High-Memory Instances and $5 Linodes

February 14, 2017 12:21 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day!

While ourย standard instances offer a balance of RAM, CPU, and storage and are great for general use-cases, some workloads (and budgets) would benefit greatly from specialization. Because of these varying needs we’re announcing our first specialized instance family: high-memory instances and also a new $5 Linode. The Linode lineup grows.

High Memory Instances

High-memory instances are optimized for memory-intensive workloads like high-performance databases, in-memory caching, rendering and data processing. High-memory instances offer a higher ratio of RAM to CPU and storage, start at 16GB of memory and scale up to 200GB, and range from $60 to $960 per month. See the chart below for specifics or visit our simple pricing page.

$5 plan – Linode 1GB

We’re also introducing the Linode 1GB, our lowest priced instance ever at only $5 per month. We believe this will add a great deal of utility to our service.

Resizing

It’s worth mentioning that Linodes can be easily resized up or down, and even across instance types. Meaning, you can resize your existing Linode up in size, down in size, or even resize a standard instance to become a high-memory instance and vice-versa.

Eligibility

Legacy Xen-based Linodes are not eligible to resize into these new plans. You can easily upgrade your legacy Xen-based Linodes to our KVM platform by following the “Upgrade to KVM” link on the right side of your Linode’s dashboard.

Legacy pre-pay accounts are also not eligible for these newย plans. You can easily upgrade your account to hourly billing. Find more information here.

Linode 2GB Storage Increase

And finally, the existing Linode 2GB ($10/mo) plan is receiving a free storage upgrade from 24GiB to 30GiB. While the additional space is applied instantly to your Linode, you will need to either resize your existing disk or create a new disk to use the space.

And finally finally, we’ve also increased the outbound network speed limit on all plans to be at minimum 1000 Mbits. Existing Linodes will need to reboot to pick up the new value, that’s it!

We’re always looking for ways to improve the ease-of-use and utility of Linode and our platform, so please let us know. We hope you find these new plans useful. Stay tuned; in the coming months we’ll be releasing into beta our new Linode Manager, RESTful API, and block storage service.

Enjoy!

117 Responses

  1. It’s nice to see a $5 Linode and I’d consider using it but with 75 mbps they are next to useless for a lot of projects. The direct competition (DO, Vultr) offers 10 Gbps in some locations but at least a 1 Gbps port even on the smallest plan while with Linode I get 75 mbps (!).

  2. Great job rolling out that 5$ plan!

    Will try next time instead of DigitalOcean. 75Mbps should be more than enough for hobby stuff that I use it for.

    Another killer feature would be not charging – or charging 10x less – for turned off instances.

  3. Please linode – next feature – Allow more disk space / adding additional disks without having to double your plan!!

  4. Wow! Thanks for the $5 plan! It even has 1GB RAM!

    Any plan for storage instances or block storage?

  5. Glad to hear about block storage in pipeline.

  6. @liew We’re glad to bring that plan out! We don’t have anything to announce for block storage just yet, but we are attempting to bring a beta out in the coming months.

  7. I’m really glad to see a $5/month instance. I’ve always liked Linode’s hosting, but for a little hobby project, more than $5/month is a bit more than I’d like to pay. Now I can get more for my $5! ๐Ÿ™‚

    As for networking, while DO says that technically a VM can use up to 1gbps, the reality is that they want you to limit to 300mbps, for all droplets. I like that, with Linode, I know how much network capacity I’ve been provisioned.

  8. @alain We’re hearing you loud and clear, a block storage service is widely requested and is currently in alpha. We’re aiming to bring a beta out in the coming months.

  9. Your website is currently listing all plans as having 1000Mbps out or more. Even the $5 plan. Typo or upgrade??

  10. Hi

    The blog says network out is 75Mbps but your site says 1000Mbps for the new $5 plan. Which is correct?

  11. @Locke @Soh I just noticed that! Sweet! More mbps is better mbps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. @Soh, excellent. I have been with Linode a couple years now, and it just keeps getting better. Thank you!!

  13. @nik @mike @locke We’ve deliberated and brought the floor for all plans to have 1000Mbps. Thanks for your feedback!

