Linode Toronto Data Center Now Available

April 30, 2019 12:55 pm

We’re excited to announce the opening of our newest data center in Toronto, Canada. Linode Toronto is our 9th global data center and will allow our Canadian customers to deploy cloud workloads on Canadian soil.

Roughly one-third of Canada’s developer community calls Toronto home, making it a natural fit for our newest data center and the tens of thousands of Canadian customers who rely on us. Toronto includes availability of all Linode features and services similar to our other data centers at standard Linode pricing. Additionally, it was built using our latest server builds and is connected to our global backbone.

Linode Toronto also satisfies the in-country data compliance requirements of the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) and Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”). For more information, please consult our Compliance, Terms of Service, and Privacy documentation.

Customers with Linodes in other data centers wishing to move to Toronto can clone them to the new facility. The cloning method is recommended since you’ll be able to stage your services on a new IP address before changing your DNS records. Alternatively, you can open a Support ticket and we can configure a migration for you. For new Linodes, simply choose “Toronto” as the location when creating your cloud instance.

And in case you missed it, we recently announced Dedicated CPU plans for CPU-intensive workloads like CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, game servers, and busy application servers. Keep an eye out for more announcements on our upcoming India and Sydney data centers, Object Storage, Linode Kubernetes, One-Click Apps and more.

29 Responses

  1. First off: Congratulations to you on finally stepping foot on Canadian soils!

    Question for the staff: Following this announcement, will Linode start to charge Canadian sales tax to Canadians?

  2. Thanks, and great question. Right now we don’t have plans to charge Canadian GST. If that changes, we’ll be sure to announce it.

  3. Is there any difference in AUP between USA based Linodes and those in Canada?

  4. Sydney FTW

    Can’t wait!

  5. Hi William: There’s no difference since our AUP is the same across all Linodes, regardless of location.

  6. Are there any plans for other Canadian locations? Toronto isn’t especially well connected from western Canada, although slightly better than what I’ve got right now. I’m debating whether it makes sense to move anything or wait longer?

  7. Hey Dave, thanks for your suggestion. There is nothing planned at the moment, though we’ve added your request for another location to our internal tracker.

  8. About time !!
    Thanks

  9. Thanks Linode 🙂 Many of our Canadian clients require their hosting to be physically located in Canada. We will definitely try moving servers to Linode in Toronto.

    I suggest a second data center in Canada, but in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Toronto is great 🙂 But for people located on or around the west coast of Canada, there is to much latency (too slow) with data centers located in Toronto 🙁 Because it is 2,500+ miles/4,000+ km away.

  10. The pleasure is ours! I’ve added your suggestion for a data center in Vancouver to our internal idea tracker. If you need a hand with moving any of your current Linodes to Toronto, open up a ticket and we’ll be happy to help.

  11. Congratulations for the new opening. It would be nice if one day you make a virtual visit through your data centers. it would be very interesting

  12. Great! I hope the next one will be in France, Linode has a big community in Paris. We hope that the stickers and t-shirts will, one day, come to us 😉

  13. great, welcome to canada

  14. hope to have the Linode Cloud of hk,I leave linode long time when the JP1 can’t get it

  15. My website physically located at Linode server in California , and users have access to the website through Cloudflare. If I move website to Toronto, will it improve/impair latency for users in Vancouver and Toronto areas?

  16. Just moved from NJ to Toronto. Cloning worked flawlessly. You guys rock!

  17. O Canada! Glad to see Linode coming closer to home. Another +1 for a Vancouver data centre, but one thing at a time.

    Checking relative speed from here in Vancouver using Linode’s speedtest servers/files

    Shaw 600Mb/s Cable Home connection
    Fremont: Ping 33.7ms, 56MB/s
    Toronto: Ping 60.4ms, 34MB/s

    Telus 1000Mb/s Fibre Work connection:
    Fremont: Ping 27.9ms, 69MB/s
    Toronto: Ping 66.3ms, 25MB/s

  18. That can depend on a number of factors. The best way to check if speeds will improve will be to use the Linode Speedtest. https://linode.com/docs/platform/how-to-choose-a-data-center/

  19. Sydney! 🙂 And I thought that would never happen. Though I suppose it hasn’t, yet…

  20. Can’t wait!!

  21. Vreau vps

  22. Definitely moving to Toronto.

    Echo the comments above. Toronto is great, Vancouver is better.

    Join Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others in Vancouver!

  23. Does Linode consider data in the new Toronto data center to be subject to the US Patriot Act?

    Besides having their data hosted in Canada, that’s what my Canadian customers care most about.

  24. Good question @Scott Stockton…

    Linode staff, what are the chances that Toronto location gets AMD CPUs anytime soon? Also, there are some posts on your forum about Linode being a US company – and therefore US laws applying to its non-US servers. What is Linode’s stance on this?
    Thanks.

  25. Linode, you should add this to the rest of your webpages… Pretty obvious. I had to google “Linode Toronto” to see it actually existed. Also your speedtest page.

  26. In July 2019, the latest Linode we created at Linode Toronto data center (DC) came with a “AMD EPYC 7501 32-Core” CPU. Joyful-Joy 🙂

    AMD is an amazingly-amazing-good news. Thanks Linode 🙂 Because AMD CPUs have much stronger security & privacy than Intel CPUs. AMD better match our needs. If you’re not familiar with Intel long track record of weak security & privacy. Search the web for Intel’s vulnerabilities, such as, but not limited to, “Meltdown”, “Spectre”, “Fallout”, “RIDL”, “ZombieLoad”, etc. AMD CPU might be randomly assigned though. I suggest to not expect AMD on all your future Linode 😉

    Even better than AMD would be an open source CPU. The Ubertus team would be happy to contribute testing with those.

    To migrate one of our Linode from Fremont to Toronto, we tried the Linode clone option. It went very smooth & easy. Documentation at https://www.linode.com/docs/platform/disk-images/clone-your-linode/

  27. Congratulations on the great work that you do

  28. There’s no statement about PIPEDA compliance on your compliance page by the way. Looks like it’s just mentioned in this blog.

  29. Stan – Thanks for pointing this out. I’ll pass this along to our security team so they can look into updating our compliance page with the appropriate PIPEDA information.

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