Cloud Foundry vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS): What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Pivotal Web Services (PWS)? Deploy, Update and Scale Applications On-Demand. Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.
Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Web Services (PWS) belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.
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, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) provides the following key features:
- Marketplace for 3rd party services
- Cloud Foundry Support
- Easy Deployment
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.