  14. @Nik, think of it in terms of driving. Linode’s offering is like a 75Mbps speed limit with unlimited miles, where Vultr’s offering is a limited number of miles (you can pay overage fees) with an unadvertised speed limit. Does that mean Linode’s is inferior?

    We would need to find out what DO and Vultr’s speed limits are. Do you get a virtual 1Gbps port going out a 100Mbps physical link? Do you really get a 1Gbps link, but their connection to the internet is only a T3?

    I suppose an easier way to compare them would be to ask the question what is the total bandwidth you could send out from the linode @ 75Mbps over the course of a month? That would give you your total *outgoing* bandwidth. Then do the same with the incoming and you’d get a total transfer rate to compare it with Vultr and DO.

  15. @Dave

    Their Frankfurt location is built with multiple 10 GbE pipes. So I most of the time am able to burst 2-5 Gbps, even on crowded hostsystems.

  16. Another thing I just noticed: It says $0,0075 per hour for the $5 plan. But $0,0075 are not $5 per month ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 1000Mbps?! Is that real?! What about nodebalancers network port?

  18. Will existing Linode be able to benefit from the new 1000Mbps speed? Do they need to be upgraded or downgraded in the manager, or has it already taken effect?

  19. Great Job Linode ๐Ÿ™‚ Now you are giving some tough competitions to others. Minimum 1000 Mbps network out is a really good upgrade.

  20. @nik That’s right, you’ll accrue charges up until that monthly cap is hit (around 27-28 days in). You won’t be charged any more for the rest of that month.

  21. @diego It is certainly real and the NodeBalancers should function pretty much the way they always have: routes traffic very snappily between your backends on the port you decide.

  22. @mike Reboot your Linode to take advantage of the new upload rate.

  23. glad to see 5$ package. and still it is better than digital ocean which provides 512MB RAM with 5$ monthly package.

  24. @Soh Thanks for clarifying that! Makes sense now.

  25. Glad to here another free upgrade! Thanks, Linode ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s sad that an old Xen based instance cannot downgrade to $5 plan. I thought I could at least downgrade to save money while not moving to another DC. I still have not moved to Tokyo DC2 because I just don’t want to change my IP even with the cost of not having the free upgrade announced more than a year ago. But it seems better to move now.

    So, Linode doesn’t want to upgrade Tokyo 1 DC, does it?

  26. Nice surprise Linode, as usual!
    Happy customer here, since 2009. Time flies.

  27. @CnZhx tokyo1 is full, and will not be receiving upgrades. You must move to tokyo2 for all of the new stuff.

  28. Thanks Linode! Great to finally see some innovation and progress to keep up with the market! Implement truly private networking and the platform will be the one to beat!

  29. Per the new Linode Manager… I actually like the design of the current interface. It’s fast and puts data and usage first (not fancy design). I can get in, do stuff, and leave without much pain. It’s intuitive. I understand there’s a lot under the surface that could use a more modern approach. I would hope any new design avoids the pitfalls that some companies have taken with Web 2.0, such as: large text and empty spacing (can’t see more than a few items without having to scroll), slow asynchronous loading with lots of spinning loading icons, mobile-first to the detriment of power users (items hidden behind menus and more clicks needed to get stuff done), small pagination so it take many clicks to find items in a list, etc. The NameCheap redesign comes to mind as an example of a poor interface that, for all the warts of the old interface, was a setback in many ways.

  30. Nice! Finally. Now you really are the best in all aspects (reliability, price, performance) compared to all other major VPS providers.

    Keep it up!

  31. @mike Definitely valid things to be concerned about, things we value as well (fast and puts data and usage first), so we’ll keep those things in mind. Also, the new Linode Manager will be opensource so it’ll be customizable to anyone’s needs.

    https://github.com/Linode/manager

  32. It’s great to have this news. I hope that Linode could offer some features as snapshots (without limits like it’s right now), node balancers that support external servers and TCP traffic, and of course block storage.

  33. Ohh boy!!!
    higher outbound limit is what i have asking to linode couple of times. really appreciate for hearing my request.
    also thanks for the 5$ plan. it really came out just in time for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. Everyone comparing Linode to DO… you’d think Linode is afraid of DigitalOcean or something?

