Cloud Foundry vs OpenShift: What are the differences?
Developers describe Cloud Foundry as "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. On the other hand, OpenShift is detailed as "Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps". OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
Cloud Foundry and OpenShift can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.
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, OpenShift provides the following key features:
- Built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java (the standard in today's Enterprise)
- OpenShift is extensible with a customizable cartridge functionality that allows developers to add any other language they wish. We've seen everything from Clojure to Cobol running on OpenShift.
- OpenShift supports frameworks ranging from Spring, to Rails, to Play
Cloud Foundry and OpenShift are both open source tools. It seems that OpenShift with 915 GitHub stars and 563 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Cloud Foundry with 605 GitHub stars and 532 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, OpenShift has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 52 developers stacks; compared to Cloud Foundry, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.
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