We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The security features are the most valuable features of this solution."
"We really like the performance of this solution."
"I like the way this solution handles multiple SSLs in different domains while still load balancing."
"The base feature of Kemp LoadMaster load balancing ticks all the boxes but the most valuable features would be the security features Intrusion Prevention (IPS) and Web Application Firewall (WAF)."
"I like that this is a Network Load Balancer that can be used practically with any application in the backend. They have how-to guides on how to set up Kemp NLB with Exchange, but you can use it as well for Sharepoint, RDS, or any other back end server."
"The most valuable feature that I found is the load balancing feature, it is the core function of the product."
"When you configure the listening services, you can implement a lot of security features like the Edge Security Pack that intercepts the requests and processes those before they are sent to the real servers."
"The configuration is really easy and the web portal is self-explanatory."
"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."
"To make it a perfect ten out of ten it would need better connection logging. If there is an active connection, that there is better logging. It should also have better management monitoring tools."
"The GUI is rather technical and complex, so it could be improved by making it simpler and more user-friendly."
"Although Kemp is very user-friendly, it lacks a more custom configuration."
"Overall, the Kemp LoadMaster has been an all-rounder great product and stable. The free trial and virtual edition make it a breeze for any potential customer to give it a spin before actually deciding to put it on the infrastructure or even talk to the CFO."
"The product is really good as-is out of the box. If there is one thing I would change is to have the license file not be coupled with the MAC address of the device. This is actually not really useful in a virtual environment where if you have a single VM with KEMP LoadMaster and you have not set up static MAC Address, if you, for example, recreate the VM and just load the disk file on a new VM it will get new MAC address and the NLB will not work as it will not see a proper license."
"Third, the password history restriction needs improvement. For example, the password policy will restrict the user to always use a unique password combination. The password should not be reused for a minimum of three generations of passwords."
"It would be helpful if there were a way to incorporate tooltips on the fields so that we don't have to dig through documentation."
"I think there should be more visual instructions on how to configure advanced features."
"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."
"The license varies according to the number of megabits."
"Licensing is yearly and I am going to guess that it is CAN $2000.00."
"Any decent product will cost money and if you want great support and a great product, then you will want to spend the money on it."
"Nowadays, going with the virtual appliance is the easiest way and the cost is reasonable."
"They have multiple tiers of licensing and you can upgrade it easily."
"Pricing for the perpetual licensing was fair to us for the features and ease of use we received."
"This product has good value and features for the money."
"The setup cost and pricing plan is reasonable and will ultimately give you a worthy return."
"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."
Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.
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CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price.
Kemp LoadMaster is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 32 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 20 reviews. Kemp LoadMaster is rated 9.6, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Intuitive interface and can be used practically with any application in the backend". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with HAProxy, NGINX Plus, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiADC and Radware LinkProof, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, StackPath Object Storage, MinIO and Google Cloud.
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