We performed a comparison between Linode and OpenShift Container Platform 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.
"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."
"They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server."
"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."
"Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution."
"The creation of instances is very good, as is their interface which is not complex and is easy to use. With the dashboard it is easy to create a new instance and add your favorite things. You can add Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS, or any flavor of operating system. You can select the RAM for your instance as well."
"The cloud management panel is nice."
"Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime."
"The most valuable features are the monitoring and logging functionalities."
"The solution is stable. However, it depends on the integrations of the solution on how stable it will be, such as what tools you integrate with."
"Everything is packaged into OpenShift Container Platform."
"The best feature is the management for the port life cycle, which automatically recycles, pulls, and scales up and down based on needs and requests."
"The most valuable feature is that the solution can be deployed in the cloud which removes the expense of a server."
"The auto scalability feature, which is based on smart agendas, determined from pre-prepared rules is the most valuable feature. You can also create different routes for deployment. Deployment types can be provided with an identifier, such as an ARB deployment. This really helped in rolling out releases without disrupting services for the end-users."
"The banking transactions, inquiries, and account opening have been the most valuable."
"It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security."
"The suitability of this solution depends on the features that you need. If you're an Uber-sized company then you're probably not going to want to start using Linode. If you are a large-sized organization then you're going to want to start using one of the bigger providers that gives you the scalability and the feature set that you are probably going to be needing in the future."
"It would be helpful if they provided the additional Linux distributions that I prefer using. But there is still a workaround. I can do it without direct support. It's a bit more complicated, but it can still be done."
"The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other."
"Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find."
"One thing that I'd really like to see is auto-scaling node pools for their Kubernetes. I don't think that they have that. That's a huge one and would be very helpful. Specifically, what I would like is auto-scaling node pools that would scale down to zero nodes, which is tricky. That's very important for certain use cases."
"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."
"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."
"The initial setup can be hard."
"The complexity of the installation could be reduced. While we got the necessary support, the instructions could be clearer."
"The monitoring and logging could be improved."
"OpenShift Container Platform could improve by having better integration."
"Container Platform could be improved if we could aggregate logs out of the box instead of having to do it through integrations with other products."
"The setup process is not great."
"From a networking perspective, the routing capability can be matured further. OpenShift doesn't handle restrictions on what kind of IPs are allowed, who can access them, and who cannot access them. So it is a simple matter of just using it with adequate network access, at the network level."
"It is difficult to deploy the OpenShift cluster in a bare-metal environment."
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Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews while OpenShift Container Platform is ranked 1st in Container Management with 17 reviews. Linode is rated 9.2, while OpenShift Container Platform is rated 8.2. 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 OpenShift Container Platform writes "Completely removes overhead for our developers in terms of managing orchestration of Kubernetes clusters". Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine, Microsoft Azure and StackPath Object Storage, whereas OpenShift Container Platform is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Amazon EKS, Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE, Rancher Labs and VMware Tanzu Build Service.
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