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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.
To learn more, read our detailed Linode vs. Microsoft Azure Report (Updated: May 2023).
710,326 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
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Pros
"Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""The fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic.""The solution integrates easily.""Linode has many other cloud servers across the globe.""The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it."

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"Databricks is really nice because you have the power to process lots of data and you can create queries and provide big analysis for the business using a robust cluster.""The solution does a lot of coding and customization, and can go live quickly.""Great features at a good price.""The solution has given us more agility, scalability and opportunity to optimize the cost.""The solution is easy to use and flexible.""The technical support has been good.""The solution is completely scalable.""The solution is very flexible, it is not limited to Microsoft solutions. It integrates well with other solutions, such as Oracle. There are a lot of templates we are able to use allowing us to reduce the time for configuration."

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Cons
"There is no notification from the company regarding upgrades.""Our primary concern is always the latency.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers."

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"Microsoft Azure can improve by adding more features for virtual machines, such as tier virtual machines.""It would be beneficial if Microsoft could enhance the free version to allow for more exploration and development. That's my only suggestion regarding Azure.""It would be nice to have faster support.""Ideally, Microsoft Azure should be compatible with the applications that we are using in my environment.""The solution lacks fluidity and is not intuitive.""Use of the solution could be easier.""Maybe Microsoft could improve its monitoring around the networking.""I'd like to see better integration with S/4HANA integrated and other services, like monitoring, for example."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month."
  • "The pricing model is simple."
  • "Currently, we are at $40 a month but they have costly solutions as well."
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  • "We pay for the license on a monthly basis."
  • "We have a subscription and the price is reasonable."
  • "The license is on a monthly basis."
  • "It is paid on a per-use basis."
  • "With adequate knowledge, I think you can come up with a good model where the pricing won't be a constraint."
  • "It's a pay-as-you-go subscription."
  • "The price of the solution can be expensive."
  • "There are added costs to the company or for scaling for most premium products."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution integrates easily.
    Top Answer:We pay a monthly fee with the calculation done on an hourly basis.
    Top Answer:Unfortunately, we're not notified when new upgrades come out so it's difficult for us to communicate with our customers. Added to this is an issue we have with the maintenance service which… more »
    Top Answer:IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity… more »
    Top Answer:One of the best features of SAP Cloud Platform is that it is web-based and you can log in from anywhere in the world. SAP Cloud Platform is suitable for companies of any size; it works well with both… more »
    Top Answer:I would recommend Google Firebase instead of Microsoft Azure, simply for the array of features that it has to offer. In particular, the Firebase library grants you access to a shared data structure… more »
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    Also Known As
    Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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    Overview

    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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    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.

    Microsoft Azure works as a:

    1. Platform as a service (PaaS)
    2. Software as a service (SaaS)
    3. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

    Microsoft Azure is available:

    • On-premises
    • Hybrid
    • Multi-cloud
    • At the edge

    Compared to its competitors, Microsoft Azure:

    • Has more affordable features
    • Has easier migration for organizations already using other Microsoft tools
    • Has several educational resources available
    • Provides robust support
    • Is ideal for small and large businesses

    Microsoft Azure Features:

    • Scalability
    • Stability
    • Flexibility
    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Active Directory
    • Monitoring features
    • Cloud-based
    • Automated tasks
    • Change capability cadence
    • Showback capabilities
    • Information protection
    • Azure Data Lake
    • Excellent portal
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Remote desktop
    • Fast provisioning
    • Data security
    • Data resiliency
    • Speed of service
    • Integrated delivery pipeline
    • Disaster recovery
    • Robust templates
    • Flexible coding languages
    • Virtual systems testing

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure:

    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Because Microsoft Azure is an IaaS, organizations can deploy as well as manage applications easily and quickly. Azure also provides you with the ability to customize the cloud software to meet your specific business needs.
    • Seamless integration: Microsoft Azure is built to seamlessly integrate with existing IT departments via hybrid databases, secure private connections, and storage solutions.
    • Cost-effective: Because Azure can harmoniously exist in your business environment with your data center, it is a very cost-effective solution.
    • Analytics support: Azure is designed with built-in support that is used to analyze data and provide key insights. Azure offers Cortana Analytics, Stream Analytics, Machine Learning, and SQL services.
    • Unique storage system: Compared to other cloud services, Microsoft Azure has more data centers and delivery points, which helps create an optimal user experience and also helps deliver content faster. In addition, Microsoft Azure makes it possible for organizations to exchange content across several virtual machines.
    • Enhanced flexibility: Azure provides extreme flexibility by allowing you to choose any level of functionality you require. It also supports many of the same technologies IT teams and developers usually depend on, making it easier for them to manage.
    • Easy implementation: Microsoft Azure is easy and quick to deploy. If necessary, you can change web apps to Azure with almost zero downtime.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.

    OmarJ., future datacenter consultant: Microsoft Azure Cloud at a tech company, adds that "The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."

    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.



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    Sample Customers
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government7%
    University7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business91%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Linode vs. Microsoft Azure
    May 2023
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    710,326 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Linode is ranked 6th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 5 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 108 reviews. Linode is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Linode writes "Prompt and professional service, easy to set up, supports many versions of Linux". 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, Cloudflare and Amazon EKS, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Linode vs. Microsoft Azure report.

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