The Basics

Linode
Website www.linode.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2003
Data Center Locations 24
Example Customers Panasonic, Best Buy, WayFair and Giphy
Microsoft Azure
Website azure.microsoft.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2008
Data Center Locations 66
Example Customers General Motors, NHS, Fujitsu, NBA

Cost Comparison

How do Linode's prices compare against Microsoft Azure?

Example configuration Linode Microsoft Azure
VM Small $5.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (Shared) $7.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (B1s)
VM Medium $48.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (Shared) $137.52 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (A4v2)
VM Large $114.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (Dedicated) $288.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (A8v2)
Block Storage $16.00 / mo 160 GB $9.60 / mo 128 GiB
Object Storage $20.00 / mo 1 TB $21.50 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $10.00 / mo $23.25 / mo Standard
Managed PostgreSQL $65.00 / mo 2 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB storage $131.89 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (Gen 5)
Managed Redis®* -- $39.60 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic C1)
Serverless 25M Executions -- $29.80 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 1-20 TB / mo per instance 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $5.00 $78.30

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 Linode and Microsoft Azure offer:

Service Linode Microsoft Azure
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 Linode was last updated on Feb. 8, 2024, and for Microsoft Azure on Feb. 10, 2024.