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Reading about Linode Managed on their website [1] appears to be nothing more than (1) OS backups, and (2) a monitoring agent installed on the OS to report the server is up and running.

Am I missing something here?

[1] https://www.linode.com/managed/

The article also mentions proactive response to issues they discover on your behalf. FTA: "If a check fails, our experts will take immediate steps to get your systems back online as quickly as possible"

There are a number of other services listed on that page, including "Longview Pro - the professional version of our system-level statistics collection and graphing service (currently in beta)."

I got all that from reading the page you linked.

I read that as well. But having someone else log into my server to just restart it doesn't seem all that appealing to me for $100/mo.

Then you are perhaps not the target customer. Rackspace Cloud offers very nearly the same service at a similar price.

Well, compared with Rackspace's managed offering which doesn't offer either of those feature, I think it's a start.


"Up to 8 checks free from Rackspace Cloud Monitoring, for 24x7x365 monitoring of URL content, port, and ping" [1]

"File-level backups. No charge per-server. File storage: $0.10/GB/month. Bandwidth: $0.18/GB/month." [2]

[1] http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/managed_cloud/support_a/ [2] http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/support/

Rackspace's monitoring is in beta and only offers 5 minute level granularity last I checked.

Their backups you noted aren't free or included in managed cloud (they're additional).

Compared to LiquidWeb's offering [0] it doesn't seem much.

[0] http://www.liquidweb.com/support/compare.html

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