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Google Cloud vs. Linode
May 2022
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Pros
"Good storage and ease of access.""Google Cloud has low downtime.""It is easy to use and has a very familiar interface.""Google Cloud is user friendly and reliable. The most valuable feature is the security of Google Cloud.""The performance is a valuable feature.""I like it because it's convenient. Google Cloud is also stable and scalable. The technical support is good as well.""The solution can scale as well.""You can just connect and start using it through a browser within a few minutes."

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"The fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic.""The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.""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 ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me.""The cloud management panel is nice.""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 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.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime."

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"I consider Azure more secure than Google and Amazon because of all its certifications, but Google is secure enough and improving.""If there were more documentation and training, it would be very helpful in explaining the underlying processes.""Could provide more services.""The price of the license could be cheaper.""The price could improve. Every customer would agree, that they would like the price to be reduced.""I would improve the integration with other devices such as smartphones. It is integrated in our company, but I think it could be improved.""I feel that the Google product is incomplete with regard to internal communications. It is an area that needs some improvement.""Google Cloud lacks some tools for database migration. I've only used MySQL and AWS in my career, so those are the only ones I can compare. AWS has a database migration tool that you can integrate with a cloud backup, so can take that backup and restore it in the AWS public cloud, but it's not the same with Google Cloud."

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"When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.""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.""I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do.""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 don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us.""It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security."

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  • "The best part of Google Cloud is that it is cheaper than the competitors."
  • "The licensing cost is based on the capacity we use."
  • "It's not really an expensive solution, but it would be better if there were more flexibility in the pricing model."
  • "I am not familiar with the pricing, but I would guess that it is probably cheaper than Microsoft Suite"
  • "It has a monthly subscription. The customers pay based on the usage."
  • "Pricing is high compared to other solutions."
  • "Licensing fees are paid monthly."
  • "Google Cloud should be divided into modules so that users can buy which module will satisfy them. The overall price of Google Cloud should be reduced, Microsoft is a little bit cheaper. However, if Google divided the cloud offering it would be better. For example, if someone wants to use only for OneDrive they should be able to purchase the service separately, it would reduce the price. There is a license required to use this solution for enterprises. There is a free account, which the users can increase the size of the space. Google cloud is used in most Android Mobile device operating systems."
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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:It's easy to deploy next-generation applications on Google Cloud. Customers can also use various cloud tools to optimize their operations and generate more insights to do business much smarter.
    Top Answer:Cloud vendors can't afford to have data centers all across the world because of the economics of scale and the size of markets. That is one reason that some customers don't get onto the cloud. Another… more »
    Top Answer:When you push your networking, storage, and other infrastructure from on-premise to the cloud, you can let go of your on-premise real estate and shift the burden back onto the cloud vendor. Google… more »
    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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    Overview

    Build scalable apps. Use Google's global, reliable infrastructure. Securely manage enterprise data. Get insights from data faster. Whatever you're solving for, Google Cloud can help.


    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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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company13%
    Educational Organization13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Cloud vs. Linode
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud vs. Linode and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Cloud is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 25 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.2, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "A robust, storage and document sharing solution that is easy to use and access". 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 Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Oracle Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud and SAP Business One on AWS, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Oracle Cloud, MinIO and Amazon EKS. See our Google Cloud vs. Linode report.

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