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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup

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.
Ismael Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linode

I am sure Google, Microsoft and Amazon's services are probably more cost effective in the long term or possibly the very short term. But if you don't have an entire tech team behind you or the time to figure out the cost calculator Linode is a good option. They are also currently pretty competitive on price.If you are a competent Linux user then these VMs are a good option. I have now switched all my webservices to a $5/mo Nanode and it is serving me well.If you do not have the knowledge to install Apache and some internet security then possibly not the best option.If you are a Blender user and want to rent an NVidia RTX 6000 (or 4) for a few hours then it is also a good option
P Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Azure Backup
9.0
Linode
Versioning
Azure Backup
9.2
Linode
Video files
Azure Backup
8.0
Linode
Audio files
Azure Backup
8.3
Linode
Document collaboration
Azure Backup
9.9
Linode
Access control
Azure Backup
9.5
Linode
File search
Azure Backup
8.7
Linode
Device sync
Azure Backup
9.7
Linode

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Azure Backup
9.3
Linode
User and role management
Azure Backup
9.4
Linode
File organization
Azure Backup
9.3
Linode
Device management
Azure Backup
9.2
Linode

Cloud Storage Platform

Azure Backup
9.0
Linode
Performance
Azure Backup
9.0
Linode
Reliability
Azure Backup
9.5
Linode
Storage Reports
Azure Backup
8.4
Linode

Pros

Azure Backup

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linode

  • Exceptional uptime and reliability.
  • Easy to use control panel.
  • Ability to install various operating systems, fully customizable to your own needs.
  • Kept informed about any upcoming hardware maintenance with the ability to adjust the maintenance window to better serve our needs.
  • Easy automated backups at the touch of a button.
  • Affordable, excellent prices and package options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Backup

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linode

  • Should consider allowing/supporting *BSD & OpenSolaris/IllumOS Unixes in their choices of .ISOs.
  • Should be a little more speedy updating non-systemd (real server) GNU/Linux .ISOs
  • For the number of servers they administer, might consider enlarging their team, but their current customer support team is more than adequate.
David Chmelik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linode

Linode 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Linode is perfect for what it offers: The UI is a great start. Managing DNS is straightforward. The API is simple and well documented. Everything just works. The performance of the VMs is good and global coverage is more than sufficient for me. Private Layer 2 networking is the only feature I miss which would be really adding value.
Harald Kubota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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").
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linode

Linode 8.5
Based on 184 answers
The support is always responsive and is able to help with all my queries so far with a professional and efficient manner. There is no comparison to other companies, they are the best at customer support and I am satisfied completely with their efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 8.7
Based on 5 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Backup

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!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Linode

I'd say Linode's main competition is DigitalOcean, I always liked to use Linode instead of DigitalOcean, even though [DigitalOcean's] website looked more professional, and their panel was more robust. Nowadays though Linode has gotten much better but they can do more for sure. Comparing infrastructure and servers together I didn't see much difference for my use cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Backup

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

Linode

  • Linode can be spun up so fast it is easy to jump right in.
  • Linode gives true console access, which AWS does not! That means things like single user mode and disk repairs (if even necessary) are actually possible. You can treat your machine like a pet, not cattle, if you want.
  • Linode has a fantastic mechanism for creating snapshots easily and affordably, and without shutting down the system; it's nice to know that safety net (and it works, btw) is there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Azure Backup

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
Storage in GB/Month$0.0224 to $0.05691
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
  1. per GB
Additional Pricing Details

Linode

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Linode Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup
9.2
Linode
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup
Linode
9.1

Usability

Azure Backup
8.0
Linode
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Azure Backup
Linode
9.1

Performance

Azure Backup
Linode
9.1

Support Rating

Azure Backup
9.1
Linode
8.5

Implementation Rating

Azure Backup
Linode
8.7

Scalability

Azure Backup
Linode
9.1

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