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We performed a comparison between Linode and MinIO based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"The solution integrates easily.""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 fact that you can get a person on the phone has just been fantastic.""I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent.""For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great.""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 ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me.""They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server."

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"Saves a lot of time in generating and managing documents.""The product does save time for our company.""Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments.""The most valuable feature of MinIO is its ease of use, replication, and active directory. All the capabilities are in this solution.""The initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.""It performs efficiently compared to other solutions.""Nice web interface, easy to use, with a low memory footprint.""This is an all-in-one, user-friendly data storage."

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"The product must improve its security.""It's not really an issue with Linode itself but upgrading Linux major versions can be challenging. It would be be fantastic if Linode developed a way to ease transitioning to a major new Linux upgrade.""I'm not sure what could be improved at Linode since they're likely already making enhancements, especially with the Akamai acquisition and, I don't have any specific suggestions as I haven't encountered any major issues. I might consider using API for managing DNS records, but overall, I'm satisfied with Linode.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.""Our primary concern is always the latency.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.""They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive."

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"MinIO has behaved strangely in the past. For instance, the application dropped connection to MinIO. It's not too significant, but it loses connection. We're trying to understand exactly what is happening when this happens.""The documentation of the solution should improve.""There should be the ability to expand the size after it has already been deployed. Currently, you cannot do that. It doesn't support an increase in size. Each time we spawn a new MinIO, we need to track the particular MinIO instance or tenant that has the file. Therefore, we had to create a multi-tenant solution that tracks the MinIO that has our artifacts. It isn't in one single instance. It should have better multi-tenancy support.""The developer support could be better.""MinIO could use a time patch on it. It could also use better documentation for some languages like Python.""The MinIO dashboard is minimal as there are only a couple of features inside the dashboard for a basic user. I would like this to be more robust with more click-around features.""We had minor bugs occasionally.""The only downside I see is that you do not have a complete picture of an object."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version."
  • "This solution is open source so it is free."
  • "MinIO is a free open-source solution."
  • "We use the solution's open-source version."
  • "My company hasn't tried the version of the solution where we need to pay to use it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:When I started using Linode, I found its functionality easy to navigate, user-friendly and responsive to my needs. It provides clear reminders about services I'm not using, like DNS zones, which I… more »
    Top Answer:Compared to other providers, I find Linode's pricing a bit higher. Storage could be more affordable.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure what could be improved at Linode since they're likely already making enhancements, especially with the Akamai acquisition and, I don't have any specific suggestions as I haven't… more »
    Top Answer:Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
    Top Answer:The product does save time for our company.
    Top Answer:My company hasn't tried the version of the solution where we need to pay to use it.
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    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.


    MinIO is an open-source object storage system. It is designed to efficiently store and retrieve unstructured data, such as photos, videos, and backups. MinIO can be used as a standalone object storage server or as part of a larger system, such as a data lake or a private cloud, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment, making it a flexible storage solution for a variety of use cases.

    MinIO’s features include erasure coding, bitrot protection, and checksum validation, which help ensure data integrity and reliability. The solution’s multi-tenancy support makes it ideal for multi-user environments. MinIO’s edge computing tools enable data storage and processing closer to users' locations, reducing latency and improving performance. MinIO can easily scale to accommodate storage and power demands, making it ideal for use in large-scale, data-intensive environments.

    MinIO Benefits and Features:

    MinIO offers several key benefits and features for organizations looking for a scalable and high-performing object storage solution:

    • Scalability: Horizontally scale to increase storage space and processing power as your needs grow.
    • High performance: MinIO’s edge computing and low latency provide fast data access.
    • Seamless integrations: MinIO is compatible with the Amazon S3 API, which enables integration with third-party systems and tools.
    • Data integrity: Security features, such as erasure coding, bitrot protection, and checksum validation, ensure data integrity and reliability.
    • Reduced costs: MinIO is an open-source solution, making it a cost-effective option for organizations looking for a scalable object storage solution.
    • Support: MinIO’s large open-source community of developers and users provides a wide range of resources and an active support network
    • Multi-tenancy: Multi-tenancy support makes MinIO suitable for use in multi-user environments.
    • Easy deployment: MinIO is easy to deploy and can run on a variety of platforms, including on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment.
    • Access control: Role-based access control, enabling you to control access to data based on users permissions.
    • Event notifications: Automate workflows based on changes to objects in your storage.
    • Cross-region replication: Duplicate data between different regions for disaster recovery and data backup.
    • Intuitive interface: MinIO’s user-friendly dashboard can be accessed via any browser and can be used to perform multiple object operations including object creation and management.

    Reviews from Real Users

    MinIO stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its flexibility, integration options, and performance.

    Süleyman Fazıl Y., a senior software engineer at a tech services company, writes, “The most valuable features are that MinIO is open, it works on-premise, and is compatible with the Amazon industry which is great for finding compatible libraries in many languages which is very good for developers.”

    Rebecca S., CTO at NIASE, says, “MinIO is much improved over the prior solution, updates are simple to apply, and we anticipate that future capacity requirements will be easier to meet. Our customers are using this solution to retrieve tens of thousands of objects (documents and files) per hour, and MinIO seems to be able to keep up with it.”

    Sample Customers
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company45%
    Media Company27%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Company Size
    Small Business89%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise4%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
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    Linode is ranked 6th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 27 reviews while MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 22 reviews. Linode is rated 8.8, while MinIO is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Linode writes "Straightforward to set up, helpful support, and the Object Storage is useful for system backups". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MinIO writes " A tool for storage purposes that helps businesses save time". Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Cloudflare and Google Firebase, whereas MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, Dell ECS, Pure Storage FlashBlade and Qumulo.

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