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Flynn vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS): What are the differences?

Developers describe Flynn as "Next generation open source platform as a service". Flynn lets you deploy apps with git push and containers. Developers can deploy any app to any cluster in seconds. On the other hand, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) is detailed as "Deploy, Update and Scale Applications On-Demand". Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.

Flynn and Pivotal Web Services (PWS) belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Flynn are:

  • Flynn goes beyond 12 factor apps. Run any Linux process written in any language or framework, even stateful apps on your own servers or any public cloud.
  • Scaling or adding a new cluster is simple: just add more nodes. Everything is containerized, Flynn takes care of distributing work across the cluster.
  • Flynn is 100% free and open source. Flynn works great out of the box, and since Flynn is modular and API-driven it's easy to modify and swap components to suit your needs.

On the other hand, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) provides the following key features:

  • Marketplace for 3rd party services
  • Cloud Foundry Support
  • Easy Deployment

Flynn is an open source tool with 7.24K GitHub stars and 534 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Flynn's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Flynn?

Flynn lets you deploy apps with git push and containers. Developers can deploy any app to any cluster in seconds.

What is Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?

Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.
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