data center. We use a BOSH software, which allows us to install the Pivotal Cloud Foundry on multiple systems and virtual machines.

    What about the implementation team?

    We have a few people who maintain Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Each developer can log in and look at the dashboard and see how many instances are running and they can kill any instance, redeploy, deploy, create organizations, and create spaces in organizations to create a hierarchical division.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    You're paying for the number of virtual machines you want to install in the installation.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I have evaluated Kubernetes and it is nice. It's a container orchestration tool. However, it is very hard to manage.

    What other advice do I have?

    What I saw recently was two big companies, trying to move from the PC to the cloud. They bought Pivotal Cloud Foundry and they are using it on a hybrid cloud. For example, they have two data centers and there are two installations of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry in each data center and they deploy microservices to each data center. They use external Amazon AWS to load balance. However, for some reason, the tendency right now for companies is to move to the Red Hat OpenShift, which is a commercial version of Kubernetes.

    I rate Pivotal Cloud Foundry a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Stephen  Hack - PeerSpot reviewer
    Web App developer at FDIC
    Real User
    Easy to use, simple to sign-in, but lacking graphical interface
    Pros and Cons
    • "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."
    • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is used as a cloud platform.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry has helped our organization by the way we've set it up, it's easy to sign in, bind services, push services, and create YAML files.

    What is most valuable?

    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. 

    What needs improvement?

    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.

    In a future release, it could be helpful to have a graphical interface rather than only the command line interface.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for approximately three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is good.

    We have two people using the solution in my company.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have not used the support from Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I have previously used Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Heroku.

    I would prefer to use Amazon AWS or Google Cloud Platform rather than Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is straightforward.

    What about the implementation team?

    We had an in-house deployment of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

    What was our ROI?

    This ROI from using Pivotal Cloud Foundry would depend on the organization using it.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    There were solutions that were evaluated but the choice of solution to use was the governments that I worked for.

    What other advice do I have?

    My advice to others is to make sure Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the right solution for them. It could be the case where Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS would be better.

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    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Other
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    Qazi Kashif Qazi - PeerSpot reviewer
    Tech Lead at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Good monitoring, easy to deploy, and the technical support is helpful
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier."
    • "In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools."

    What is our primary use case?

    The primary use case of this solution is to deploy internal applications to the cloud.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are the monitoring and that the deployment is easier.

    What needs improvement?

    Having support for other integrated tools, such as Kubernetes, would be useful.

    The interface is okay, but it's not that advanced. It could be improved.

    The initial setup could be simplified.

    In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools. For example, it should be easy to integrate with Kubernetes.

    It would also be helpful to have a notification for when you are using other applications that require specific hardware. For example, when you are running your application, to have it say that it should be running on this port for the node on the cloud.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for more than two years.

    We are using the latest version.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It's a stable product.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is scalable.  

    We have approximately three users using this solution in our organization.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The technical support was helpful.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup was not easy, it was a bit complex.

    What about the implementation team?

    We did not use a vendor team. The implementation was completed in-house.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Another department handles this. I don't have any knowledge of pricing and licenses.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

    I would rate Pivotal Cloud Foundry an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Easy to use UI, reliable, but implementation could be easier
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the UI, it is easy to use."
    • "The Pivotal Cloud Foundry's initial setup has a learning curve for my team, but it was easy to use."

    What is our primary use case?

    I use the Pivotal Cloud Foundry mainly in the financial services space and the solution is used for shifting your on-premise work to the cloud. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the UI, it is easy to use.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for approximately one year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is good for our usage. Our workloads were not very intense and were average. We did have multiple applications being used but the transaction volume was not very high.

    We have administrator, and development users using the solution. We have 50 to 100 users using it.

    How was the initial setup?

    The Pivotal Cloud Foundry's initial setup has a learning curve for my team, but it was easy to use.

    What about the implementation team?

    We outsourced the maintenance of Pivotal Cloud Foundry to a partner.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is based on the customer's requirements. However, the price is comparable to other similar solutions.

    The price for cloud providers can be a big difference when picking the best provider for Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

    What other advice do I have?

    My advice to others is they should evaluate Pivotal Cloud Foundry to see if it fits their needs. It's comparable to some of the better-known names. From an acceptance point of view, I think it has lower adoption, but people should explore this further.

    I rate Pivotal Cloud Foundry seven out of ten.

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    BalakrishnanS - PeerSpot reviewer
    Engeener at Dell EMC
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Useful auto-scaling, plenty of features, and responsive support

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for a banking solution.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is auto-healing and the plenty of other features that are provided.

    What needs improvement?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve on the technology it is a bit complex.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for approximately two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is good.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Our entire team is using Pivotal Cloud Foundry which is part of EMC.

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is scalable.

    How are customer service and support?

    The support from Pivotal Cloud Foundry is good, they are responsive.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is complicated. However, we made it easy by automating it. It took us approximately one week to complete.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve. However, in this category of solutions, they are all expensive.

    What other advice do I have?

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a good solution and if their budget allows it, they should use it.

    I rate Pivotal Cloud Foundry an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Senior Technology Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Applications run really smoothly and with little downtime

    What is our primary use case?

    We have 1,000 people using Pivotal across the organization. We are a bank, and therefore a customer of the product.

    What is most valuable?

    PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.

    What needs improvement?

    It is not straightforward to setup.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using Pivotal Cloud Foundry for six months. I am a Senior Technology Specialist.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Scalability is terrible. So far we have not been able to scale it up.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have had no direct contact with technical support, and therefore I can't comment on this.

    How was the initial setup?

    The setup is not straightforward in PCF, there's a lot of configuration. It takes a lot of time to connect to third-party applications and it is a complex process.

    What about the implementation team?

    We implemented the product in-house.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend the product to other users, and I would rate it 8 out of 10.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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