100% Resource Increase!

March 1, 2007 10:48 pm

The Big Announcement: Double the Resources![/size]

[b]100% Resource Increase![/b]

As hinted at in various threads, the big announcement is here: We’ve doubled the resources on all our Linode plans! That’s double the RAM, double the disk space, double the transfer, and double the value! 🙂

[b]Standard plans now include:[/b]

Linode 128 becomes [b]Linode 256 – 8GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 192 becomes [b]Linode 384 – 12GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 256 becomes [b]Linode 512 – 16GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 384 becomes [b]Linode 768 – 24GiB Disk[/b]
Linode 512 becomes [b]Linode 1024 – 32GiB Disk[/b]

Check the [url=http://www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm]products[/url] page for more information.

[b]Rollout and Availability[/b]

➡ [b]Fremont:[/b] Those on hosts 56 and higher have already received the upgrades. For the remaining Fremont hosts, the upgrade/migration schedule with more details will be posted soon.

➡ [b]Dallas:[/b] We’re still acquiring more datacenter space to perform these upgrades. The other option is to migrate your Linode to another datacenter (IP change) and receive the upgrades immediately. If you want to do that, please open a [url=https://www.linode.com/support/ticket_new.cfm]Support Ticket[/url].

EDIT: Dallas upgrades now available! Please see [url=http://www.linode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2711]this thread[/url].

➡ [b]Atlanta:[/b] Upgrades completed.

Fremont hosts include: hosts 9-26, 56-76
Dallas hosts include: hosts 1-8, 27-55
Atlanta hosts include: hosts 77 and up

[b]Annual Payments[/b]

Customers who pay annually also receive an additional 50% disk space on top of the new standard. Please fill out a [url=https://www.linode.com/support/tickets.cfm]support ticket[/url] if you’d like to switch to annual payments.

[b]Instructions[/b]

To take advantage of the extra space, you have a choice of:
[list][*] [b]Resizing your existing filesystem to occupy the new space[/b][list][*] Shutdown your Linode
[*] Members -> Disk Images -> Click on your root filesystem -> Enter in new size, and Save Changes
[*] Boot your Linode
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[*] [b]Creating new empty disk images[/b]
[list][*]Members -> Disk Images, scroll down to “Create an Empty Disk Image”
[*] Enter a label (for example: “disk2”)
[*] Enter in the size (use the “Storage Summary” box in the upper-right corner)
[*] Choose “ext3” for filesystem type, and Create Disk
[*] Members -> Configurations -> Click on your config
[*] Add your new “disk2” to an open /dev/ubd? slot. Save
[*] Reboot your Linode
[*] Log into your Linode, and as root: “mount /dev/ubd[insert device letter here] /path/to/mountpoint” where path/to/mountpoint is an existing directory
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[*] [b]Deploying more Linux Installations[/b][list][*]Why, just use the Distro Wizard! Experiment with a new distro or something :-)[/list]
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Thank you for your business! Enjoy!

-Chris

41 Responses

  1. Let me be the first to say thanks, and long live Linode! 🙂

  2. This is great news — really fantastic. You guys are the best.

    I’m at the Dallas datacenter — what’s the timeframe for equipment upgrades there?

    I’m not sure if I should ask to be moved, or wait it out…

  3. you know, it’s kind of funny…. i just spent the evening hanging out with another linode customer (a former roommate and good friend of mine) who asked me if dashboard.cfm was the "big announcement" that’s been rumored about. i told him it wasn’t, and boy am i glad it was [b]so[/b] much bigger than that.

    thanks, linode. and thank you, man of cake.

  4. You guys are fantastic, I can’t believe this… and it’s on top of a storage and a RAM increase not that long ago!

  5. [quote:df38256610=”astrashe2″]I’m at the Dallas datacenter — what’s the timeframe for equipment upgrades there? [/quote]
    It’s been over a month since I requested the space, and no ETA yet. I’ve been trying to get an answer from my rep there, but it’s been slow going. It’s at least weeks away, so if you want the upgrades soon you’ll need to migrate.

