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Cloud Foundry vs Docker: 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 Docker? Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation. The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere.

Cloud Foundry can be classified as a tool in the "Platform as a Service" category, while Docker is grouped under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".

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, Docker provides the following key features:

  • Integrated developer tools
  • open, portable images
  • shareable, reusable apps

Cloud Foundry and Docker are both open source tools. Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Cloud Foundry with 605 GitHub stars and 532 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3527 company stacks & 3449 developers stacks; compared to Cloud Foundry, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

Decisions about Cloud Foundry and Docker
Florian Sager
IT DevOp at Agitos GmbH · | 2 upvotes · 176.4K views
Chose
LXD
over
Docker

lxd/lxc and Docker aren't congruent so this comparison needs a more detailed look; but in short I can say: the lxd-integrated administration of storage including zfs with its snapshot capabilities as well as the system container (multi-process) approach of lxc vs. the limited single-process container approach of Docker is the main reason I chose lxd over Docker.

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Pros of Cloud Foundry
Pros of Docker
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    Perfectly aligned with springboot
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    Free distributed tracing (zipkin)
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    Application health management
  • 1
    Free service discovery (Eureka)
  • 821
    Rapid integration and build up
  • 688
    Isolation
  • 517
    Open source
  • 504
    Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
  • 459
    Lightweight
  • 217
    Standardization
  • 182
    Scalable
  • 105
    Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
  • 86
    Security
  • 84
    Private paas environments
  • 33
    Portability
  • 25
    Limit resource usage
  • 15
    I love the way docker has changed virtualization
  • 15
    Game changer
  • 12
    Fast
  • 11
    Concurrency
  • 7
    Docker's Compose tools
  • 4
    Fast and Portable
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Because its fun
  • 3
    Makes shipping to production very simple
  • 2
    It's dope
  • 1
    Highly useful
  • 1
    MacOS support FAKE
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    Its cool
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    Docker hub for the FTW
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    Very easy to setup integrate and build
  • 1
    Package the environment with the application
  • 1
    Does a nice job hogging memory
  • 1
    Open source and highly configurable
  • 1
    Simplicity, isolation, resource effective

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Cons of Cloud Foundry
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      New versions == broken features
    • 4
      Unreliable networking
    • 4
      Documentation not always in sync
    • 3
      Moves quickly
    • 1
      Not Secure

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    What is Cloud Foundry?

    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 Docker?

    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere

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