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Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.2

    Azure NetApp Files

    82%

    Linode

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure NetApp Files ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.6
    86%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    8.5
    85%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    8.2
    82%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.6
    76%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    8.7
    87%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Linode is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    Azure NetApp Files

    79%
    8 Ratings
    8.8

    Linode

    88%
    208 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Linode

    90%
    12 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Linode

    86%
    207 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Linode

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Linode

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    NetApp

    In my opinion, I would say it is more suitable to huge workloads, where you really needs the reliability and performance that a Netapp storage provides to you, larger share sizes, etc. Use cases where you really needs to store large amounts of non-structured data. It is not a cheap solution, I mean, you can find other options to store your data on the Cloud at smaller prices. So, for small companies, or companies that depends mostly on web-applications, or don't have such a specific requirements, I would not go with Azure Netapp Files.
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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

    NetApp

    • We have found that it scales very well. In some cases we had a large existing storage infrastructure and were able to migrate it while other times we started from scratch with low storage demands and Azure NetApp Files fit the bill each time.
    • We have been impressed with the replication capabailities.
    • The read and write speed when interacting with files is a major asset.
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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

    NetApp

    • It does not support file locking although its available as an add-on
    • Design is far from native and has a learning curve
    • We would like to have backup functionality built in so that we don't run into the issue where the replication process makes a copy of the corrupted data.
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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 NetApp Files

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Azure NetApp Files editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard Storage$0.14746 per GiB1
    Premium Storage$0.29419 per GiB2
    Ultra Storage$0.39274 per GiB3
    Cross Region Replication Minutes - Replication frequency is every 10 mins$0.14/GiB4
    Cross Region Replication Hourly - Replication frequency is every 1 hour$0.12/GiB5
    Cross Region Replication Daily - Replication frequency is once a day$0.11/GiB6
    Backup$0.05/GiB7
    Restore$0.02/GiB8

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Azure NetApp Files (ANF) cloud file storage service is charged per hour based on the provisioned ANF capacity. Customers can provision a minimum of 4TiB of ANF capacity and then add additional provision capacity in the increments of 1TiB. Cross Region Replication pricing varies by the desired replication frequency per unit of data, and the region of the destination volume.

    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

    NetApp

    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

    NetApp

    No answers on this topic

    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

    NetApp

    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

    NetApp

    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

    NetApp

    No answers on this topic

    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

    NetApp

    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

    NetApp

    Azure NetApp Files is very well integrated with Microsoft Azure, we use the same request methods that everyone knows from Azure. NetApp and Microsoft has built a very efficient solution that allows you to transfer virtually any service to the Microsoft public cloud. Azure NetApp Files also protects our data very well.
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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

    NetApp

    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

    NetApp

    • The main hurdle in promoting this solution is the price. Its price definitely requires an improvement. It is more expensive than other options, so customers go for a cheaper option.
    • Its security and ease of use are most valuable.
    • It is stable and scalable.
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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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