Linode Network Backbone

June 27, 2017 10:35 am

As we outlined in our last network update, our network engineering department has been hard at work revamping our entire Internet-facing network by turning up gobs of capacity and directly peering with hundreds of networks all over the globe. Since then, we have extended our network backbone to all datacenters in North America and Europe. This […]

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 […]

High-Memory Instances and $5 Linodes

February 14, 2017 12:21 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day! While our 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 […]

Network Update: Multihomed, Increased Transit, Peering

November 2, 2016 10:00 am

Linode has completed initial Internet capacity upgrades in all facilities. All of our datacenters are now multihomed with several tier-1 transit providers and the largest peering exchanges in the world. This marks a milestone in Linode’s history: we now manage our own true service provider network, allowing us to deliver robust and reliable connectivity. To […]

Linux “Dirty Cow” Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195)

October 21, 2016 10:42 am

A privilege escalation vulnerability being branded as “Dirty Cow” (CVE-2016-5195) was recently discovered and fixed yesterday in the Linux Kernel. It has existed for 11 years, so pretty much every device running Linux is affected (this includes VMs, physical machines, mobile devices, and so on) and, in general, distros from every vendor are affected. Linode […]

PayPal Payments

July 26, 2016 11:01 am

We’re happy to announce our newest feature: Payments via PayPal. You can now add credit to your account by transferring funds from a PayPal account. While any customer can use PayPal to fund their account, new customers will still need to sign up using a credit card. You can use PayPal from then on. This is in part because […]

Linode’s 13th Birthday – Gifts for All!

June 16, 2016 12:28 pm

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 […]

Summer 2016 Events

May 4, 2016 2:19 pm

We’re rounding out our robust conference schedule with even more events than usual this summer! Take a look below and meet up with us. DrupalCon New Orleans New Orleans, LA | May 9-13 We are sponsoring a lounge at DrupalCon New Orleans. Stop by our space to relax and recharge – perks of the Big […]

Network Status Updates – April 2016

May 2, 2016 3:09 pm

In his January blog post, Alex Forster articulated that we have a plan in motion to upgrade the network across all of our data centers. We would like to share with everyone what has been done so far, and what still needs doing. Staffing up Since December 2015, we’ve added two new members to our […]

KVM Update

March 15, 2016 1:54 pm

How’s KVM going? KVM became the default hypervisor for new Linode customers six months ago, and it’s been going great. Since KVM’s introduction last summer, customers have created over 500,000 KVM Linodes with over 3 million launches. It’s been very stable, it’s been very fast. Our service has improved reliability and uptime because it’s running a simpler […]