    Anyway, good for you linode. Hopefully you don’t have any more outages like today, or the 4 others in Feb you’ve had

  35. Exciting news. After being away from Linode for a couple years (moved to a much more affordable dedicated host), you’ve finally swayed us to come back. These prices and your management of the underlying hardware is the piece that makes it worth it.

    Funny you pushed these prices today, we were about to pull the trigger on DigitalOcean. DO is still attractive with block storage, but… we do have experience with you and feel that you’re going to be implementing what makes them attractive in the near term from what you’re saying.

    Can we get into a block storage alpha? If not, can you recommend a cloud storage that performs well as far as a nice pipe between services at the moment? Block storage is a real serious requirement anymore.

    Also, I know it’s splitting hairs, but can you finally give us a dark interface for the control panel??? This helps: https://userstyles.org/styles/138306/dark-linode-manager – but it sure would be nice to see a dark pro interface for all of us working late hours and in studios. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Two years ago, comparing to DO, Linode wins on CPU, Disk I/O , Networking Transfer, Bandwidth and Latency. One year ago Linode got double the memory and further pulling ahead. But it doesn’t seem ( At least looking from outside ) Linode is getting lot more customers.

    I think Linode needs to improve its image on Security and DDoS protection. Which is reason why some continue to use DO rather then Linode.

    On the High Memory instance, it looks like Linode is using the same hardware as normal instance, but setting the cost structure on memory and less on transfer / disk space. At first glance it doesn’t seem very attractive to me, but my guess is that down the road next year the Memory Instance will get 50% more memory for the same price.

    I really like the direction Linode is heading, cant wait to see block storage beta.

  37. Great news! You are doing a great job guys!

  38. Awesome news! Now I need to go restart some servers ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Woo, thanks!

    Now you just need a Toronto data center and you’ll be perfect in my eyes!

  40. That’s awesome! I love having a $5 plan to tinker with.

    That being said, if I do the math, aren’t four $5 plans a better deal than one $20 plan? You’ll get the same 4GB RAM total, but then you’ll also get 4 cores and 80GB of disk space.

  41. I know block storage is all the buzz, but how about plain ordinary storage? I love my Linode servers, but the storage space available to them is claustrophobic.

  42. When will the high storage plan introduce?

  43. //Raises hand for more storage

    32.89 GB used, 46.17 GB total
    Starting to creep up to the limit on storage!

  44. Great to see higher memory plans but the storage capacity for them is minuscule and disproportionate to the amount of memory being offered.. Prices also feel very high and possibly a little out of touch with what is being offered by other providers.. I’m happy with my current servers but would look elsewhere for high memory instances at the spec and price currently on offer..

    Looking forward to seeing what storage addon’s are in the works and what the prices are like..

    Really don’t envy the job you guys have of keeping up with what others are doing..

  45. Great news! Im a happy customer since 2011 according to your records,
    I plan to use this $5usd server to reduce some servers that does not need more performance.

    By the other side, I second the block storage. That would be a great feature from you.

    Thanks for such a great service!

    Martin

  46. @ylluminate We’re happy to hear that you’ve decided to give us another try! We have had one of our team managers reach out to you to see if there’s anything we can do to help you with and to answer your questions about the alpha.

  47. @bravonet Nothing to announce for a high storage plan, but keep your eyes peeled for our block storage beta coming in a few months.

  48. @wipeout Our research had brought us to the price points we’ve outlined, but we’re always happy to heed feedback – especially one as thoughtful as yours.

    We also appreciate the empathy! Luckily, we love the competition and the evolving marketplace ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Will check out the $5 instance for sure.

  50. Finally a $5/mo plan from Linode! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. I was your loyal customer in the past, but I left forever because you did not behave nice in the past.
    Before 2-3 years you were saying that it’s impossible to offer anything less than 20$, then anything less than 10$.
    Thanks God, there was Digital Ocean to force you get out of your bubble.

    Your marketing was failure.
    It’s very difficult to get back a client once your loose her.

