"The installation is easy."
"Feature-wise, it provides many features. ECS, VM, SP, bucket object storage, and databases are the most valuable."
"Alibaba support is responsive. When we create tickets in the Alibaba portal, they usually respond online or call me in five minutes."
"Flexibility and costs were probably the most important thing for us. The cost was one of the big factors for choosing Alibaba Cloud relative to other cloud solutions, especially in Asia"
"The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something."
"The most valuable feature is the static IP address, which has been very helpful for being able to log into the same address over the course of more than a decade."
"For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great."
"The most valuable feature is the domain settings page."
"Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution."
"It is also important that Linode offers worldwide coverage via multiple data centers. The ability to deploy on multiple servers, worldwide, allows us to have distributed services and failover and redundancy."
"The virtual machine configuration tool is very helpful for setting up a new server or for modifying an existing server."
"I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent."
"From the improvement point of view, there are lots of issues that we are facing. In all the areas, it seems like it is not mature. For example, a customer wants to provision some VM that has many configurations. If I want to show the price to the customer, it is very challenging. The SDK that Alibaba has provided is very limited. We can have the pricing for VM, but we cannot have pricing for RDS databases or some other services. This is a big concern area for us. They should put more effort into the SDKs or APIs that they provide, for example, pricing APIs or pricing SDK. They do not provide support for most of the services they provide. For example, if I want to get the price of MongoDB, that SDK is not available from Alibaba. Similarly, robust API support is required for S3, which is OSS or Object Storage, so that we can read the data in a faster manner, for example, in chunks. We have raised many issues with the Alibaba support team, and they have been fixing the issues after we report them."
"The solution should have more integration."
"The majority of the tools and processes, in general, have a lot of room for improvement."
"Alibaba Cloud's initial setup is somewhat complex."
"They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive."
"One thing that I'd really like to see is auto-scaling node pools for their Kubernetes. I don't think that they have that. That's a huge one and would be very helpful. Specifically, what I would like is auto-scaling node pools that would scale down to zero nodes, which is tricky. That's very important for certain use cases."
"Everything is up-to-date for a small business. But for big business, they need to improve certain things. For example, there should be better security."
"The suitability of this solution depends on the features that you need. If you're an Uber-sized company then you're probably not going to want to start using Linode. If you are a large-sized organization then you're going to want to start using one of the bigger providers that gives you the scalability and the feature set that you are probably going to be needing in the future."
"The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other."
"The only improvement in this aspect of the service which I can think of is perhaps a pool of developers who could be hired for those cases where the need goes beyond the support offered."
"I would like Linode (without cluttering things) to provide some type of DevOps workflow where people are configuring their pipelines from running their tests and deploying to their test server. Once approved by clicking a button, it just gets deployed to production. I would like something like Azure DevOps, which we use for large applications, and would be something nice to have in Linode."
"It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security."
Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.
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Alibaba Cloud is ranked 12th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 4 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.8, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "A flexible and affordable cloud solution, but customer support could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Firebase and SAP Business One on AWS, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and MinIO. See our Alibaba Cloud vs. Linode report.
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