Storage Space Doubled!

July 25, 2013 11:43 am

We’re exceptionally pleased to announce we’re doubling the storage space on all of our plans, available immediately for new and existing customers.  Linode has implemented major upgrades to other resources recently: 8 cores and new processors, a 2x RAM increase, and the new redundant and fast network. This upgrade is yet another action in that spirit — giving you, our customers, ever more value with no price increase. That’s right. We’re doubling your disk space at no additional cost!

The new Linode lineup:

  • Linode 1GB disk space increased from 24GB to 48GB
  • Linode 2GB from 48GB to 96GB
  • Linode 4GB from 96GB to 192GB
  • Linode 8GB from 192GB to 384GB
  • Linode 16GB from 384GB to 768GB
  • Linode 32GB from 768GB to 1.5TB
  • Linode 40GB from 960GB to 1.875TB

How to upgrade

upgrade-availTo get the upgrade for your existing Linode, simply log into the Linode Manager and view your Linode’s Dashboard, where you’ll have a new “Upgrade Available” box on the right-hand side. Depending on the free capacity of your Linode’s host, the upgrade process may involve migrating your Linode to another host. This will be indicated on the upgrade page.

After you receive the resource upgrade, you can utilize the new space by resizing your existing disk images or by creating new images and attaching them to your configuration profile.

We really appreciate your business and are pleased we’re able to continually improve our services. Thank you, and enjoy!

83 Responses

  1. That’s a pretty impressive upgrade… are costs coming down or is competition going up?

    Cheers!

  2. Unbelievable – thanks for yet *another* amazing and free update. It’s very much appreciated!

    Cheers indeed! 🙂

  3. This is great news! I love these upgrade notices – I just upgraded five Linodes without a problem.

    BTW, your Recent News section on the front page of http://www.linode.com hasn’t updated since May. Don’t know if that is intentional or not, but something like this surely deserves some bragging 🙂

  4. And its time to reboot Linode again! 😀

  5. 20:35:27 up 1001 days, 21:35, 9 users, load average: 1.86, 0.92, 0.50

    …yeah, stop tempting me.

  6. Man I love you guys.

  7. @Znuff
    impressive uptime…. and I’m sorry 🙂

  8. THANK YOU!

  9. Just when I thought I would need more space! Thanks LINODE!

  10. Been waiting for it … kudos!

  11. Thanks. Great update yet again 🙂

  12. Thx… Would still love some SSD cache Acceleration soon.

  13. I only can say, Thanks.

  14. Excellent!

    Thank you so much! \o/

  15. Great… You are always awesome.. Thanks a lot 🙂

  16. @Znuff, sorry for you man, you must be running a grossly under-resourced instance i guess.

  17. Linode just keeps getting better!

  18. very good update so have to thank

  19. @Anurag: well, it’s been fine ever since I got it, my requirements haven’t changed, so it’s still performing “like brand new”. Planning on an upgrade, but now I’m not sure if I should wait until Ubuntu LTS 14.04 or upgrade to 12.04 🙂

  20. You guys are the best!!

    Simply amazing yet another time.

    Love you people <3

  21. I owe Linode lots of nights of peaceful sysadmin sleep…

    Thank you!

  22. Thank you, you guys rock 🙂

  23. Awesome! Not many things get better without a price hike. It’s nice to see Linode breaking this mold.

  24. İncredible, thank you.

  25. An Early System Admin appreciation day gift?

  26. Excellent. Thanks.

  27. thanks so much!

  28. Lets go! Linode you rock!

  29. Nice! Thank you…

  30. Thank you!

  31. WOW! Thats amazing, my linode space was nearly full. Thanks alot !

  32. I was doing some price comparisons a while back and while Linode was still cheaper I was considering moving somewhere with more space.

    The recent upgrades have satisfied me. Keep up the good work Linode.

  33. Thank you guys. You rock!!!

  34. Best. Hosting. Ever. I love you guys.

  35. Very well played Linode! Odd numbers to upgrade to.. (my OCD is killing me) but I’ll never turn down a free upgrade 😀

  36. Great news, made my day!

  37. I was actually getting online to cancel my Linode account. Not because I’m not happy or I plan on going anywhere else, but because I couldn’t justify the expense and just wanted to save some money.

    This increase got me to stay. Very well done.

  38. Great, great, great, so much great!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. You are the Best Hosting Provider I have ever seen.

  40. Oh wow, that’s fantastic. Thanks very much!

  41. Thankyou!

  42. Linode Power! Thanks friends.

  43. Just upgraded my space :). Simply Excellent.

  44. Thank you Linode! Just as I started to run my own cloud and storage space got a bit tight 😉 Upgrade was fast and easy as always. You guys are the best!

  45. Thank you Linode. Nice little surprises like are one of the reasons I stick with you. Oh, and the rock solid servers & support.
    PS: A data centre in Australia would be nice addition one day 🙂

  46. This is awesome! Although I need to start over from my 66 days uptime…

  47. Wow… after years and years and years of upgrades they still keep coming!

    Thanks, Linode. You truly are a one-of-a-kind company.

  48. Thankyou!

  49. Thank you very much. You were the best, now you are even better 🙂

  50. Love this upgrade 🙂 Will update my server asap 😀

    use linode for one of my database server.

  51. Excellent !!!!

  52. Hi Linode

    Thanks! Appreciated..

    Just a tiny suggestion, do you plan to offer flexible storage soon, similar to AWS S3?

