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"We can scale it all the way from a single zone to multiple regions around the world."
"Google Kubernetes Engine's most valuable features are microservices and its acquisition rate, which is very useful for scaling perspective."
"The feature that I like the most is the ease of use as compared to AWS. Its ease of use is very high, and I can quickly deploy clusters with a simple template."
"Google Kubernetes Engine's most valuable feature is container deployment."
"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 solution is available across AWS, GCP and Azure and is seamless."
"GKE's plugin management and configuration sync are excellent features. The amount of data it provides is good, and I've been able to integrate it with the things I need."
"The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most."
"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."
"Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution."
"The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me."
"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."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something."
"The user interface is a bit confusing sometimes. You need to navigate between the various consoles we have. It's hard to figure out where things are. It's frustrating. The documentation could be a bit better."
"Google Kubernetes Engine is less stable in some highly complex deployments with many nodes."
"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."
"The user interface could be improved."
"Their documentation is a little here and there. Sometimes, the information is not clear or updated. Their documentation should be a little bit better."
"Our critique is that we have to do too much work to get the cluster production-ready."
"An area in which Google Kubernetes Engine could improve is configuration."
"The console for this solution could be improved because it is very limited."
"They don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us."
"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."
"They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive."
"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."
"When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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Google Kubernetes Engine is ranked 7th in Container Management with 8 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews. Google Kubernetes Engine is rated 7.8, while Linode is rated 9.0. 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, Kubernetes, Amazon Elastic Container Service and Trend Micro Deep Security, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, MinIO and Amazon EKS.
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