Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Akamai Connected Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Akamai Connected Cloud (formerly Linode) accelerates innovation with scalable and accessible Linux cloud solutions and services. These products, services, and people give developers and enterprises the flexibility and support to build, deploy, secure, and scale applications more easily from cloud to edge on Akamai's distributed network.N/A
Azure Backup
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Backup is a cloud backup service.
$5
Pricing
Akamai Connected CloudAzure Backup
Editions & Modules
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Storage in GB/Month
$0.0224 to $0.0569
per GB
Backup Instance <50GB
$5.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB
$10.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB
$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Akamai Connected CloudAzure Backup
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCPU, transfer, storage, and RAM are bundled into one price. Storage capacity can be increased with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Instant Backups can be added with complete independence to the stack. Linode NodeBalancers ensure applications are available.
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Community Pulse
Akamai Connected CloudAzure Backup
Considered Both Products
Akamai Connected Cloud
Chose Akamai Connected Cloud
Compared to AWS EC2, Linode has an easier creation of services and lots of options to pre-select and get a ready VM installed in minutes.
Azure Backup

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Akamai Connected CloudAzure Backup
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Akamai Connected Cloud
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Ratings
Azure Backup
8.7
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.46 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.49 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Akamai Connected Cloud
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Ratings
Azure Backup
8.9
11 Ratings
2% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Akamai Connected Cloud
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Ratings
Azure Backup
9.0
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.611 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SAP on IBM Cloud
SAP on IBM Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
SAP on IBM Cloud
SAP on IBM Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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User Ratings
Akamai Connected CloudAzure Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(216 ratings)
9.2
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(28 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(20 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(215 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Akamai Connected CloudAzure Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
Linode
Linode does a super job if you want to run a custom application or install your own Linux software. We installed WordPress and a radio station. They both ran smoothly. It is easy to upgrade the CPU and RAM without destroying your server. Hard drive space could have more options. We could also monitor the speed and storage.
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Microsoft
Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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Pros
Linode
  • It's super easy-to-use - set up a complete virtual environment in a few minutes.
  • Linode is the ONLY service I know that will let you DOWNSIZE a VM - super useful.
  • The price is right - spin up any size server and add additional block storage if needed.
  • Object memory is cheap and integrates very well with S3 CLIs and applications.
  • I've been very happy with the knowledgeable and friendly customer service.
  • The more recent additions of a firewall and Kubernetes is a welcome plus.
  • The load balancer ("Load Balancer") service is easy to spin up and configure.
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Microsoft
  • Azure Backup is fast! Coupled with the fact that Microsoft created Azure and Windows - these two operate phenomenally together!
  • Administering the backups inside of Azure is a breeze. The ability to mount, restore entire backups, or recover files, has been made very easy. You do not have to download any media to recover something, you do this all in the cloud and it gets mounted in Microsoft's systems. Making this process less than a quarter of the time you would have spent with your 'other' backup solutions.
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Cons
Linode
  • Some of the documentation requires some hand-holding to get started. It does explain how to do things, but sometimes finding the answer takes work.
  • Some of the settings are not obvious, or in locations that are not completely clear without experience.
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Microsoft
  • backup schedule calendar would be cool
  • Backup vaults should ask if you want to send notifications when you first set it up, there have been a couple of times when I noticed a month later that, backup job failures were not configured to send email notifications.
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Likelihood to Renew
Linode
I've been with them a long time. They provide me with the capabilities I need coupled with knowledgeable support that's not pay-for-extra. However, if I move to a non-Linux OS, the level of support by necessity will drop off. I can still ask questions about the infrastructure but I my ability to ask about OS features will decrease.
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Microsoft
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Usability
Linode
It's pretty easy for me, but I preferred their old interface before it was called 'cloud' (not a computer science term.) The new interface looks easier but I had to ask for help for things I used to be able to find myself. If someone was new to it--without having used their old interface--it might be easier for them than it originally was for me.
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Microsoft
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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Reliability and Availability
Linode
There is very little planned downtime. Whenever planned downtime is necessary I'm always given lots of advanced notice and an explanation that I can pass along to my users that they'll understand. I really appreciate that Linode appreciates my commitment to reliable service to my users. It shows that they believe they've been successful when I'm successful.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Performance
Linode
Linode is an infrastructure provider issues related to performance are really on me. Linode provides a capable infrastructure and allows me to tailor performance of the services I provide to my customers to my specific situation. Linode allows me to implement "tweaks" that, from experience, I know will do the job with little risk without a whole bunch of static from idiot support 'droids who just get in the way ("this isn't supported at the present time").
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Linode
I've asked many levels of questions. From noob how-to-setup-my-server questions to ask for more IP addresses and help in getting them set up. They always respond swiftly and relevantly. Compared to other providers, you have to bounce a couple of times with different levels of support actually to land on someone who _understands_ your problem. Other providers, even if they are actively having downtime, their support will respond hours later. Not Linode/Akamai. They are always there for you. They promise this, and they do deliver.
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Microsoft
One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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Online Training
Linode
We got kick started with an initial walkthrough along with some free credits. The initial walkthrough helped us to understand Linode's ecosystem and start our hands on with Linode. We tried out some apps from Marketplace initially with the free credits, which not only helped us understand Linode better, but also those apps. We had implemented many such apps to our customers with Linode
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Linode
We're a small organization. The implementation of our Linode solution was trivial. Once I justified a cloud server to my bosses over a co-location -- the co-lo wasn't as fast as our linode server in load tests -- it was a matter of moving one Linux implementation to another. Trivial.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Linode
We switched to Linode from Namecheap due to poor uptime, and never had any issues with stability ever again after switching. We also cut our costs in half by switching. We compared Linode to DigitalOcean and Vultr, with the primary factor that caused us to go with Linode initially being their documentation. After using Linode for 3 years, their amazing support is another reason why we wouldn't consider anyone else at this point.
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Microsoft
Azure Backup works on Azure, the most famous of the cloud systems that the whole world has switched to, which is now a very large part of the Microsoft ecosystem that we have been used to using for years. Therefore, it is less tiring to use the additional service of an infrastructure that we already use, even if it is a part of it, which can be easily integrated with existing systems, which is one of the most important issues we IT professionals pay attention to. For this reason, we wanted to swim in familiar waters instead of another brand.
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Scalability
Linode
Although I use only a fraction of their product offerings, the total set makes scalability an easy goal to shoot for. As I said, I have a few customers that use the services my Linode provides...and I like it that way. However, should I need to scale up, I can...without incurring any more cost than I need to.
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Microsoft
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Return on Investment
Linode
  • With the partnership of Linode, Configr is today the best performance hosting solution in Brazil.
  • With Linode, Configr can provide a PaaS solution without the cost of taking care of all the infrastructure issues such as IaaS.
  • Linode allowed Configr to be one of the biggest hosting companies in Brazil.
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Microsoft
  • It allowed us to have our VMs protected very quickly and with simple implementation.
  • It saved us from taking backups from Azure workloads from the on-prem environment, or even deploying a Backup environment on the cloud.
  • It has a low/'controlled' cost as you "pay-as-you-go."
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ScreenShots

Akamai Connected Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of the interface to manage all LinodesScreenshot of the Cloud Manager used to create Linode instances, manage Kubernetes clusters, add backups to Linodes, deploy Marketplace Apps, or create Object Storage buckets.Screenshot of the fully-managed container orchestration engine to deploy Kubernetes clusters.Screenshot of dedicated CPU instances that run on their own CPU cores. No sharing the processor with other instances.