    -Chris

  6. Awesome! Definitely worth the suspense. 🙂

    Oh and host12 should definitely be first in Fremont. 😉

    –Angelo

  7. Hmmm nice,

    Since Sep’04:
    [b]Linode 64[/b] -> [b]Linode 80[/b] -> [b]Linode 100[/b] -> [b]Linode 128[/b] -> [b]Linode 256[/b]

    Linode.com — simply excellent!

    Cliff

  8. Yeah, I just logged in to mess with my IP address setup, and it was like: Disk usage: 50%.

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    YAH. Thanks, guys.

  9. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    This upgrade came right when I needed. Thanks a lot!

  10. Very nice, thanks caker. I’d love to migrate from Dallas to Atlanta myself but can’t with all those filtered ports in Atlanta. Any idea if that’ll be fixed, or are you stuck with it?

  11. [quote:de5289fdbd=”c1i77″]Hmmm nice,

    Since Sep’04:
    [b]Linode 64[/b] -> [b]Linode 80[/b] -> [b]Linode 100[/b] -> [b]Linode 128[/b] -> [b]Linode 256[/b]

    Linode.com — simply excellent!

    Cliff[/quote]
    I just said the same sort of thing (started with a linode64, now got a linode256)! That’s an astounding increase! That’ll make the competition think!

  12. I migrated from Dallas to Atlanta, and it went without a hitch.

    The whole process was automated, and I could control when my vps went down.

    I have my network configured manually, so I had to login on the console and edit my configs manually. But that’s easy.

    I was squeamish about it, but I can’t imagine it being easier, or going more smoothly.

  13. Awesome. Thanks.

  14. I’m on host41.linode.com and it looks like mine has increased by 50%, but the RAM hasn’t come into effect yet. I’m assuming this rollout will take place over time.

    Fantastic stuff, linode!

    Cheers, Tom

  15. @mthaddon:
    Re. the 50% extra disk: That was from the LAST upgrade. After this upgrade, it will be double THAT.

    I’m on host45, so I haven’t gotten the boost yet, but I care about keeping my 2 ip addresses constant, so I’m gonna wait it out. 😆

  16. Great news Chris, you always deliver when I’m running low on resources.

    Linode.com A+ as usual.

  17. nice

    I had noticed that other services offered better resources for the same price a few weeks back, but I wasn’t going to change because I’ve had good experiences here and bad experience with bargain-basement operations.

    Periodic resource bumps even if it goes over and above what I’ve agreed to pay for reinforce this decision.

    Moreover, when I refer colleagues/clients to you and you do this sort of thing, it makes me look good.

  18. mthaddon: RAM won’t happen whilst you’re live – you get it on reboot.

  19. Any updates on when the remaining Fremont hosts will be upgraded?

    I’m eager to start using these new resources 🙂

    I think I’m going to switch to annual payments after the upgrades to get an even bigger upgrade to disk space. That means I’m going from 4 GB to 12 GB… not bad at all! I’ll probably start using the space for backups.

  20. As it’s 10 days (in my TZ) since the last status update, any more news on Dallas?

  21. We’ve completed negotiations for two more cabinets in Dallas late last week. We’ve got servers ready to ship, with more components on order. I’m still going to say 3-4 weeks, but possibly sooner.

    We’ll start the upgrades for the remaining Fremont hosts this week (honest).

    -Chris

  22. It’s been almost two weeks, so I thought I’d bump this to ask if there is a more specific eta for us poor souls who haven’t had the resource bump yet?

    Cheers,
    Andrew

  23. Ditto. I’m waiting with bated breath!

    On another note, with all the recent upgrades, I’m now beginning to get confused on what I’ve purchased vs. what I’m now getting for my original purchase. Looking at my very first invoice (dated April 08, 2004), I purchased a Linode 384. Based on caker’s original post, that now translates to a Linode 768 host, right? And that means that disk space will be 24GB (vs. 12GB at what a 384 node is rated at now?) when the migration is finished for my host (host 11)? I’m thoroughly lost. 😕

    [quote:2ad62d80a1=”andrewjw”]It’s been almost two weeks, so I thought I’d bump this to ask if there is a more specific eta for us poor souls who haven’t had the resource bump yet?

