We performed a comparison between Google Cloud and Linode based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The product scales well."
"It is stable. It is easy to learn and very straightforward."
"I like that it is simple to use."
"It's easy to work with."
"I haven't had any trouble setting up Google Cloud."
"Google Cloud is a good alternative solution. I think it's a better fit for Mac operating systems than Windows. If you're utilizing Google Cloud for something like big data, then their big query is decent."
"Google Cloud is easy to use and accessible anywhere."
"The solution can scale as well."
"The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine."
"I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent."
"They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server."
"The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something."
"The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it."
"The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most."
"Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime."
"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."
"I would like to see Google Cloud become more competitive when it comes to price."
"The privacy could be improved so that it is more secure."
"The analytics that they have are very focused. It serves Google and not really the client."
"The price of the license could be cheaper."
"Google Cloud could improve the integration with other solutions."
"An area of improvement would be in the of managing accounts in terms of what we are using for memory, availability, and monitoring."
"My only concern is that a number of the offerings are built on their own proprietary technologies which means means that, with respect to the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."
"I consider Azure more secure than Google and Amazon because of all its certifications, but Google is secure enough and improving."
"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."
"Right now, they don't have multiple data centers. They have limited data centers. I am currently using the Singapore and Mumbai data centers, but I am looking for data centers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. They need to improve the availability of their data centers and partnership engagements with cloud Panda solution providers, like us."
"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."
"I don't know how all of their services work, but my understanding is that they're not offering the entry-level machine for someone who just wants to own their own web page."
"Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find."
"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."
"They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive."
"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."
Google Cloud is an Infrastructure as a Service Cloud (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution that provides infrastructure tools and services for building applications on top of a public cloud computing platform. As one of the leading global infrastructures, this product allows users to securely manage enterprise data, receive valuable insights, and store documents. Google Cloud provides its various services through tools and services for data warehousing, security key enforcement, application programming interface (API) management, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).
The use cases of Google Cloud can be divided into four main categories:
The solution is utilized by organizations of all sizes and industries, as it is suitable for the following purposes:
Google Cloud Features
Google Cloud offers multiple features for its clients. Some of these include:
Google Cloud Benefits
Google Cloud brings various benefits to its users. Some of these include the following:
Reviews from Real Users
Isuru P., an assistant vice president at a tech services company, likes Google Cloud because it is easy to deploy next-generation applications using it.
An IT solutions consultant at a tech services company rates Google Cloud highly because they find the solution stable with a good user experience and a straightforward setup.
Linode Pricing Page
CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price.
Google Cloud is ranked 5th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 33 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.2, while Linode is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "It's easy to deploy next-generation applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Google Cloud is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Alibaba Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform and Amazon Lightsail, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Microsoft Azure, MinIO and Amazon EKS. See our Google Cloud vs. Linode report.
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