What are some alternatives?
When comparing Archipel and Linode, you can also consider the following products
Virtualizor - Virtualizor is a powerful web based VPS Control Panel.
DigitalOcean - Simplifying cloud hosting. Deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds.
Proxmox Virtual Environment - Proxmox VE is an open-source server virtualization platform to manage KVM virtual machines, LXC, software-defined storage and networking, HA clustering, and multiple other out-of-the-box tools on a single solution.
Vultr - VULTR Global Cloud Hosting - Brilliantly Fast SSD VPS Cloud Servers. 100% KVM Virtualization
Xen Orchestra - A complete web UI for controlling a XenServer or Xen infrastructure.
Microsoft Azure - Windows Azure and SQL Azure enable you to build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters.