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"The most valuable features are synchronizing email with mobile devices and synchronizing with Outlook.""The old process of manually having to redirect Outlook Web Access traffic and Email traffic to a second server is a thing of the past.""The most valuable feature that I found is the load balancing feature, it is the core function of the product.""Mitigates content security policy issues.""Persistence is very valuable. This holds the connection information of the source and that connection is important to RDP and our APO calls. The connection has to be persisted to the original source to operate properly. We also use the subsections for sub-services to create services inside our services for our API resources, this is most awesome. We would not be able to do this without Kemp and offer this type of sub-service to route based on an API instance. It routes the traffic properly based on the sub-service type.""It has been functional. We don't have any outages.""Great web balancing and remote access balancing.""Failover is seamless and our services are rock solid."

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"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 distribution comes out, it is on the platform pretty much the same day, which I find really helpful.""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.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something.""The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine.""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 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."

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"So far, the only hitch we have run into is that would have been nice to have an easier method to add allow/whitelist entries into the Access Control lists for virtual services.""The configuration of the basic services is pretty straight forward but for more complex solutions, there needs to be better documentation or knowledge base articles.""The only thing that I miss is that the TMG server was giving me live information about who is connected and what is the request about.""We experienced a brief period of instability.""It would be very helpful to get all the http/https session logs by default in the log monitor without activating debugging mode like an apache web sever natively does""I really don't like the way the logs are presented in the software.""UI is very basic and unattractive.""In the web interface, there are a lot of settings in the different menus and it would be helpful if there were an interactive help system or tooltips to help the administrators find and configure the right settings."

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"It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America.""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've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""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.""Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.""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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  • "Any decent product will cost money and if you want great support and a great product, then you will want to spend the money on it."
  • "Nowadays, going with the virtual appliance is the easiest way and the cost is reasonable."
  • "They have multiple tiers of licensing and you can upgrade it easily."
  • "Pricing for the perpetual licensing was fair to us for the features and ease of use we received."
  • "This product has good value and features for the money."
  • "The setup cost and pricing plan is reasonable and will ultimately give you a worthy return."
  • "The costs for the Kemp Load Balancer solution are okay because, for a good product, you have to spend money."
  • "This is a cost-efficient product."
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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:Mitigates content security policy issues.
    Top Answer:We pay around $10,000 a year for licensing. There are no additional costs.
    Top Answer:The UI is very basic and not very attractive, so this could be an area for improvement. In the next release, I would like to see global load balancing and the ability to connect to networks not… 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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    LoadMaster Load Balancer
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    Overview

    Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.


    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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    CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price.

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    Sample Customers
    Kent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin Bank
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Transportation Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, Microsoft and others in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 29 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Kemp LoadMaster is rated 9.6, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Intuitive interface and can be used practically with any application in the backend". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy, NGINX Plus, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiADC and Radware Alteon, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and StackPath Object Storage.

    We monitor all Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.