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Pivotal Cloud Foundry is #9 ranked solution in PaaS Services. PeerSpot users give Pivotal Cloud Foundry an average rating of 8 out of 10. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure: Pivotal Cloud Foundry vs Microsoft Azure. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a financial services firm, accounting for 27% of all views.
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).

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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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Sr. Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved
Pros and Cons
  • "Stability is not a concern with this product."
  • "The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it."

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider the Pivotal Cloud Foundry is one of the products that we implement for our clients. We help our clients choose solutions that fit their requirements and then we assist with implementation.

What is most valuable?

People like Pivotal Cloud Foundry because it is open-source and it is a cloud-based application.

What needs improvement?

The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it. They can refer to the documentation and YouTube videos, but the navigation is still a concern.

It would be great if the setup and deployment were easier to do.

I would like to see the vendor create hands-on labs that help to give the user experience with the look and feel of the software. This would help them to better navigate the interface when it comes to configuration, management, integrating it with different cloud platforms, and using it.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Pivotal Cloud Foundry for about one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is not a concern with this product. It is pretty much stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. It is suitable for companies of varying sizes and requirements.

How are customer service and technical support?

Our company and team have a great deal of experience, so we do not have to contact support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is a little complex compared to other products.

Many of our deployments are hybrid because our clients do not want to lose their existing infrastructure. On average, it takes one and a half to two hours to deploy, depending on how much troubleshooting we have to do.

What about the implementation team?

We deploy this solution for our clients and sometimes we also manage it.

What other advice do I have?

When we are working with our clients, we start with gathering the requirements and then create a proof of concept. Because we are meeting the requirements, our clients do not complain about this solution.

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to first go through the documentation or do a hands-on lab to learn about the product.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Qazi Kashif Qazi
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
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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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,…

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
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.