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Amazon VPC vs Linode: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon VPC as "Provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud and launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define". You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. You can easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC. On the other hand, Linode is detailed as "Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud". Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.

Amazon VPC can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Private Cloud" category, while Linode is grouped under "Cloud Hosting".

Some of the features offered by Amazon VPC are:

  • Create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud on AWS's scalable infrastructure, and specify its private IP address range from any range you choose.
  • Divide your VPC’s private IP address range into one or more public or private subnets to facilitate running applications and services in your VPC.
  • Control inbound and outbound access to and from individual subnets using network access control lists.

On the other hand, Linode provides the following key features:

  • Deploy multiple Linux distributions
  • Create Configuration Profiles which associate disk images and device nodes
  • Boot between configuration profiles

"Secure" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon VPC over the competitors, whereas "Extremely reliable" was stated as the key factor in picking Linode.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon VPC has a broader approval, being mentioned in 298 company stacks & 76 developers stacks; compared to Linode, which is listed in 129 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

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What is Amazon VPC?

You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. You can easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC.

What is Linode?

Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.
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    What are some alternatives to Amazon VPC and Linode?
    OpenStack
    OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
    OpenVPN
    It provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers. Our VPN Server software solution can be deployed on-premises using standard servers or virtual appliances, or on the cloud.
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    Web Developer
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    My primary OS is LINUX, Linode gives me everything I need in hosting service.

    Enough RAM for the price, high speed network and CPUs.

    How developers use Amazon VPC and Linode
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    Instagram uses Amazon VPCAmazon VPC

    VPC launched in mid 2009 as a companion product to the existing EC2 offering, though it quickly became considered to be EC2 2.0, as it remedied many of the commonly accepted EC2 downfalls. At face value, the migration didn’t seem conceptually difficult, as VPC was just another software abstraction on top of the same hardware, yet it was much more complex, with a few main issues:

    • You cannot migrate a running instance.
    • AWS offers no migration plan.
    • EC2 and VPC do not share security groups.

    This last point lingered in our heads as we tried to come up with a solution. What would it take to make EC2 and VPC talk to each other as if the security groups could negotiate? It seemed insurmountable: we had thousands of running instances in EC2 and we could not take any downtime. We were looking for a solution that would allow us to migrate at our own pace, moving partial and full tiers as needed, with secure communication between both sides.

    So, we created Neti, a dynamic iptables-based firewall manipulation daemon, written in Python, and backed by Zookeeper.

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    Karma uses Amazon VPCAmazon VPC

    Our architecture is running in Amazon VPC. That's actually what we started with and we're still very happy with. We’re pretty much tied into the entire platform.

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    Praveen Pavithran uses Amazon VPCAmazon VPC

    The DB and some servers on a separate sub-net in the VPC. This ensures access to these servers are denied from any other machine than the VPC.

    Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
    Volkan Özçelik uses Amazon VPCAmazon VPC

    With VCP, you can secure and segment your nodes.

    It is easy to manage, flexible, and gives great control over your virtual infrastructure.

    Avatar of Olo
    Olo uses Amazon VPCAmazon VPC

    Build & Deployment tools; Development, Sandbox and Business Continuity environments; ad hoc processing workers

    Avatar of Simon Bernier
    Simon Bernier uses LinodeLinode

    One production linode, and a staging linode that I turn on when I need it.

    Avatar of Val Neekman
    Val Neekman uses LinodeLinode

    Linode is used for load balancer, web server, database server etc.

    Avatar of 4 All Digital ltd
    4 All Digital ltd uses LinodeLinode

    Linux images for hosting docker

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    TOMIS uses LinodeLinode

    Hardware for our servers

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    dotmos uses LinodeLinode

    Hosts our HTTP servers.

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