"We can scale it all the way from a single zone to multiple regions around the world."
"The deployment of the cluster is very easy."
"Google Kubernetes Engine is used for orchestrating Docker containers. We have 30 or 40 customers working with this solution now. We'll probably see 10 to 15 percent growth in the number of customers using Google Kubernetes Engine in the future."
"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."
"They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server."
"The most valuable feature is the domain settings page."
"I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent."
"The cloud management panel is nice."
"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 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."
"Our critique is that we have to do too much work to get the cluster production-ready."
"One of the biggest issues right now is the Kubernetes backup system. That's being handled right now by Google, but it's in beta."
"Google Kubernetes Engine is less stable in some highly complex deployments with many nodes."
"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."
"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."
"They don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us."
"The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions."
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Google Kubernetes Engine is ranked 8th in Container Management with 3 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Google Kubernetes Engine is rated 8.0, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Google Kubernetes Engine writes "Extremely scalable, easy to setup, and has good machine learning". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Google Kubernetes Engine is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, OpenShift Container Platform, Trend Micro Deep Security, Amazon Elastic Container Service and Kubernetes, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, MinIO and Amazon EKS.
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