    You did not appreciate our loyalty in the past and behaved without empathy at all.

  52. Get over it Mara, things change especially the declining costs of server hardware, bandwidth, etc. It may not have been feasible to offer $10 and $5 plans in the past, but it is now. Of course competition is good.

  53. Great new with the updated offerings. These changes allowed me to realign some client Linodes as well as my own personal Linodes with actual needs. Saving $5 on a few Linodes may not seem like much in and of itself — But it does free up a few bucks towards resizing upwards other nodes which could make some use of a boost. Meanwhile the $10/mo storage upgrade is also nice as sites grow in data size but not necessarily as quickly in activity to need more CPU/RAM. Same for the memory focused nodes — Though I don’t use tools like Redis on Linode (yet) its great to see an offering that is well tailored for the purpose if (when) I do need to deploy Redis to Linode for clients. A few things I’d love to see going forward:

    1. Block Storage. Glad to see this on the roadmap. I’m really looking to start using apps like OwnCloud which would benefit, and I’d really like to be able to do so with Linode. Block storage would make that possible.

    2. Per customer private VLANs, and with them the concept of a 100% private network only Linode. This would help to improve security as well as freeing up the limited supply of public IPv4 addresses which are not needed (or even desirable) on services such as a Postgres/MariaDB/Mongo DB. Save the public IPs for services which actually need them. I would happily buy private Linodes even if they meant no price discount (due to lack of outgoing bandwidth) — They’d be worthwhile even at standard pricing.

    3. Yeah I know the Linode name implies a particular flavor of kernel. But — I’d really like to see FreeBSD become an officially offered, easily deployable option alongside the current Linux flavors. Though Debian makes it easy and, so far, reliable to get rid of the horrific systemd in favor of traditional sysvinit I doubt that “workaround” will last forever. My own strong preference, and what I’ve done internally/with other providers, has been to dump Linux in favor of FreeBSD 10.x/11.x. Stable. Reliable. And no systemd. As time goes on the availability of OS options not plagued by systemd disease could become a deciding factor for new/upgraded deployments.

    Overall I’ve been very happy with Linode since moving myself and clients off the overpriced, disastrously supported, data losing wreck IBM made of SoftLayer 1.5-2 years ago. Really excited to see where Linode goes next after last year’s successful network upgrades and the coming items mentioned in the blog above. It appears Linode could have a very bright future for those of us in need of quality DC/hosting services with some higher end features, but without the massive product catalogs (and MUCH higher costs) of providers aiming primarily at the Fortune 500.

  54. Hi there,
    Thank you so much for one of the best valentines day gift! I would like to transfer my droplet and data from DigitalOcean but I do not know how to do it. Do you mind sharing an idea about it?

    Thanks.

  55. @trendyol Thanks for being here for the gift giving! There’s a couple simple ways to do it:

    1. Manually migrate using this guide

    2. Have our Professional Services team do it for you

    If you run into issues, please feel free to contact our 24/7 Support team. Also, use the code ‘linode10’ for some starting credit!

  56. A Lite Comparison between Linode and Vultr ($5 Basic Plan) Cloud VPS

    https://helloacm.com/a-lite-comparison-between-linode-and-vultr-5-basic-plan-cloud-vps/

  57. @alec This is a really well written and thought out comment. The things you’ve requested would be powerful additions, they’ll be kept in mind!

  58. @mara I’m sorry a previous experience has left you feeling as if we didn’t care. If there’s anything we can do to make things right by you, let us know.

    At the time when we stated we couldn’t offer less than $20 and less than $10 it really wasn’t feasible for us, but thanks to everyone’s continued support and feedback, it’s become possible. We upgrade and add plans as often as we do as a way to give back to everyone! We feel that an active, changing market is a healthy market, and we aren’t ashamed to say that we’re willing to make some changes to make the customer’s experience better.

  59. Creating $5 instance now!

  60. Thanks for the $5 option.

  61. @Ryan – nooooo! If they build a Toronto D/C they’ll have to start charging HST like DO did. I like paying $10/month, not $11.30/month…

  62. Excellent news.

    One area I’d like to see more effort is around provisioning hosts for Docker (e.g. a docker-machine drivers, images optimised for running docker) and related infrastructure (DNS being compatible with LetsEncrypt/ACME). Currently it’s pretty hard to do this but I’m just about grinding away at it with Linode because the performance, price and support.

