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Pros
"The cloud-managed Kubernetes allow us to take care of a big system and deployment and container management without having a big operational team.""It's really scalable and efficient for resource management.""The easy management of containers is one of the main features I have found useful.""Scalability is the most valuable feature.""This product has a rich toolset from the community including CNI plug-ins, Helm packages, operators, dashboards, various integrations, etc.""We use this solution for the hosting of micro-services. Kubernetes helps us to orchestrate all the containers hosting these micro-services.""The most valuable feature is the support for Docker containers.""The performance is good."

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"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.""The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most.""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 virtual machine configuration tool is very helpful for setting up a new server or for modifying an existing server.""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 fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic.""The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me.""Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple."

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Cons
"Honestly, there is not much I like about Kubernetes. It's very complicated to deal with. I just do it because I have to.""Lacks some scalability and more user-friendly operability.""They should update Kubernetes more regularly.""Setup was not straightforward.""The pricing could be improved. It would be ideal if it was a bit less.""Kubernetes could adopt UI-based approach. A UI-based approach would be really useful in the CI/CD pipeline. They should make everything a little bit more user-friendly. For example, when I'm deploying, it would be nice to load my code and be able to see which components need to be connected.""The solution could be more stable.""The setup process could be improved as it's quite complex, especially for newbies."

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"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.""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.""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 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.""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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The management layer is free, which is perfect. You don't need to pay money for the management layer, but in AWS develop service, you need to pay. I think it is €75 per month for the management layer. It is free here, so you can have as many Kubernetes clusters as you need. You are paying just for the workload, that is, for the machine, CPU, memory, and everything."
  • "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."
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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:Once you get it configured properly, it's a stable solution.
    Top Answer:Honestly, there is not much I like about Kubernetes. It's very complicated to deal with. I just do it because I have to. There is plenty of room for improvement with the configuration and runtime… 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

    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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    Sample Customers
    China unicom, NetEase Cloud, Nav, AppDirect
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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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 Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Container Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat, Kubernetes, VMware and others in Container Management. Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kubernetes is ranked 2nd in Container Management with 34 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Kubernetes is rated 8.6, while Linode is rated 9.2. 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 Nutanix Karbon, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, VMware Tanzu Build Service, OpenShift Container Platform and Komodor, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and HAProxy.

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