Announcing Linode Block Storage Volumes

February 1, 2018 12:39 pm

The Linode Block Storage service allows you to create and attach additional storage volumes to your Linode instances.

An Update to Meltdown: Mitigation Deployed

January 24, 2018 9:58 am

Per our last post, we wanted to provide a brief follow up on the status of the Meltdown mitigation at Linode.

CPU Vulnerabilities: Meltdown & Spectre

January 3, 2018 8:42 pm

A number of serious security vulnerabilities affecting many CPU architectures were disclosed this week (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, and CVE-2017-5754) by Google’s Project Zero team and others. Here’s what we know and our current status.

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 […]