    As we may needs small instance for our blog/web site, but a bigger storage to store the multimedia file

    Cheers
    James

  53. Thanks for a fantastic service.

  54. Am i thinking of a different provider or did linode start accepting btc recently? I dont see any mention of it so i geuss it was another provider. Am i missing something? Thx

  55. You should change your name to Amazing Linode.

    Thanks for another free upgrade.

  56. Very cool!

  57. Totally fantastic, thanks Linode 🙂

  58. Unbelievable!!!thanks linode!

  59. I have horrible uptime with Linode…. 🙂

  60. Thank you!

  61. Wow! Looks like I’ll be able to move back to Linode again now…hooray 🙂

  62. Great news! Why don’t you notify us by email when you upgrade our accounts like this?

  63. Actually after all these upgrades, I feel my Linode is not as healthy as before. The main problem is the CPU contention/steal/priority thing. “top” command often show high %st and CPU speed becomes much slower than the old L5520 host. Even when the host load is “idle”.

    I searched Linode forums and Google, that’s a problem many people suffered from recently. (There are many this kind of posts in Linode forums: https://forum.linode.com/viewtopic.php?t=9983&p=58133#p57643 )

    It almost killed my websites twice and Linode support kindly migrated my Linode to another host. But after a few weeks the performance is worse again, though not the worst yet.

    I hope this is just a bug in the CPU allocation program and could be fixed soon. (as Linode support told me.) But maybe it’s really a big mistake to increase to 8 cores when the resource is not sufficient.

    This issue should be taken seriously. Former users love Linode don’t because Linode is cheap in memory/disk/bandwidth, but because Linode once had good stable performance.

  64. @Mukdip — I had exactly the same problems as you describe. Much higher steal % and load when I migrated from former 1GB plan to 2GB and new host with new CPU. After trying all kinds of things on my end, the only thing that fixed it was upgrading to the 3TB plan.

  65. Great work linode, a satisfied customer though I hate reading about upgrades causing performance issues as commented by other users.

    Paul 🙂

  66. It’s absolutely another NextGen! Thank you very much!

  67. Awesome!
    Will be coming back to Linode after reading this!
    Just one thing to point out.
    While I’m sure that their are customers who have had poor host CPU performance, it’s obviously not an issue that’s hitting everybody. Most of the comments I’ve seen lately on the recent Linode blog posts have been happyness all round.
    Well, count me in Linode, I’m coming back!
    Power to virtualization!
    Sincerely,
    Keith.
    🙂

  68. Oh, and I’m sure that Linode is doing all they can to help you folks who have been having these issues. Chears to your tech support staff,too!

  69. Very impressive. Linode continues to lead the way. I always recommend Linode to all my friends in India over AWS and other services.

    I do hope you guys address the issue raised by mudkip and others.

  70. Truly awesome. Thanks guys. This and the quality of service & products is why you’re my number one choice.

  71. Thanks for the freebie!

  72. @Mudkip,

    I too have same feeling … my old 512MB, 20GB was rock solid, and the performance was amazing.

    After new cpu/memory upgrade , my db reports showing noticable lag …

    🙁

  73. Linode Double the Storage space for Free…

    Yes, it is true. Even looks like too good to be true. Linode announced Storage Space Doubled! The new Linode……

  74. Dang. I was actually considering a disk space upgrade. Thanks!

  75. I’ve had linode for under a year and in that time they’ve doubled RAM, storage space, and given me 100x the bandwidth. Unprecedented.

  76. i just wonder i have not enought space to use!this is crazy great!! thx!

  77. IMO, I’d say give them time. I’ve had a node or nodes for a number of years now, and Linode has consistently put quality over quantity, so to speak. I don’t think I can remember a single time I’ve had a problem where Linode was at fault, and they were not both gracious with credits and quick to solve the problem.

    Everyone knows the risks associated with change in a production environment. That’s what redundancy and backup plans are for. Of course, I don’t have any production level services on an effected linode right now, but I can certainly sympathize. With Linode it’s always been a matter of trust and understanding, and the notion that these particular geeks are interested in advancement only through integrity and respect, unlike most. We’ll see.

  78. Whoop whoop, thanks 🙂

  79. So this was the last bit in the puzzle making me able to move my 30gb from dreamhost to linode. And what a journey it have been. Should have done this LOOOOONG time ago ! 🙂

  80. Thanks linode. I was skeptical at begining as we passed trough some VPS providers that are expensive yet the services are well bellow. Keep up the good work and customers happy as you managed to do so well up till now.

  81. I know this is an old post, but it seems that in 2 years things have gone backwards (at least for new customers anyway.)

    The current Linode lineup is now:

    Linode 1GB – 24GB
    Linode 2GB – 48GB
    Linode 4GB – 96GB
    Linode 8GB – 192GB
    Linode 16GB – 384GB

    etc. I.e. the additional 50% disk space has been removed back to what it was before. Looks like it wasn’t sustainable.

    I also can’t see anyway to purchase additional storage space without upgrading the entire node – I don’t want any more CPU or RAM, but I do need some more disk space (192GB on the Linode 4GB as announced in this post would have suited me fine.)

  82. Just been reading more on your blog Linode, and didn’t realise the Linode “Cloud” and SSDs didn’t exist when this was written – so although the storage space has halved, it’s now running on SSDs – which is understandable why the additional space wasn’t sustainable.

  83. Andy: Since this post, RAM has also doubled. That Linode 1GB that came with 48GB used to cost $20. Now the $20 plan comes with 2GB of RAM. So, storage hasn’t halved, prices have 🙂

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