    I challenge one of your product guys to install the Rancher container management service and see how easy it is to provision hosts with DO, Vultr, packet. Then compare how laborious it is to do the same with Linode. Then, to top it all off, set yourself up dynamic external DNS provided by DO with the click of a button. This is impossible with Linode DNS.

    Seems to me like linode is missing a big opportunity in the containerisation space.

    Is there somewhere I can vote for these features?

  63. I’ve been very happy with Linode for many years now. I had a small EC2 reserved instance (3 year reservation), but gave up on it after about a year. Every time they forced some kind of upgrade because of a security issue, there was downtime, often a ticket had to be filed, and it was just unpleasant. With Linode, I’ve never had any problems with their security upgrades: it just happens and all my stuff stays working.

    I tried DigitalOcean for 1-off testing VMs, because at the time they were cheaper than Linode, but their website uses TONS of 3rd-party web services. Since I use NoScript, it makes it very painful to use DO’s site: every new web page required enabling another 10 domains. I just gave up and switched to vultr.com, which was like night and day. Only downside I’ve found with vultr is that starting a new VM is kinda slow, because instead of cloning an image, they go through the whole install process.

    Now, with these cheaper VMs, I’ll just create my test nodes here. And the 1GB bandwidth is really nice. I don’t need it for everyday use, but for testing max throughput to a remote service, it’ll come in very handy.

  64. I like the $5 option. The high-ram is interesting to keep in mind, although I’m usually constrained by disk more than RAM. Two good additions to the lineup.

  65. I love you! Finally, I can switch to Linode T.T

  66. Yeah!! Block storage, for the win!

  67. Another happy customer since 2011 here.

    My biggest concern for some projects is storage. With the addition of the $5 plan, I can get almost twice the total space with 4 1GB Linodes rather than with 1 4GB Linode (which is what I currently use) and, technically, access to 4 cores and 4 TB of transfer instead of 3 TB using only 1 node, for the same price! Now I just need to find an efficient way to distribute the files among the nodes or wait for Linode to consider this disbalance on the features of their Linode plans and adjust them.

  68. Great surprise! Keep up the excellent service.
    Happy customer since 2010.

  69. For me memory upgrades are largely useless, my system is running well below 512meg and that isn’t going to change. What would be useful is better storage options.

  70. @Vlad Also another TB of data transfer due to pooled bandwidth availability.

    Regardless I was happy to see this change. Looks good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  71. Please don’t mess up your wonderful manager interface! Many of us browse the web with NoScript and try to avoid as much JavaScript nonsense as possible. The current Linode manager is one of biggest strengths over the other cloud providers!

    If you can’t use a site with JavaScript disabled, the site is probably not worth using!

  72. Awesome! Now I can start deploying my next Rails 5 app using Ansible on Linode now. Thank you for the $5 instance.

  73. Looking very good benchmark wise compared to your competitors https://community.centminmod.com/threads/kvm-vps-benchmarks-5-month-digitalocean-vs-vultr-vs-linode.10437/ ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. First of all, very glad to see this upgrade and improvement.

    However, I will second @skina about the docker stuff and also, I would like to see some features, such floating IP, docker driver, UI based firewall (like AWS), etc, to allow developers to turn the server management job into automatic mode. Nowadays, more and more developers become to indie hackers (www.indiehackers.com) to start building small services make small money, I would say, this is a big opportunity for the next 5 years for cloud providers (evidence? AWS relased Amazon Lightsail), and I can tell DO smells that and really getting started work on it too (Block storage, Floating IP, native Docker driver). I say this because, I hope you can do well.

    BTW, If you mention “Cloud Hosting for Developers” on your landing page, why you don’t do it for us?

    Great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. We’ve had floating IPs since 2007. See: https://www.linode.com/docs/networking/remote-access#configuring-ip-failover

    You can do dynamic DNS with a one-liner wget or curl. See the [remote_addr] special value for ‘Target’ on domain.resource.update API call: https://www.linode.com/api/dns/domain.resource.update

    We’ll look into Rancher and other docker options for sure. Thanks for the feedback.

