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"It is easy to use and has a very familiar interface.""Simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer.""I like that it is simple to use.""I like it because it's convenient. Google Cloud is also stable and scalable. The technical support is good as well.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""The most useful feature of Google Cloud is that it's basically completely managed or fully managed. There is no administration or maintenance needed from the user, and it's very simple to use.""It is stable. It is easy to learn and very straightforward.""It's robust, and it has a wide reach in terms of office applications including storage."

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"Stability is not a concern with this product.""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."

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"I would improve the integration with other devices such as smartphones. It is integrated in our company, but I think it could be improved.""The privacy could be improved so that it is more secure.""They need to improve the costing for predictive analytics, which is mainly related to the tools that come with AI. They also need to improve the BigQuery cost optimization and the visualization.""If there were more documentation and training, it would be very helpful in explaining the underlying processes.""Could provide more services.""The ease-of-use could be improved for less technical users.""Uploading documents could be simplified.""My only concern is that a number of the offerings are built on their own proprietary technologies which means means that, with respect to the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."

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"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.""In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Google cloud is less expensive than other comparable solutions."
  • "The licensing for Google Cloud seems to be quite cheap and they're actually quite reasonable in comparison to Azure, which, as it turns out, is quite expensive. Even though Azure has a data center in South Africa it's still quite costly. There's no scaling, so if you go with the VM, you pay 2500 Rand. When you add another VM, it's another 2500 Rand even though you don't use the whole thing. With Google, you can go up as incrementally as you need to, even if it's just 30 Rand."
  • "The best part of Google Cloud is that it is cheaper than the competitors."
  • "The licensing cost is based on the capacity we use."
  • "It's not really an expensive solution, but it would be better if there were more flexibility in the pricing model."
  • "I am not familiar with the pricing, but I would guess that it is probably cheaper than Microsoft Suite"
  • "It has a monthly subscription. The customers pay based on the usage."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The solution is fairly easy to deploy.
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    My only concern is that a number of the offerings are built on their own proprietary technologies. This means that, with respect to the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to… more »
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    We build solutions based on the Google platform. We don't create solutions for ourselves. We create them for our customers. We are using it specifically for our machine learning and data analytics. We… 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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    Build scalable apps. Use Google's global, reliable infrastructure. Securely manage enterprise data. Get insights from data faster. Whatever you're solving for, Google Cloud can help.

    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
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    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 Company29%
    Educational Organization29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Google Cloud is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 14 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.4, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "A cloud service that will please more technically-minded users which is making strides with ease-of-use". 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". Google Cloud is most compared with SAP Business One on AWS, Oracle Cloud Platform, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Linode and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Google App Engine. See our Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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