Amazon Web Services vs Cloud Foundry


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Amazon Web Services
Access a reliable, on-demand infrastructure to power your applications, from hosted internal applications to SaaS offerings. Scale to meet your application demands, whether one server or a large cluster. Leverage scalable database solutions. Utilize cost-effective solutions for storing and retrieving any amount of data, any time, anywhere. Amazon Web Services free tier has no alternatives.
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Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is analternative open cloud platform as a service, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. Initiated by VMware, with broad industry support, Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. It is an open source project and is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances, including CloudFoundry.com.
Comparing Amazon Web Services vs Cloud Foundry is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Amazon Web Services has better video than Cloud Foundry



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Amazon Web Services has more user-friendly interface than Cloud Foundry because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Amazon Web Services is more popular than Cloud Foundry

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Cloud Foundry adds native Kubernetes support (in 2017)
- AWS introduced per-second billing for EC2 instances (in 2017)
- AWS offers a virtual machine with over 4TB of memory (in 2017)
- AWS now supports Docker containers (in 2014)
- Amazon and Microsoft drop cloud prices (in 2014)
- Google and Amazon reduce cloud storage prices. Launch new cloud services (in 2012)
- Surprise! VMWare has joined OpenStack (in 2012)
- Amazon Glacier: Cloud storage service using Humanoid robots (in 2012)
- OpenStack launches. CloudStack departs. Amazon adapts SAP. Azure rebrands (in 2012)
- AWS Marketplace - cloud app market for Amazon's platform (in 2012)

Looks like Amazon Web Services was recently more active than Cloud Foundry (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Amazon Web Services and Cloud Foundry meet head to head:

2014 - AWS now supports Docker containers to defeate Cloud Foundry


Amazon announced the preview availability of EC2 Container Services – the new service for managing Docker containers that boosts Amazon Web Services support for hybrid cloud. This bring the benefits of easy development management, portability between environments, lower risk in deployments, smoother maintenance and management of application components, and the ability for it all to work together. AWS isn’t the first cloud provider to offer Docker’s open source engine support. Google has extended its support for Docker containers with its new Google Container Engine powered by its own Kubernetes, announced just last week during the Google Cloud Platform Live event. And, back in August, Microsoft announced its support for Kubernetes in managing Docker containers in Azure.