We performed a comparison between Linode and Microsoft Azure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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 solution integrates easily."
"The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something."
"The cloud management panel is nice."
"The fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic."
"Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime."
"The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it."
"The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine."
"Active Directory is a good feature. The infrastructure features that Azure provides are also good."
"This is a very stable product."
"The solution is similar to a plug-and-play system, it is easy to use."
"Azure is very user friendly. I was able to create some database servers really fast. The user interface is intuitive."
"There are a lot of valuable features in Microsoft Azure, such as Kubernetes, pipelines, and development environments."
"Some features of Azure are very important for us. You can control access for your company, it's not complicated managing the solution either. I think the solution is very stable, secure and the documentation Microsoft has on their website is complete. You can use it to find the solution's problems or implement solutions."
"The Azure Portal has an advantage in terms of UX making buying resources or downgrading is really easier to understand. AWS has micro, smaller functionalities whereas Azure has more end-to-end focus which makes it easier saving you time and money."
"The solution is easy to use and flexible."
"It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America."
"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."
"It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security."
"They could have more international servers. There are certain places throughout Europe and Eastern Europe which are very open to doing a lot of technology business, such as Romania. Romania is very open to technology. At other service providers, I have stuff in Romania. I think there are some Eastern European locations that would be more open to it. So, if they could have more European points of presence, that would be more helpful."
"I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers."
"They don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us."
"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."
"The solution could always work to reduce its costs."
"Azure calculator could be improved, there are issues with login synchronization."
"A problem with Azure is that the architecture that they have is not really compliant — not really connecting with the endpoint Cloud."
"For deploying multiple resources in a big number, such as in hundreds, we need a streamlined process and more user-friendly scrips. The scripts have to be more user-friendly, and they should also supply some standard templates to deploy multiple resources at a time. Currently, it is very easy to deploy a couple of resources, but if you want to deploy multiple resources, it becomes complex. The material that they provide for integration with an existing on-prem data center is complex. They have to make them user-friendly. The scripts related to resource management need to be simplified."
"The dashboard of Microsoft Azure could be better."
"From a security perspective, it could be improved."
"Technical support could be improved."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
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Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
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"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 181 reviews. Linode is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine, MinIO and Amazon EKS, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Linode vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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