The Basics

Alibaba Cloud
Website www.alibabacloud.com
Headquarters Singapore 🇸🇬
Founded 2009
Data Center Locations 30
Example Customers Taobao, Henkel, Hang Seng Bank, Tiger Brokers
Linode
Website www.linode.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2003
Data Center Locations 24
Example Customers Panasonic, Best Buy, WayFair and Giphy

Cost Comparison

How do Alibaba Cloud's prices compare against Linode?

Example configuration Alibaba Cloud Linode
VM Small $15.21 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (ecs.xn4.small) $5.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (Shared)
VM Medium $89.79 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.xlarge) $48.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (Shared)
VM Large $170.49 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.2xlarge) $114.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (Dedicated)
Block Storage $11.20 / mo 100 GB (Enhanced SSD PL0) $16.00 / mo 160 GB
Object Storage $43.84 / mo 1 TB, 250 GB reads, 100 GB writes $20.00 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $16.56 / mo Small I (slb.s1.small) $10.00 / mo
Managed PostgreSQL $114.92 / mo 2 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (general-purpose) $65.00 / mo 2 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB storage
Managed Redis®* $43.09 / mo 1 GB Performance-enhanced (HA) --
Free egress allowance 10 GB / mo 1-20 TB / mo per instance
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $74.00 $0.074 / GB $5.00

Note: Our pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Alibaba Cloud and Linode offer:

Service Alibaba Cloud Linode
Block Storage
Content Delivery Network (CDN) --
Container Registry --
GPU-powered Servers
Load Balancer
Managed Containers --
Managed Kubernetes
Managed MySQL
Managed PostgreSQL
Managed Redis®* --
Object Storage
Serverless Cron Jobs --
Serverless Functions --
Static Sites --
Virtual Private Server (VPS) --

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Our data for Alibaba Cloud was last updated on Feb. 14, 2024, and for Linode on Feb. 8, 2024.