Kubernetes vs Linode comparison

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"The implementation, and the way that they can, with a few clicks, load hundreds of machines without any trouble is very useful.""There are features that come out of the box with Kubernetes, with respect to scaling, reliability, etc. It's the leading container management platform. There are other competing ones, but this is the leading one. It has multiple instances of the application running. If one of them goes down, the other one automatically spins up.""Provides auto rollback and scale-up and scale-down functionalities.""Scalability is the most valuable feature.""The cluster is very stable with outward scalability and good performance.""The most valuable feature is the Zero Touch Operations, which involves a new way of performing operations and support. We do not have to do maintenance, the operations are very simple.""Once you get it configured properly, it's a stable solution.""There's a lot of community support if you need to get help."

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"The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most.""They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server.""Linode has many other cloud servers across the globe.""I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent.""The solution integrates easily.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""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 feature is the domain settings page."

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"Kubernetes is a bit complex, and there's a steep learning curve. At the same time, I cannot imagine how it could be easier. You need many add-ons to it, and the commercial releases of Kubernetes should address that.""The setup and operation of the product should be simplified.""The dashboard, monitoring, and login need improvements.""Overall, it's very powerful, but there are also a lot of complexities to manage.""Kubernetes can improve pod escalation.""Kubernetes could improve security. The security is really hard to deploy with proxies and other elements. Additionally, We have had some issues downloading repos and libraries.""The solution lacks some flexibility.""It would be nice if they could make it easier for developers and infrastructure staff to automate some of the pieces that they have to do manually at the moment."

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"Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.""It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America.""I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do.""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.""They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive.""It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""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."

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  • "Kubernetes is open-source."
  • "The solution is affordable."
  • "Kubernetes is open source. But we have to manage Kubernetes as a team, and the overhead is a bit high. Compared with the platforms like Cloud Foundry, which has a much less operational overhead. Kubernetes, I have to manage the code, and I have to hire the developers. If someone has a product, a developer should know exactly what he's writing or high availability, and all those things may differ the costs."
  • "There are no licensing fees."
  • "There is no licensing fee."
  • "In addition to Kubernetes, you have to pay for support."
  • "The solution requires a license to use it."
  • "You need to pay for a license if you buy branded products. For example, if you take the services from Azure, AWS, or Google, the price of the Kubernetes cluster is inclusive of the service that's being offered to us on a pay-and-use model."
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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."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
  • "Being that they are small, their prices are slightly higher than the large providers like Amazon if you compare raw computing power."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Since that was asked in the Kubernetes topic, I would recommend you to take a look at the management of Kubernetes services from the public providers (AKS from Azure, EKS from AWS, GKE from Google… more »
    Top Answer:The solution has many valuable features but the most impressive is the ability to scale an application and continuously monitor if all the components of the application are functioning correctly.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing-wise, I find it simple in that they give you a monthly fee, but they also charge it hourly. So, if you are using the service for a small part of the month, then you are only paying for that… more »
    Top Answer:The biggest room for improvement would be the object storage, bringing that to more data centres. At the moment, it's only in three of their many data centres. They are already working on the… more »
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    Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
    It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.

    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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    Financial Services Firm12%
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    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company57%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
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    Kubernetes is ranked 2nd in Container Management with 42 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews. Kubernetes is rated 8.6, while Linode is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Kubernetes writes "Offers security, scalability, and high availability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Kubernetes is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE, OpenShift Container Platform and Rancher Labs, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine, Microsoft Azure and MinIO.

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