"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."
"Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime."
"They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server."
"It is also important that Linode offers worldwide coverage via multiple data centers. The ability to deploy on multiple servers, worldwide, allows us to have distributed services and failover and redundancy."
"The virtual machine configuration tool is very helpful for setting up a new server or for modifying an existing server."
"I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent."
"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."
"Very good at object retrieval."
"The initial setup was straightforward as MinIO provided good support documentation and took a couple of days to complete."
"The container installation features are good. The S3 feature provisions the storage buckets making it easy. It allows me to spin up the public buckets with open-source technology."
"Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments."
"Reliable erasure coding."
"The ability to spawn a MinIO Tenant on demand and shut it down right after is most valuable."
"The stability of MinIO is good."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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'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."
"The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other."
"They don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us."
"Because they are a smaller company, they do not have, for example, all of the ways for authentication that Amazon or Azure has."
"They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive."
"MinIO could use a time patch on it. It could also use better documentation for some languages like Python."
"Documentation could be improved."
"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 scalability is one of the limitations we have found. We are looking for another solution but they must provide the same characteristics, such as an affordable price and continuity."
"Limited storage provided in the free version."
"With problems, visibility is hard because everything is in containers. Difficult to get to the logs in order to figure out what the problem was."
"The developer support could be better."
"Lacks documentation for non-Kubernetes users."
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MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system. It is software-defined, runs on industry standard hardware and is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license.
MinIO is different in that it was designed from its inception to be the standard in private cloud object storage. Because MinIO is purpose-built to serve only objects, a single-layer architecture achieves all of the necessary functionality without compromise. The result is a cloud-native object server that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight.
While MinIO excels at traditional object storage use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, it is unique at overcoming the private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads.
Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews while MinIO is ranked 2nd in File and Object Storage with 16 reviews. Linode is rated 9.2, while MinIO is rated 8.0. 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 MinIO writes "Offers good object retrieval performance and scalability; but native monitoring tools don't work above a certain bucket size". Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine, Microsoft Azure and Amazon EKS, whereas MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell ECS, NetApp StorageGRID, Pure Storage FlashBlade and IBM Cloud Object Storage.
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