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Linode vs Microsoft Azure: What are the differences?

What is Linode? 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.

What is Microsoft Azure? Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios. Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

Linode and Microsoft Azure belong to "Cloud Hosting" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Linode are:

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

On the other hand, Microsoft Azure provides the following key features:

  • Use your OS, language, database, tool
  • Global datacenter footprint
  • Enterprise Grade with up to a 99.95% monthly SLA

"Extremely reliable", "Good value" and "Easy to configure" are the key factors why developers consider Linode; whereas "Scales well and quite easy", "Can use .Net or open source tools" and "Startup friendly" are the primary reasons why Microsoft Azure is favored.

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft Azure has a broader approval, being mentioned in 489 company stacks & 463 developers stacks; compared to Linode, which is listed in 129 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

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What is Linode?

Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

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What are some alternatives to Linode and Microsoft Azure?
DigitalOcean
We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.
Vultr
Strategically located in 16 datacenters around the globe and provides frictionless provisioning of public cloud, storage and single-tenant bare metal.
Heroku
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
WebFaction
No need to spend hours installing and configuring the software, database and other tools. We have over 50 one-click installers in our control panel.
Amazon EC2
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
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Business Analyst
Review ofMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Azure

Windows Azure is more difficult to configure than some other cloud based technologies, however, it makes up for it with the incredible integrations and ease of development on mobile platforms (Android, iOS and of course Windows Phone).

The Azure Web Sites is a PaaS that is very easy to setup and is pretty powerful.

If you want VMs you can have them and even program when they come online.

There are tons of ways to use this service and there are a lot of free things you can get in order to try it out. The only downside is that you have to learn a new, although very powerful, platform.

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Web Developer
Review ofLinodeLinode

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 Linode and Microsoft Azure
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MOKA Analytics uses Microsoft AzureMicrosoft Azure

We use Microsoft Azure because many of our clients are already Azure for their private cloud. Additionally, Azure supports App Service Environments (ASE), which isolates the application resources and gives us a static IP for securely accessing external resources

Additionally, MSSQL supports columnstore tables which is critical for running fast analytics over large datasets

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Daniel Kovacs uses Microsoft AzureMicrosoft Azure

My favourite cloud with all the great tools - web apps, mobile apps, storages, easy tables, blobs, app insights, cosmos DB... I think it is really usable and ergonomic. Plus point for mobile app.

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PSESD uses Microsoft AzureMicrosoft Azure

We currently host PRS and EARS on Azure as they are .Net apps, but we are currently porting these services to Scala and will be hosting them on Heroku with the other P2 SRX services.

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Onezino Gabriel uses Microsoft AzureMicrosoft Azure

Serviço utilizado para deploy de toda a infraestrutura do projeto. Colocamos todas as peças do serviço no azure, garantindo uma forma rápida e garantia de escalibilidade.

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Sean Long uses Microsoft AzureMicrosoft Azure

Blackbaud makes use of Azure and my current job is with Blackbaud. Therefore, due to the free credit and the ability to reuse tools, I rely on Azure quite a bit.

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Simon Bernier uses LinodeLinode

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

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Val Neekman uses LinodeLinode

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

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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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