Azure Websites vs Cloud Foundry: What are the differences?
Developers describe Azure Websites as "Deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds". Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you. On the other hand, Cloud Foundry is detailed 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.
Azure Websites and Cloud Foundry belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Azure Websites are:
- .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python
- Built-in AutoScale and Load Balancing
- High Availability with Auto-Patching
On the other hand, Cloud Foundry provides the following key features:
- Application and services centric lifecycle API
- High performance dynamic routing
- Buildpack support
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.
Microsoft, Jet.com, and Crowdkeep are some of the popular companies that use Azure Websites, whereas Cloud Foundry is used by VMware, SBT Aqua, and Intel. Azure Websites has a broader approval, being mentioned in 73 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to Cloud Foundry, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.
What is Azure Websites?
What is Cloud Foundry?
Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!
What are the cons of using Azure Websites?
What are the cons of using Cloud Foundry?
Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions
Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions
We use Azure's Websites to host our app and site. Continuous deployment from GitHub is the handiest feature, check in and before you know it your updated site is already online.
Easy host and monitor the application on the cloud, using a platform that is hight integrated with Spring Framework, but is also agnostic of technology
Azure WebSites is the fully managed scalable platform for hosting web content and running background jobs.