    Cheers,
    Andrew[/quote]

  24. [quote:0a1ca129bd=”unixfool”]Ditto. I’m waiting with bated breath!

    On another note, with all the recent upgrades, I’m now beginning to get confused on what I’ve purchased vs. what I’m now getting for my original purchase. Looking at my very first invoice (dated April 08, 2004), I purchased a Linode 384. Based on caker’s original post, that now translates to a Linode 768 host, right? And that means that disk space will be 24GB (vs. 12GB at what a 384 node is rated at now?) when the migration is finished for my host (host 11)? I’m thoroughly lost. 😕
    [/quote]

    The invoices seem to have updated from what we originally purchased, I originally had a 150 but now my first invoice says 384. So since the invoices have been updated, you’re stuck with a Linode 384 unless you want to shell out the extra cash.

  25. [quote:9dacd88502=”unixfool”]Ditto. I’m waiting with bated breath!

    On another note, with all the recent upgrades, I’m now beginning to get confused on what I’ve purchased vs. what I’m now getting for my original purchase. Looking at my very first invoice (dated April 08, 2004), I purchased a Linode 384. Based on caker’s original post, that now translates to a Linode 768 host, right? And that means that disk space will be 24GB (vs. 12GB at what a 384 node is rated at now?) when the migration is finished for my host (host 11)? I’m thoroughly lost. 😕
    [/quote]

    According to:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20040401104759/www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm

    If you got a linode 384 in 2004, you got something that wasn’t even on the list. So, you must have been spending some pretty serious cash at the time.

    I got what was essentially a 64 in early 2005, and it went to an 80 (sept 28, 05), then a 100 (jun 16, 06), then a 128 (jan 18, 07), and it will now be a 256 after The Planet gets their act together. So, if you got your node in 2004, I’d say you are looking at something close to 4x whatever you originally had.

  26. [quote:22becae5d1=”andrewjw”]It’s been almost two weeks, so I thought I’d bump this to ask if there is a more specific eta for us poor souls who haven’t had the resource bump yet?[/quote]

    Dallas Update: Hosts are ready to ship to Dallas. As soon we’re told they are ready to rack them for us, it will be ~ 5 days to bring them up (ship, rack, test).

    Fremont Update: The Migration Queue tool is available for those on host9 – host26. All other Linodes in Fremont have already received the upgrade.

    Migration Queue:
    http://www.linode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2658

    -Tom

  27. If I’d been privy to that link you posted, I’d have not even asked my questions. It’s obvious from my post that I didn’t know of this, at least to me. One should wonder why invoices from 2004 would reflect recent price changes anyways, so it’s easy so assume the invoices have not been altered.

    Based on that link, and after doing the math, I bought a 96 node. Anyone know why the 2004 invoices changed?

    [quote]
    According to:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20040401104759/www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm

    If you got a linode 384 in 2004, you got something that wasn’t even on the list. So, you must have been spending some pretty serious cash at the time.

    I got what was essentially a 64 in early 2005, and it went to an 80 (sept 28, 05), then a 100 (jun 16, 06), then a 128 (jan 18, 07), and it will now be a 256 after The Planet gets their act together. So, if you got your node in 2004, I’d say you are looking at something close to 4x whatever you originally had.[/quote]

  28. [quote:c3921703df=”unixfool”]Anyone know why did the 2004 invoices changed?[/quote]
    You could chalk this one up to a design flaw. Your invoice item records point to the package, where the label is — so when the package name changes, so do old invoices. I have a note to fix this (by copying the package label into the invoice item record), but it won’t fix old invoices…

    -Chris

  29. Thanks, Chris.

    I’ve just migrated to Fremont. I also have so much more disk space to play with that I’m now planning a whole refresh.

    Every time I think I’ve seen it all in regards to stellar support, you go over the top…I’ve recommended my friends to try Linode.com and one already has and loves it. Keep up the good work and more business will come your way by word-of-mouth alone!

    Thanks again!

