Cloud Foundry vs Engine Yard Cloud: What are the differences?
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; Engine Yard Cloud: Deploy and scale Rails applications in the cloud. The Engine Yard Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a product family that leverages open source technologies to orchestrate and automate the configuration, deployment and management of applications on multiple infrastructures.
Cloud Foundry and Engine Yard Cloud 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, Engine Yard Cloud provides the following key features:
- Dedicated, secure, commercial-grade platform that increases agility
- Focus on your code - not on operations or platform maintenance
- Scale cloud applications and infrastructure rapidly
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.
VMware, SBT Aqua, and Intel are some of the popular companies that use Cloud Foundry, whereas Engine Yard Cloud is used by ChallengePost, Firecracker, and CoolWorks. Cloud Foundry has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to Engine Yard Cloud, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.