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"Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server.""The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.""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.""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 appreciate.""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.""When it comes to the Linode Kubernetes Engine and the amount of automation it provides, it's awesome, it's a game-changer. If a process randomly dies, it could take me a while to notice that it has died, if I haven't set up monitoring. With Kubernetes, it will just restart itself using Heartbeats.""The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me."

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"Autoscaling is an excellent feature that makes it very simple to scale our applications as required.""The most valuable features are the monitoring and logging functionalities.""Everything is packaged into OpenShift Container Platform.""The banking transactions, inquiries, and account opening have been the most valuable.""OpenShift is a user-friendly container platform with a solid GUI that helps you follow what is going on and gives you an overview of all your clusters. It's more user-friendly than the Kubernetes itself. The interface helps you learn the platform and provides access to some features or specific comments.""Openshift is a very developer-friendly product.""Dashboards... give us all the details we need to see about the microservices.""The most valuable are security features, particularly when operating in the cloud."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.""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.""There is no notification from the company regarding upgrades.""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.""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."

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"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.""With the recent trend of cloud-native, fully managed serverless services, I don't see much documentation about how a customer should move from on-prem to the cloud, or what is the best way to do a lift-and-shift. Even if you are on AWS OCP, which is self-managed infra services, and you want to use the ROSA managed services, what is the best way to achieve that migration? I don't see documentation for these kinds of use cases from Red Hat.""OpenShift Container Platform needs to work on integrations.""There is room for improvement with integration.""The solution needs to introduce open ID connect integration for role-based access control.""Whenever we onboard or deploy services that talk to Oracle Database, they take a lot of time to become active and serve the incoming request, so it would be good to see some improvement here. This could be an OpenShift issue or an internal network problem within our organization.""It can take 10 to 15 minutes to deploy a microservice. The CI/CD process takes a long time, and if it's because of OCP, that is something that can be changed.""We've encountered challenges when transitioning applications between these environments."

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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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  • "OpenShift with Red Hat support is pretty costly. We have done a comparison between AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Services) which provides fully managed services from AWS. It's built on open-source-based Kubernetes clusters and it is much cheaper compared to Red Hat, but it is a little expensive compared to ECS provided by AWS."
  • "It depends on who you're talking to. For a large corporation, it is acceptable, other than the significant infrastructure requirements. For a small organization, it is in no way suitable, and we'd go for Amazon's container solution."
  • "The license to use the OpenShift Container Platform is free. If you are capable with Java you can modify it."
  • "The price is slightly on the higher side. It is something that can be worked on because most of the businesses now have margins."
  • "The pricing is a bit more expensive than expected."
  • "We paid for Cloud Pak for integration. It all depends on how many VMs or how many CPUs you are using. They do the licensing based on that."
  • "We currently have an annual license renewal."
  • "It largely depends on how much money they earn from the application being deployed; you don't normally deploy an app just for the purpose of having it. You must constantly look into your revenue and how much you spend every container, minute, or hour of how much it is working."
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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 Openshift is ideal for organizations using microservices and cloud environments. I like that the platform is auto-scalable, which saves overhead time for developers. I think Openshift can be a… more »
    Top Answer:The tool's most valuable features include high availability, scalability, and security. Other features like advanced cluster management, advanced cluster security, and Red Hat Quay make it powerful… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is expensive, and I rate it an eight out of ten. There is a subscription called OpenShift Plus, which offers additional features and products the vendor provides to complement the… more »
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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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    Red Hat® OpenShift® offers a consistent hybrid cloud foundation for building and scaling containerized applications. Benefit from streamlined platform installation and upgrades from one of the enterprise Kubernetes leaders.

    Sample Customers
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Edenor, BMW, Ford, Argentine Ministry of Health
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company45%
    Media Company27%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    University9%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business89%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Linode is ranked 6th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 27 reviews while OpenShift Container Platform is ranked 1st in Container Management with 36 reviews. Linode is rated 8.8, while OpenShift Container Platform is rated 8.2. 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 OpenShift Container Platform writes "Provides automation that speeds up our process by 30% and helps us achieve zero downtime". Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Cloudflare and Cloudflare DDoS, whereas OpenShift Container Platform is most compared with Amazon EKS, VMware Tanzu Mission Control, Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE, Amazon Elastic Container Service and Diamanti.

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