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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the domain settings page.""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 virtual machine configuration tool is very helpful for setting up a new server or for modifying an existing server.""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.""Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""The solution integrates easily.""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.""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."

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"The scalability potential is very good.""The solution is stable.""The solution has a lot of good features, such as you can access the console and edit through the GUI. The dashboard and the UI are designed well, user-friendly, and easy to manage, and access.""A great UI with very good integrations.""The initial setup is simple and straightforward.""This solution is not vendor-locked, which means that we we are able to use it across all of our resources; this feature is of great value to us."

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Cons
"They don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us.""It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America.""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.""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.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""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.""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."

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"We'd like their monitoring tool to be integrated by default.""We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated.""The solution could improve by adding more features in the dashboard, such as monitoring, scanning, and security. This would be a great benefit.""We have found that the auto-secure feature of this solution doesn't always work, and could be improved to be more reliable, particularly when working with business critical applications.""Could be more intuitive."

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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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  • "There is an annual subscription. The price of the solution should be cheaper and have better pricing flexibility."
  • "The solution is free and open source but there is a fee for support."
  • "This is an open-source solution, so there are no licensing costs involved."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing-wise, I find it simple in that they give you a monthly fee, but they also charge it hourly. So, if you are using the service for a small part of the month, then you are only paying for that… more »
    Top Answer:The biggest room for improvement would be the object storage, bringing that to more data centres. At the moment, it's only in three of their many data centres. They are already working on the… more »
    Top Answer:The scalability potential is very good.
    Top Answer:I don't handle contracts or licensing costs. I can't speak to how much the solution costs. That said, it is my understanding that the pricing is very comparable to what else is in the market.
    Top Answer:We're looking for something that is even easier to use. It's a bit complicated. When you're dealing with Kubernetes, it is easier, however, there's still a lot of convoluted types of commands. 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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    Rancher Labs build innovative, open source software that makes it easy to deploy and manage containers in production on any infrastructure. We enable organizations to accelerate all aspects of their software development pipeline, from writing and testing code to running complex microservices-based applications.

    Rancher, our flagship container management platform, allows users to easily manage all aspects of running containers in development and production environments, on any infrastructure. With well over four million downloads, Rancher has quickly become the tools of choice for teams serious about running containers in production. This includes large enterprises such as Sony, IBM, Tyco, Align Technologies and more.

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    Sample Customers
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Albert Heijn, Bell, BMC, Samsung, WindStream, Johnson & Johnson
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Media Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business91%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
    November 2022
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    Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews while Rancher Labs is ranked 5th in Container Management with 6 reviews. Linode is rated 9.0, while Rancher Labs is rated 7.8. 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 Rancher Labs writes "Easy to scale with good capabilities, however, it could be easier to use". Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine and Microsoft Azure, whereas Rancher Labs is most compared with VMware Tanzu Mission Control, OpenShift Container Platform, Amazon EKS, Nutanix Kubernetes Engine NKE and Cisco Container Platform.

    We monitor all Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.