"The most valuable feature is the static IP address, which has been very helpful for being able to log into the same address over the course of more than a decade."
"The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine."
"The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me."
"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."
"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 simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something."
"For starters, MinIO has a good user interface. You can access it through the browser and perform operations like creating the object."
"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."
"The initial setup was straightforward as MinIO provided good support documentation and took a couple of days to complete."
"This is an all-in-one, user-friendly data storage."
"MinIO can work with attributes and folders, and it has the ability to use a stream approach for files. I have moments that should work exclusively. It also has some management features you can use, like exclusive locks that you can perform on one record or a collection."
"Reliable erasure coding."
"Very good at object retrieval."
"The stability of MinIO is good."
"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."
"It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America."
"Everything is up-to-date for a small business. But for big business, they need to improve certain things. For example, there should be better 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've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers."
"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."
"I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do."
"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 only downside I see is that you do not have a complete picture of an object."
"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."
"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 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."
"MinIO could use a time patch on it. It could also use better documentation for some languages like Python."
"There is a lack of good addons to integrate without having to use third-party applications."
"Limited storage provided in the free version."
"Documentation could be improved."
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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 17 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 Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Amazon EKS, whereas MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell ECS, NetApp StorageGRID, Scality RING8 and Qumulo.
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