Linode turns 14!

June 16, 2017 12:31 pm

We’re celebrating our 14th birthday!

We’d like to thank you, our customers, for your business and support. I’d also like to thank our entire staff for their dedication and commitment to you and to each other. We’ve got a great team helping great customers. Shameless plug: we’re hiring!

It’s been a busy year – we’ve kept our heads down working on many efforts. Here are some highlights:

Linode Block Storage service (in beta)

The Linode Block Storage service allows you to create and attach additional storage volumes to your Linode instances. Block Storage Volumes are highly available, fast, and inexpensive – $0.10 per GB (free during the beta).

The Block Storage service is currently in beta, in the Newark region only. We welcome any and all feedback, so if you’re interested in trying it out (it’s free!) or want to learn more, please see the original announcement for details.

New API and Linode Manager (both early access)

The new Linode API (documentation | announcement) is a RESTful, modern implementation for Linode’s services. It will become the foundation of all current and future services.

The new Linode Manager is an open source, in-browser application.ย Our objectives for the new Manager are simplicity, great UI/UX, a streamlining of many of the existing workflows, and to build this as the platform for our future.

Both the API and the new Manager are still in active development, however you can use it right now. Again, we appreciate all feedback!

API Documentation: https://developers.linode.com/
New Linode Manager: https://cloud.linode.com/

Linode’s Global Network

In continuation of the work mentioned in our last networking post, our network engineering team has been busy building out Linode’s global backbone. We’re building our own transit backbone across the planet. More on that in an upcoming blog post next week.

Dallas2

We’ve expanded our Dallas, TX region with the opening of a second Dallas datacenter. This is a brand new, state of the art facility, and is seamlessly integrated into our Dallas region. There are already thousands of customers in this new facility. More detailed information in an upcoming blog post.

New Office

In addition to all of the hard work our core team at Linode has been working on over the past several months, weโ€™ve also had a team of Linode contractors hard at work on our new office space in Old City Philadelphia. Progress is moving fast and our team is excited about moving into our newly restored digs at the end of this year. Once weโ€™ve moved in, we welcome you to come pay us a visit if you happen to be in the city!

Thank you again for your support over the last 14 years. We are eternally grateful for each and every one of you.

Sincerely,

Christopher S. Aker, CEO

40 Responses

  1. You are hiring, but I assume you are not hiring for any remote only positions?

  2. @Ilkka Thank you for asking, you would be correct – we are not currently looking for remote positions.

  3. Happy birthday Linode!

  4. The new Cloud manager requires hourly billing accounts? I hope this hourly billing is not the direction all of Linode is headed as opposed to the all you can eat monthly model. But at this point it said I’m on a legacy account and need to convert to hourly billing to log in.

  5. Yay! Give everyone a hug, from me!

  6. Happy birthday, Linode!

  7. Awesome! Happy birthday, Linode!

  8. Artem, the hourly billing model is actually a better deal than monthly. It’s still “all you can eat” but billed for the time you have the service, as opposed to buying a month in advance.

    Further reading: https://www.linode.com/docs/platform/billing-and-payments#how-hourly-billing-works

  9. @artem Each plan on the new metered billing has a cap per month, you won’t pay more on for your services on that billing type compared to the legacy prepaid model.

  10. Hey Linode! Happy Birthday! We’re excited about block storage here! If all goes well, is there a vague ETA for rolling out block storage in other data centers? **cough** Fremont **cough cough**

  11. @Alex, @Soh, there’s a few of us lucky folks who are grandfathered in to a percent discount on our monthly plans. That’s probably Artem’s concern.

  12. @artem Hourly is so much better than the old monthly model. I would expect Linode to continue to limit new features/upgrades to hourly accounts only.

  13. Good times! Happy Birthday!

  14. @trevor No ETA yet, sorry!

  15. Happy birthday Linode!

    The new portal looks fantastic! So far it’s very quick and nice to look at. I’m going to try out the block storage shortly!

  16. @Jay After all the hard work that has been done, your comment means a lot – thank you!

  17. Any plan to look at the odd pricing discrepancy for disk, bandwidth and CPU cores? 4GB linodes are not 4x better than 1GB, and the 12GB is incredibly poor value by comparison ๐Ÿ™

  18. @Ben We’re always looking to upgrade and rework plans. The current plans available (aside from the recently released high memory plans and the $5 plan) have each had multiple upgrades, keeping their price point while upgrading their allotted resources. We plan to continue that trend ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Is Glish currently not available in the beta Manager?
    Also, do you plan on phasing out the classic, lo-fi manager?

  20. Wow! Just, wow! Is it really another birthday for you folks already? And wow, a 14th birthday to boot! Well, Linode, what else can I say, but, Happy 14th anniversary of existence! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Whoa! Philly? I’ll be over when you open, I’m over in University City. Where in Old City are you at?

  22. Happy 14th birthday! Looking great!

  23. Wooow, the new mananger looks awesome! Wonderful job!

  24. Happy 14th Birthday Linode ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks Like a Bright Future is Ahead. Keep it up.

  25. The manager looks great. Is there going to be a link to Longview? That’s actually mostly what I use the manager for.

  26. @William Glish isn’t available in it just yet, but it will be. No ETA on that just yet.

    We don’t have anything to announce regarding phasing out the classic manager, but you should expect all important functionalities on the new manager if that did come about.

  27. @Greg We’re incredibly excited for the new office! You’ll find us at the old bank on N3rd street:

    https://technical.ly/philly/2015/12/11/linode-real-world-philadelphia-office/

  28. Really looking forward to block storage in Singapore!! Thanks team.

  29. Hi, I sent feedback about the new linode manager to the feedback address but I got a bounce message:

    “We’re writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (devs) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group”.

    Should I just ignore this, or do I need to e-mail someone else? Thanks!

  30. @Ben Sorry to hear that isn’t working, please feel free to either make a forum post or open a ticket with us with the feedback. We can forward that to our Dev team. Thank you!

  31. Happy B’Day

    Do you have any plan for Cloud Firewalls?

  32. Why do your plans have an inverse volume discount? Spending $20 on a server gets you far less resources than spending $5 four times.

    Examples.
    Bandwidth:
    $5 server: $5 / TB.
    $10 server: $5 / TB.
    $20 server: $6.6 / TB.
    $40 server: $10 / TB.
    Storage:
    $5 server: $0.25 / GB.
    $10 server: $0.33 / GB.
    $20 server: $0.42 / GB.
    $40 server: $0.42 / GB.

    Something is clearly not right here, a plan that costs twice as much should come with exactly twice the resources, or more, definitely not less.

  33. Happy 14th birthday! Live long and prosper ๐Ÿ™‚

    (need to swicth to hourly billing to test the new manager…)

  34. @sss Thank you! We currently don’t have any plans for a firewall service, but it certainly is in the request list ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. @John: Well, you’re free to go find another reputable VPS host that scales their resources by price the way you seem to think Linode should. Gonna take you a while.

  36. Do you have any promo t-shirts available?

  37. We do! Please either open a ticket or send a message over FB with your billing info + shirt size and we’ll take care of you.

  38. “Weโ€™re building our own transit backbone across the planet. More on that in an upcoming blog post next week.”

    It’s been over a week, where is the new blog post regarding the network upgrades?

  39. Gratz, linode! I switched to you for my dev/honeypot years ago, and am glad I did! Stable, prompt updates and alerts. Perfectly meets my vps needs!

    Love the vagrant linode support as well! Makes dev instances a breeze.

  40. If I’m forced to switch to hourly billing to use new services then I will plan to switch to AWS. Thanks.

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