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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud vs. Linode and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"This platform is popular with technical users because of the abilities for customization and fine-tuning performance.""This is a solution that's so easy to expand when you need it to. It's the best I've ever seen. It's much better than Azure.""It's robust, and it has a wide reach in terms of office applications including storage.""Simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer.""You can just connect and start using it through a browser within a few minutes.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""I like it because it's convenient. Google Cloud is also stable and scalable. The technical support is good as well.""I like that it is simple to use."

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"I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent.""Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple.""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.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""The creation of instances is very good, as is their interface which is not complex and is easy to use. With the dashboard it is easy to create a new instance and add your favorite things. You can add Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS, or any flavor of operating system. You can select the RAM for your instance as well.""Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page."

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"The ease-of-use could be improved for less technical users.""The management side for the database needs some work. Currently, you do everything from the APP. It would be nice to have an interface where you can go in and maintain data and deal with records and do something online.""There are issues with stability.""Could provide more services.""Monitoring and usage reporting could be improved.""If there were more documentation and training, it would be very helpful in explaining the underlying processes.""I would improve the integration with other devices such as smartphones. It is integrated in our company, but I think it could be improved.""It could have a reporting tool included."

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"It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""They could have more international servers. There are certain places throughout Europe and Eastern Europe which are very open to doing a lot of technology business, such as Romania. Romania is very open to technology. At other service providers, I have stuff in Romania. I think there are some Eastern European locations that would be more open to it. So, if they could have more European points of presence, that would be more helpful.""I would like Linode (without cluttering things) to provide some type of DevOps workflow where people are configuring their pipelines from running their tests and deploying to their test server. Once approved by clicking a button, it just gets deployed to production. I would like something like Azure DevOps, which we use for large applications, and would be something nice to have in Linode.""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.""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.""Everything is up-to-date for a small business. But for big business, they need to improve certain things. For example, there should be better security.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""The suitability of this solution depends on the features that you need. If you're an Uber-sized company then you're probably not going to want to start using Linode. If you are a large-sized organization then you're going to want to start using one of the bigger providers that gives you the scalability and the feature set that you are probably going to be needing in the future."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Google cloud is less expensive than other comparable solutions.""The licensing for Google Cloud seems to be quite cheap and they're actually quite reasonable in comparison to Azure, which, as it turns out, is quite expensive. Even though Azure has a data center in South Africa it's still quite costly. There's no scaling, so if you go with the VM, you pay 2500 Rand. When you add another VM, it's another 2500 Rand even though you don't use the whole thing. With Google, you can go up as incrementally as you need to, even if it's just 30 Rand.""The best part of Google Cloud is that it is cheaper than the competitors.""The licensing cost is based on the capacity we use.""It's not really an expensive solution, but it would be better if there were more flexibility in the pricing model.""I am not familiar with the pricing, but I would guess that it is probably cheaper than Microsoft Suite""It has a monthly subscription. The customers pay based on the usage."

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"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.""When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month.""The value for the price is really good.""Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is stable. It is easy to learn and very straightforward.
Top Answer: They need to improve the costing for predictive analytics, which is mainly related to the tools that come with AI. They also need to improve the BigQuery cost optimization and the visualization. Their… more »
Top Answer: We build solutions based on the Google platform. We don't create solutions for ourselves. We create them for our customers. We are using it specifically for our machine learning and data analytics. We… more »
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 »
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Build scalable apps. Use Google's global, reliable infrastructure. Securely manage enterprise data. Get insights from data faster. Whatever you're solving for, Google Cloud can help.


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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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Educational Organization29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider34%
Construction Company5%
Media Company4%
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Small Business62%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business89%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud vs. Linode and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,244 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Cloud is ranked 5th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 13 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 20 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.4, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "A cloud service that will please more technically-minded users which is making strides with ease-of-use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Google Cloud is most compared with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, SAP Business One on AWS and VMware Tanzu Application Service, whereas Linode is most compared with Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, StackPath Object Storage, MinIO and NGINX Plus. See our Google Cloud vs. Linode report.

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