    [quote:5fd54175cb=”caker”][quote:5fd54175cb=”unixfool”]Anyone know why did the 2004 invoices changed?[/quote]
    You could chock this one up to a design flaw. Your invoice item records point to the package, where the label is — so when the package name changes, so do old invoices. I have a note to fix this (by copying the package label into the invoice item record), but it won’t fix old invoices…

    -Chris[/quote]

  30. Update: Never mind, I thought I was in Fremont but I am in Dallas on host29, so my upgrade is a few weeks out.

  31. Just in time! I’ve been very happy with Linode’s service, but to be honest I was thinking of switching away. I realized recently that for only a few dollars more a month, other hosting companies were offering more powerful dedicated servers. Now that the Linode is more powerful, everything is awesome! I’m going to be changing distros (gentoo->Ubuntu) and web servers (apache->lighttpd) soon, so everything will be more awesome. Thanks Linode.

  32. Just bumping this up as it’s been a couple weeks since the last update. Any news on the Dallas front?

    Regards,

    MrP

  33. New hosts are leaving for Dallas on Monday.

    If all goes according to schedule, we’re hoping to start migrations by the weekend.

    -Tom

  34. Not to sound impatient, but it’s the next Monday and the weekend is over. Are there any news about the Dallas linodes?

    Greetings (and thanks for a good service.)

  35. Here’s an edited excerpt from Monday’s IRC channel logs. It’s not good I’m afraid 😥 I’m dying for my upgrade!

    [code]
    15:38 < caker> Daniel H. – Monday April 16th, 2007; 1:05 PM CDT
    15:38 < caker> We are anticipating that your cage will be built by the end of this week. An eta on when the new servers will be racked and online is still being determined.
    15:38 * caker fumes
    16:15 < tierra> takes one to two months to approve the cages, and an additional 2 weeks past the date that all hardware arrives to actually get it put together… that’s pretty sad
    16:15 < caker> tierra: s/hardware arrives/contract signed/, but yeah…
    16:15 < caker> out of sight (no customer hardware on premises), out of mind I guess
    16:16 < caker> there’s way more to the story, but not worth going into
    16:18 < tasaro> they *should* have started the cage when the contract was signed… and I’m guessing they sub that out anyway
    16:18 < caker> what pissed me off more than anything are all the broken promises/commitments
    16:18 < caker> If they told me it would have taken this long, I would be more understanding
    16:19 < caker> tasaro has a good idea: build the cage around our racked servers :)
    16:19 * caker ‘s mood: bleh
    16:20 < caker> sorry guys…
    16:20 < tasaro> When caker called the sales rep on Thursday, he had the balls to tell him we’d be online sometime on Friday
    16:20 < caker> in his words: "Tomorrow"
    [/code]

  36. Just so everyone’s clear: All of our hardware arrived at ThePlanet in Dallas last week. They are building out our new cage (woohoo!) and have told us it will be completed by this Friday. Then, they need to install our hardware (various console / power controllers / switch, + 19 servers), so I guess add a few business days for that.

    So, that puts us into the middle of next week for the new hosts to be online. Once ThePlanet racks our servers we’re ready to go on our end.

    -Chris

  37. [quote:1ba3d70531=”caker”]Just so everyone’s clear: All of our hardware arrived at ThePlanet in Dallas last week. They are building out our new cage (woohoo!) and have told us it will be completed by this Friday. Then, they need to install our hardware (various console / power controllers / switch, + 19 servers), so I guess add a few business days for that.
    [/quote]

    Chris, i assume you’ve looked around, is there anyone out there with better customer service than ThePlanet? or is the next step just managing your own hardware?

    i use another ISP who used to have their hardware at ThePlanet. they eventually left ThePlanet because of poor service and picked up their own space at a data center where they could kick their own hardware.

  38. wonderful service.

  39. Almost had a heart-attack… LJs RSS feed redisplayed this thread just now and I was thinking "What, again?!!! I don’t believe it!" but I guess it was the edit of the head article that cause the RSS feeder to redisplay it. I was right to not believe it 🙂

  40. Yeah, I just had the same thing and thought "what the…?"

  41. This company does nothing but make me happy!

    Virtual beats actual! I have a very powerful server for very little money!

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