  76. If you’re going to be looking at rancher @caker, you might be better served looking at KuberDock that was just open sourced: https://github.com/cloudlinux/kuberdock-platform

  77. I’m on a pre paid basis… I’m not eligible for this offer.. I have to keep my other servers on serverpronto.com and digitalocean, then…. bad for you…

  78. Will stay with Amazon until you have server in Sydney or every better Brisbane.

  79. +1 for skina, I think too that Linode is missing a big opportunity in the containerisation space. Specialised distro for containers (like CoreOS) are not available out of the box, it requires a lots of manual step to install, very hard to automatize (loosing the automatic private IP networking configuration….). We have a 30+ nodes in our Kubernetes cluster on Linode, it’s very hard to manage and to scale on demand. To be honest, we’re evaluating moving to Google Cloud because of this, we love Linode but not really a solution when you start working with containers at big scale ๐Ÿ™

  80. Great to see the lineup grows. Any plans to add GPU instances anytime soon?

  81. I have a great need for servers in Russia and Brazil, as I have many users in those two countries. Please let me know if these two countries will ever be considered for datacenters.

    Thank you,
    Daniel Metlitski

  82. Could you consider supporting shrinking Raw Disk files?
    Or consider a new disk type called a “MBR Disk” (and allow Raw Disks to be changed to it) where it checks the MBR for free space at the end and allows shrinking accordingly?

  83. Great stuff. Like the progress. Although, I would really recommend to update the design a bit. You don’t have to go all fancy. But your design needs a hug once in a while. I think that time has arrived ๐Ÿ˜‰

  84. You are brilliant,
    considering shifting some EC2 nano to $5 plans.

    Thank you

  85. @eddy We certainly will put this into consideration. In the mean time we do have something that may help, Linode Images. You’d do the disk installation to get the disk in the condition you want for a skeleton, then make an image to deploy across your server fleet at need.

  86. @ran Nothing to announce regarding GPU instances, but we’ll add that to the request list.

  87. @dave Expect an updated, opensource manager sometime in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you want to tinker around with our pre-alpha version, you can find it here

  88. @Soh
    regarding image, in that official doc says
    “limit of 2GB per Image, with a total of 10GB total Image storage and 3 Images per account.”
    if 2gb per image is max, 3 images will be 6gb maximum. then how come 10gb is the total image storage?

    also linode should consider increasing this 2GB limit. for a ubuntu 16.04 just the OS tooks around 2 GB. i just wanted to have some basic configuration with some must need security in an image so that i can deploy that every time i need to add a server. but 2gb is not sufficient. at least add another GB to that limit.

  89. How about high CPU and high HDD linodes? Or a way for the customers to create custom?

  90. @tarek

    Those are the default limits but we’re always willing to help our customers, if possible. The intention of the images was to provide a skeleton the user can create and use, so we can’t increase the amount too much, but if a customer needs an additional image slot or to raise the size of the disk just a small amount (maybe even that 1GB you need), we take it into consideration and may accommodate. Sending a ticket would get you to the team that would handle such a request.

    The Ubuntu 16.04 LTS distro image should be clocking in around 700 MB, we try to keep the image as bare boned as possible, but if the distro sizes increase across the board a reconsideration of the limits isn’t off the table.

  91. @nick

    Nothing to announce for such plans, but block storage is currently being worked on – that might sate the high HDD needs. No date on that just yet, but expect a beta in the coming months.

  92. I second the request for being able to increase storage without jumping to the next plan!

  93. +1 for a supported docker-machine driver. Linode images is proprietary and doesn’t work in local dev environments. AWS, DO, Google and Azure are all supported out of the box.
    Currently you need a custom kernel and use an unsupported driver etc…. It’s the main reason we left Linode. We would have stayed otherwise.

  94. I love Linode so much. Since I run only my blog and test some small apps on my server I really wanted a $5 plan from Linode and personally contacted support if there’s any such package. Guess, I can now finally move my server from Digital Ocean to Linode!

