How PCF (Pivotal Cloud Foundry) is different from AWS (Amazon Web Services)

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Pivotal gives you option to deploy your application with help of Cloud Foundry inside AWS Cloud. I am little confused how PCF and AWS are differ. I know that PCF gives solution using which host (client) can make their own cloud on-premises.

AWS do not provide anything like that. And has lot of other services for elasticity, agility and scalability.

But these two are huge in terms of offerings. Please help in differentiating these two.
Sep 11, 2018 in AWS by bug_seeker
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PCF is a commercial cloud platform (product) built by Pivotal on top of open source Cloud Foundry. PCF can be deployed on AWS, GCP, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and some other IaaS platforms.

You should consider using PCF if you want to run your own cloud platform and you don't want to start from scratch.

When using PCF, you can deploy, configure and operate other products provided by Pivotal and their partners, or build your own ones based on your needs.

A typical use case for PCF is when companies want to deploy their applications on-premises for any reason (cost efficiency, flexibility, legal regulations, control over infrastructure, etc.). In this case they decide to use PCF as a leverage to build and operate their own (private) cloud offering. Another use case is when companies don't want to depend on the underlaying IaaS infrastructure. In this scenario, they rely on the fact PCF is IaaS agnostic to give them the ability to migrate if they need to.

answered Sep 11, 2018 by Priyaj
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