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Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.9

    Azure Backup

    89%

    Linode

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File search

    6.6
    66%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.7
    97%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    9.4

    Azure Backup

    94%

    Linode

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File organization

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device management

    9.7
    97%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    8.7

    Azure Backup

    87%

    Linode

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reliability

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    7.7
    77%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Backup is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Linode is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Azure Backup

    94%
    10 Ratings
    8.8

    Linode

    88%
    208 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Linode

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Azure Backup

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Linode

    90%
    12 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.6

    Azure Backup

    96%
    7 Ratings
    8.6

    Linode

    86%
    207 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Linode

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Linode

    I would go for Linode if the job requires a more straightforward, lean, and budget-conscious hosting solution compared to the bigger clouds like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, etc.; yet would require a more performant and reputable vendor with better support when the software being hosted is mission-critical or client-facing.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Microsoft products (especially Azure) integration (Windows/Azure SQL instances).
    • Easy to implement and to administer.
    • Friendly interface, compatible to Azure visual identity.
    • Easy to back up and restore.
    • Relatively good backup performance.
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    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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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • There are more features than you need, just learn how to do it.
    • Really, it is constantly being developed, so I don't think of anything.
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    Linode

    • I have not succeeded in using the DNS of Linode with a website not hosted in their server. I hope their DNS is as user-friendly as DO and Vultr.
    • Cloud storage user interface is not as easy as DO. I want to see their cloud storage on a pay-per-usage scheme, not monthly.
    • For VPS, I wish Linode to increase the SSD space storage of their basic VPS larger than those of competitors.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Backup

    Starting Price

    $0 per GB

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Backup editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Storage in GB/Month$0.0224 to $0.05691
    Backup Instance <50GB$5.00 + storage consumed2
    Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB$10.00 + storage consumed3
    Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Linode

    Starting Price

    $0 Monthly or Hourly

    Editions & Modules

    Linode editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Dedicated CPU 4 GB RAM$30/month or $0.05/hour1
    Dedicated CPU 8 GB RAM$60/month or $0.09/hour2

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price. 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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    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Usability

    Microsoft

    This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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    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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    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Performance

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Support Rating

    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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    Linode

    Linode provides prompt support and the technicians are able to answer complex questions regarding Linux configurations, infrastructure details and give shell commands in order to help you out where the problem really is. In some cases, when the situation demands faster action from their side, they help and work as real partners.
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    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Linode

    I wish it hadn't taken as many iterations as it did. Some of it is my own fault and some of it was related to limitations imposed on me by the programming environment I chose to use. All in all, I'd say I did a pretty good job. I'd stack my homegrown spam defenses up against anyone's!
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
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    Linode

    Linode is a simpler solution than Azure Virtual Machines. Its low cost, predictable billing, is a win for clients and its dead-simple setup is easy to get up and running quickly without training, reading copious numbers of potentially out-of-date blog posts, or going through certification processes. Linode delivers a generic VM with a recent version of ubuntu within a few minutes of signup.
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    Scalability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • The ability to provide customers with peace of mind that their VM's are protected.
    • Low cost as you only pay for the storage.
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    Linode

    • I have ditched my 1200W server and I am now running a mix of Linodes and Raspberry Pi 4s. This is saving a fortune in power bills.
    • I get to use a professional GPU for a few hours a month for tiny fraction of the cost of ownership of even a halfway decent graphics card.
    • I can have a completely fresh machine for testing on demand without spending 20mins installing a new OS or worry that some stuff up with a long running development machine may be causing me problems.
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