Cloud Foundry vs DigitalOcean: What are the differences?
Cloud Foundry: Deploy and scale applications in seconds on your choice of private or public cloud. Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications; DigitalOcean: Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access. We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.
Cloud Foundry belongs to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack, while DigitalOcean can be primarily classified under "Cloud Hosting".
Some of the features offered by Cloud Foundry are:
- Application and services centric lifecycle API
- High performance dynamic routing
- Buildpack support
On the other hand, DigitalOcean provides the following key features:
- We provide all of our users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, flexible API, and the ability to select to nearest data center location.
- SSD Cloud Servers in 55 Seconds
- We provide a 99.99% uptime SLA around network, power and virtual server availability. If we fail to deliver, we’ll credit you based on the amount of time that service was unavailable.
Cloud Foundry is an open source tool with 605 GitHub stars and 532 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cloud Foundry's open source repository on GitHub.
DigitalOcean, Rocket.Chat, and Docplanner are some of the popular companies that use DigitalOcean, whereas Cloud Foundry is used by Intel, VMware, and SBT Aqua. DigitalOcean has a broader approval, being mentioned in 943 company stacks & 687 developers stacks; compared to Cloud Foundry, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.
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