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"The feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very user-friendly.""Break down your application into small modules to improve resiliency""We do not have to do a lot of administration, such as create virtual machines, or worry about our controllers or nodes going down because the solution is fully managed by Amazon.""Provides high performance and easy manageability.""I like the scalability they're currently providing. Integration was very easy. It was a good experience.""Overall Amazon EKS is a good solution in the industry. The solution can support multi tendencies, and network isolations are the key factors.""AWS cloud services are flexible and have thorough documentation. AWS also has data centers all over the world.""The solution has very good basic features."

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"I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent.""The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page.""The virtual machine configuration tool is very helpful for setting up a new server or for modifying an existing server.""The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine.""The fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic.""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."

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Cons
"They need to work on the Amazon plugins on the Kubernetes cluster.""The dashboard needs to be more user-friendly.""The connectivity could be better.""I would like to see it a little more stable, more operational, and more convenient to develop.""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 would like Amazon EKS to be easier to configure on various environments like Windows or Linux installations""I'd like to see the solution add a service catalog."

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"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.""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.""Because they are a smaller company, they do not have, for example, all of the ways for authentication that Amazon or Azure has.""They could have more international servers. There are certain places throughout Europe and Eastern Europe which are very open to doing a lot of technology business, such as Romania. Romania is very open to technology. At other service providers, I have stuff in Romania. I think there are some Eastern European locations that would be more open to it. So, if they could have more European points of presence, that would be more helpful.""Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.""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.""It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security."

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  • "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."
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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."
  • "When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like the scalability they're currently providing. Integration was very easy. It was a good experience.
    Top Answer:The connectivity could be better.
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.
    Top Answer:Compared to other solutions, Linode's price is good. We pay for a yearly license.
    Top Answer: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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    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Container Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat, Kubernetes, VMware and others in Container Management. Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon EKS is ranked 4th in Container Management with 9 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Amazon EKS is rated 8.6, while Linode is rated 9.2. 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, VMware Tanzu Build Service and Nutanix Karbon, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

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