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"What I really like about Amazon ECS is its simplicity and ease of use. Amazon also has really good security.""For me, the best feature of ECS is Fargate because I don't have to manage anything. Instead, everything is managed by AWS and all I have to do, in essence, is configure my containers and deploy them.""The containerization is a valuable feature for us."

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"When it comes to the Linode Kubernetes Engine and the amount of automation it provides, it's awesome, it's a game-changer. If a process randomly dies, it could take me a while to notice that it has died, if I haven't set up monitoring. With Kubernetes, it will just restart itself using Heartbeats.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page.""The number one thing we like about Linode isn't necessarily a service, it's their support. We've found their support to be absolutely fantastic. They've been so outstanding with their support. Every single time we call them and we ask for advice or help, they go above and beyond and it's really made us appreciate what they do.""They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server.""Linode has many other cloud servers across the globe.""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.""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 that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something."

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"In the next release, they could add some customization options for high computer workloads.""It's a complex tool and should be simplified.""Visualization is an important factor for me, and I don't think that the visuals within ECS are good enough because it doesn't show you all the details you might need to see at a glance."

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"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.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""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.""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.""It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I don't know the exact amount we were charged for our use of ECS, but I do know that it can be costly, especially when there is a bug or an error caused by default configurations."
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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 production environment is highly available, which nowadays is a requirement for all of the big companies.
    Top Answer:Our client is paying between $400 and $500 USD per month for this service.
    Top Answer:The problem with containerization technology is that many businesses do not trust it right now, and only use it in their development environment. For example, if you spin down the container then all… 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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    Overview

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a highly scalable, high-performance container orchestration service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run and scale containerized applications on AWS. Amazon ECS eliminates the need for you to install and operate your own container orchestration software, manage and scale a cluster of virtual machines, or schedule containers on those virtual machines.


    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
    Ubisoft, GoPro, TIBCO, Remind
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government10%
    Computer Software Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Media Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business91%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Amazon Elastic Container Service is ranked 9th in Container Management with 3 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews. Amazon Elastic Container Service is rated 7.6, while Linode is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon Elastic Container Service writes "Easy container orchestration with Fargate, but diagnostic visuals can be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Amazon Elastic Container Service is most compared with OpenShift Container Platform, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Google Kubernetes Engine and Amazon EKS, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine, Microsoft Azure and Kemp LoadMaster.

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