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"Overall Amazon EKS is a good solution in the industry. The solution can support multi tendencies, and network isolations are the key factors.""Provides high performance and easy manageability.""The feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very user-friendly.""It is the best service because it has proper security packages.""We haven't faced any major issues in one and a half years of use.""The solution is easy to use.""The stability is excellent.""The solution's Autoscaler option allows for an increase in worker notes whenever particular thresholds are exceeded."

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"The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine.""The creation of instances is very good, as is their interface which is not complex and is easy to use. With the dashboard it is easy to create a new instance and add your favorite things. You can add Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS, or any flavor of operating system. You can select the RAM for your instance as well.""The fact that you can do any Linux distribution is great. You can try out any Linux distribution, even some of the more obscure ones, and they are always keeping them up-to-date. As soon as a new distribution comes out, it is on the platform pretty much the same day, which I find really helpful.""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 simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most.""The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.""The cloud management panel is nice.""The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something."

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Cons
"I'd like to see the solution add a service catalog.""The connectivity could be better.""I would like to see it a little more stable, more operational, and more convenient to develop.""A cluster is required on-premises, which takes a lot of time.""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.""They need to work on the Amazon plugins on the Kubernetes cluster.""I would like Amazon EKS to be easier to configure on various environments like Windows or Linux installations""They should enhance the Jira integration."

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"It would be helpful if they provided the additional Linux distributions that I prefer using. But there is still a workaround. I can do it without direct support. It's a bit more complicated, but it can still be done.""They are already working on the firewalls and VLANs, which need improvement, and are now in beta. I am on the beta program for the firewalls, but I can't use it yet because they are only in Mumbai and Australia, and I am not in those data centres. This is the one thing that I have been waiting for almost since the day that I joined them, so it is nice that they are doing that. The VLANs will be an improvement as well, and I am keen and waiting for that.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""It's not really an issue with Linode itself but upgrading Linux major versions can be challenging. It would be be fantastic if Linode developed a way to ease transitioning to a major new Linux upgrade.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""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.""Because they are a smaller company, they do not have, for example, all of the ways for authentication that Amazon or Azure has."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution is more expensive than other competitors and does not require a license."
  • "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."
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  • "I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that."
  • "One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day."
  • "Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
  • "Being that they are small, their prices are slightly higher than the large providers like Amazon if you compare raw computing power."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is easy to use.
    Top Answer:The solution offers different pricing models. They charge in different ways - either per CPU hour or usage based on a machine type. When it comes to pricing, Google may be two cents cheaper, whoever… more »
    Top Answer:When we switched to EKS, historically it wasn't good. There were issues with bugs in it. They didn't have managed pools, which means small subsections of the clusters that you divided into pools like… more »
    Top Answer:The fact that you can do any Linux distribution is great. You can try out any Linux distribution, even some of the more obscure ones, and they are always keeping them up-to-date. As soon as a new… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing-wise, I find it simple in that they give you a monthly fee, but they also charge it hourly. So, if you are using the service for a small part of the month, then you are only paying for that… more »
    Top Answer:The biggest room for improvement would be the object storage, bringing that to more data centres. At the moment, it's only in three of their many data centres. They are already working on the… more »
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
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    Overview

    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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    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
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
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    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Media Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business91%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise4%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Amazon EKS is ranked 3rd in Container Management with 14 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews. Amazon EKS is rated 8.4, while Linode is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon EKS writes "Easy to use, with reasonable pricing and good stability in the latest versions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Amazon EKS is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Rancher Labs, HashiCorp Nomad and Kubernetes, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine, Microsoft Azure and Cloudflare.

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