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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The product has a lot of new functionality.""The solution can scale quite well.""The performance of AWS is excellent.""The solution scales very nicely.""I like the flexibility of this solution.""Very good automation and very stable.""The solution can scale well.""The most valuable feature is scalability, as it is very easy to scale."

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

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Cons
"They should really consolidate and make things simpler rather than offer you hundreds of random options. The way everything is arranged really forces users to figure out everything on their own and then, on top of that, to calculate the total costs. There's an infinite number of combinations even just with cost calculations. It's just too much.""As a result of the competency, I believe that most people are now leaning toward Azure rather than AWS.""Some features may be better in Azure or some other portal. AWS could add some of those features.""The dashboard and interface need improvement.""A person with no AWS experience might find it overwhelming at first.""Some extensions are better than others.""I'm not an expert on the product, but if I had to suggest one improvement, I know a feature that would allow a person to backup his on-premise solution to the cloud directly with one click would be useful. This solution should be agnostic because sometimes a product that was backed up with Veeam is highly compatible with Commvault. I think it would be better if these backup features were agnostic. Viewing a build could also be improved. It's not easy to follow up on your consumption and see how much you're paying and how much you will be paying. Viewing the build could be more clear.""They can launch the Oracle service in Azure, and we expect that this should be possible in Amazon AWS as well."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
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    Amazon Web Services, AWS
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    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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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Computer Software Company22%
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    Large Enterprise39%
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 152 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". 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". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Google App Engine, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Google Cloud and Google App Engine. See our Amazon AWS vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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