It was 13 years ago today that Linode opened its doors and earned its first customers. Now, 13 years later, it’s amazing how much we’ve grown. According to a study by CloudHarmony, Linode is the 4th largest cloud provider to the top 10,000 Alexa websites, following only Amazon, Rackspace, and IBM. Not bad. We have helped over half a million customers, launched nearly 12 million Linode servers, and now have more than 100 employees, all while remaining independent and privately owned.
None of this would have been possible without the dedication and engagement of our employees, who care a great deal about you, our customer, and about the work we do. We’ve attracted some of the most passionate, brilliant, and handsome people I’ve ever met (BTW, we’re hiring). So, a big thanks to everyone here at Linode.
We also want to thank you for your business and support all these years. As a token of our gratitude, we’re announcing free RAM upgrades for both new and existing customers. Here’s the breakdown:
|Old Plan||New Plan||Price|
|Linode 1 GB||->||Linode 2 GB||$10/mo ($0.015/hr)|
|Linode 2 GB||->||Linode 4 GB||$20/mo ($0.03/hr)|
|Linode 4 GB||->||Linode 8 GB||$40/mo ($0.06/hr)|
|Linode 8 GB||->||Linode 12 GB||$80/mo ($0.12/hr)|
|Linode 16 GB||->||Linode 24 GB||$160/mo ($0.24/hr)|
|Linode 32 GB||->||Linode 48 GB||$320/mo ($0.48/hr)|
|Linode 48 GB||->||Linode 64 GB||$480/mo ($0.72/hr)|
|Linode 64 GB||->||Linode 80 GB||$640/mo ($0.96/hr)|
|Linode 96 GB||->||Linode 120 GB||$960/mo ($1.44/hr)|
The free upgrade is available immediately. At the top of your Linode’s dashboard you will see the upgrade banner. It should be just the press of a button and a reboot for many of you, however sometimes a migration will be required – which typically just takes a few minutes.
This upgrade is available only for KVM Linodes. Legacy Xen Linodes will have to first upgrade to KVM before being able to take advantage of the RAM upgrade. You can upgrade your Xen Linodes to KVM using the “Upgrade to KVM” link on the lower-right side of your Linode’s dashboard.
Unfortunately, since Tokyo is sold out, the upgrade is not available there. We hope to have our second Tokyo facility online before the end of this year.
In addition to the new facility, our teams are working hard on the new API (in public alpha), the new open source Linode Manager, and the significant improvements to our networking infrastructure including transit, peering, and bandwidth upgrades. We’re also very excited about our future office in Philadelphia – a beautiful neoclassical 110-year-old former bank building right at the heart of N3RD Street. Renovations are underway and we hope to be working out of there in the spring.
We continue to build upon the foundations of a company that is big enough to handle its customers’ needs but small enough to care. We hope we’re accomplishing that. You have our eternal gratitude for your business. Stay tuned for more!