  95. Well the $5 plan is what I’ve been waiting for to make a decision between Linode and DO. Linode is looking a lot more attractive now.

  96. I am also looking for “Per customer private VLANs, and with them the concept of a 100% private network only Linode” as Alec requested. This would allow me to migrate my apps from the current setup (colocated hardware in a datacenter) to Linode.

  97. Congrats guys!

    I’ve been a loyal customer since 2005, am impressed that you still hold the best value after AWS, Google, Azure and DigitalOcean entered into the market.

    Do things that those big guys can’t do – which is keep things bare minimum. Don’t rush to go high up in the stack. Know your strength. And I’m sure you’re going to continue to win us!

  98. Well, I resized my disk to a total of 20480 megabytes, including swap, but ‘resize’ still will not let me change my linode from the 2048 plan to the 1024 plan. 20GB should be 20480 megabytes I believe – the 2048 plan’s 30GB was equivalent to 30720MB.

  99. Basically, I think $5 plan is quite attractive, especially for someone who wanna do a quick POC. Then he might wanna estimate this plan

  100. This absolutely kicks butt, you guys rock! Thanks Linode!

  101. Block storage is nice to hear, but what would be even nicer is object storage – like S3, but probably implemented as Openstack Swift. Very versatile, generally cheaper.

  102. Thank you for the additional options. Is there somewhere which describes “conceptually” how these new system might be used. Marketing designed these new offerings because customers were asking for them based of general system needs. Without being technical, what types of things were people asking for?
    $5 – LDAP server, host quickbooks, hosting simple wordpress, etc…
    High Memory – Mail server, PBX, etc…

    Maybe next time you give away something like “Linode 2GB Storage Increase” for free you could build in an option for people to voluntarily tell you what they are using it for in generic terms. Lastly, use the information to create a decision tree with the disclaimer about the source of info.

  103. take my money!!

  104. AWESOME!! I’m using Linode for 5 years, without any problem! You were always nice!

  105. Great Linode!
    I’m using DO, Vultr, Linode and Dediserve. And I need to say, by my heart : Linode is Greater Than All.
    PS: hope Datacenter at Hong Kong coming soon ( i’m from Vietnam )

  106. Little disappointed with the limited high memory node options. I think Linode should let us increase the disk and memory to our existing instances. I don’t see how I can afford to upgrade my existing server to these high memory instances. There is no 4 core, 32 GB option. So I want to stick to 4 core, my only option is 60GB memory.

  107. Well done on rolling that one out.
    I’ll start using you guys instead of ServerHub.

    Thank you so much!!!!

  108. The one thing holding me back from expanding my Linode presence (already at 30 instances) is private network support. It’s just too hard for us to automatically spool up nodes and connect them privately since I have to update the iptables rules on EACH node just to spool up one more!

  109. I agree with James’ comment above:

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    Block storage is nice to hear, but what would be even nicer is object storage โ€“ like S3, but probably implemented as Openstack Swift. Very versatile, generally cheaper.
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  110. @greg What I do to work around the private network thing is have ansible configure ufw (or iptables) rules based on my linode inventory. It was a minor pain at first but now it’s pretty automatic

  111. The block storage is really exciting and would allow us to move more services off of other providers. One disappointment for me was that DO’s block storage is still on pricey SSD.

    I think it’s fairly obvious that people want the option of a secondary tier of cheaper storage since we’ve already got SSD on the instance

  112. wonderful upgrades…. now i can use linode

  113. Regarding my earlier comment: A small step in the right direction would be to make it easy to set up docker machines with aufs or overlay storage drivers. Just trying to do this for a new machine and it’s a nightmare. An updated guide on how to install production-ready Docker on linode would be much appreciated.

  114. Just tried this method of getting Docker running with aufs and it worked: http://lukeberndt.com/2016/getting-docker-up-on-linode-with-ubuntu-16-04/

  115. What Alain Richardt said. What I really want is to be able to buy more storage for some instances.

  116. You guys are the best, i love your plan.

  117. like a lot others we really need some way of easily creating private networking yap we can even give up a public ip for all of our linode except the nodebalancer

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