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We performed a comparison between Amazon EKS and Linode based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"It's the best option for medium or large enterprises.""I like the scalability they're currently providing. Integration was very easy. It was a good experience.""Initial setup is straightforward. It only takes 15 minutes to deploy.""The product helps us to configure the new environment.""The most valuable feature is the computing speed.""It's a faster solution to adopt on native applications.""The stability is excellent.""I like its auto-scale feature very much."

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"The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.""Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""The solution integrates easily.""Linode has many other cloud servers across the globe.""The fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic."

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"Amazon EKS is predominately public. However, the government has started to have a lot of interest in Kubernetes and is receiving more education on Kubernetes and Amazon EKS. If we can have the security of Amazon EKS align with the security that is set out by the government it would be much better.""I'd like to see the solution add a service catalog.""There is room for improvement in stability. I faced some problems with the App.""The tool's setup is complex.""The solution could be improved by adding monitoring, filtering, and logging capabilities to its current CloudWatch features.""The solution should include a popup for clusters so that all relevant information is visible at the bottom of a page.""The connectivity could be better.""They should enhance the Jira integration."

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"Our primary concern is always the latency.""There is no notification from the company regarding upgrades.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cloud based pay-as-you-go pricing"
  • "My company paid for the license."
  • "Pricing is dependent upon instance type."
  • "The solution is quite costly and developers will start exploring other solutions or moving their workloads to other clouds if costs aren't reduced."
  • "The price could be cheaper. I would rate it as seven out of ten."
  • "Amazon EKS has fair pricing. It's better in terms of pricing than other platforms."
  • "I would like a cheaper version of it."
  • "Amazon EKS is very cost-effective."
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  • "When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month."
  • "The pricing model is simple."
  • "Currently, we are at $40 a month but they have costly solutions as well."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's the best option for medium or large enterprises.
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in stability. I faced some problems with the App. The problem is actually the app, with the different teams fixing it.
    Top Answer:The solution integrates easily.
    Top Answer:We pay a monthly fee with the calculation done on an hourly basis.
    Top Answer:Unfortunately, we're not notified when new upgrades come out so it's difficult for us to communicate with our customers. Added to this is an issue we have with the maintenance service which… more »
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
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    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a fully managed Kubernetes service. Customers such as Intel, Snap, Intuit, GoDaddy, and Autodesk trust EKS to run their most sensitive and mission critical applications because of its security, reliability, and scalability.

    EKS is the best place to run Kubernetes for several reasons. First, you can choose to run your EKS clusters using AWS Fargate, which is serverless compute for containers. Fargate removes the need to provision and manage servers, lets you specify and pay for resources per application, and improves security through application isolation by design. Second, EKS is deeply integrated with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling Groups, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), providing you a seamless experience to monitor, scale, and load-balance your applications. Third, EKS integrates with AWS App Mesh and provides a Kubernetes native experience to consume service mesh features and bring rich observability, traffic controls and security features to applications. Additionally, EKS provides a scalable and highly-available control plane that runs across multiple availability zones to eliminate a single point of failure.
    EKS runs upstream Kubernetes and is certified Kubernetes conformant so you can leverage all benefits of open source tooling from the community. You can also easily migrate any standard Kubernetes application to EKS without needing to refactor your code.

    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with our Linux virtual machines and robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier.

    Linode believes that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Our infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from our data centers around the world and is supported by our Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.

    Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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    CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price.


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    Sample Customers
    GoDaddy, Pearson, FICO, Intuit, Verizon, Honeywell, Logicworks, RetailMeNot, LogMeIn, Conde Nast, mercari, Trainline, Axway
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business91%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise4%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Amazon EKS is ranked 3rd in Container Management with 30 reviews while Linode is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 5 reviews. Amazon EKS is rated 8.6, while Linode is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon EKS writes "An intelligent solution that automatically upscales or downscales to set thresholds". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Prompt and professional service, easy to set up, supports many versions of Linux". Amazon EKS is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Kubernetes, Rancher Labs and HashiCorp Nomad, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Kubernetes Engine and Google Firebase.

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