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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Twelve Days of Crisis – A Retrospective on Linode’s Holiday DDoS Attacks

January 29, 2016 4:30 pm

View a printable version of this post here. Over the twelve days between December 25th and January 5th, Linode saw more than a hundred denial-of-service attacks against every major part of our infrastructure, some severely disrupting service for hundreds of thousands of Linode customers. I’d like to follow up on my earlier update by providing […]

Linode turns 12! Here’s some KVM!

June 16, 2015 12:01 pm

Happy 12th birthday to us! Welp, time keeps on slippin’ into the future, and we find ourselves turning 12 years old today. To celebrate, we’re kicking off the next phase of Linode’s transition from Xen to KVM by making KVM Linodes generally available, starting today. Better performance, versatility, and faster booting Using identical hardware, KVM Linodes are much […]

11th Linode Birthday / $10 Linode plan

June 16, 2014 10:00 am

Linode opened its doors 11 years ago today, offering virtual servers with great service, and ultimately pioneering a new industry. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. It’s been fun to reminisce through the old forum posts from those formative years like this one and this one. Many of the old posts echo the same sentiments […]

The New Linode Cloud: SSDs, Double RAM & much more

April 17, 2014 10:00 am

Over the last year, and very feverishly over the past five months, we’ve been working on a really big project: a revamp of the Linode plans and our hardware and network – something we have a long history of doing over our past 11 years. But this time it’s like no other. These upgrades represent […]

Storage Space Doubled!

July 25, 2013 11:43 am

We’re exceptionally pleased to announce we’re doubling the storage space on all of our plans, available immediately for new and existing customers.  Linode has implemented major upgrades to other resources recently: 8 cores and new processors, a 2x RAM increase, and the new redundant and fast network. This upgrade is yet another action in that spirit — giving you, […]

Linode NextGen: RAM Upgrade

April 9, 2013 12:48 pm

This is the third and final post in a series about Linode: NextGen. The first post in the series focused on network upgrades and the second post focused on host hardware. This post announces yet another upgrade, and discusses the upgrade procedure and availability. We’re doubling the RAM on all of our plans. This upgrade […]