Christopher Aker


Aug 8, 2019

Update on 2015 Security Incident

We recently received new information regarding our 2015 security incident which is relevant to Linode customers who activated their account before 2016. As detailed in our January 2016 blog post, we reset passwords for all users at that time after investigating unauthorized access to some customer accounts. This new information confirms the scope of database […]

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Jun 19, 2019

Linode turns 16: Triples Dedicated plan storage, halves NodeBalancer cost

This week we’re celebrating Linode’s 16th birthday and we want you to celebrate with us. Like we’ve done in the past we’re using our birthday to also celebrate you. Here’s what we’ve got in store: NodeBalancer pricing reduction Starting today, NodeBalancer pricing has been reduced from $20/mo to $10/mo, for both new and existing NodeBalancers. […]

Linode
Feb 5, 2019

Introducing: Linode Dedicated CPU Instances

Introducing our newest compute instance type: Dedicated CPU Instances Dedicated instances are optimized for workloads where consistent performance is required or where full-duty work (100% CPU all day, every day) needs doing. This includes build boxes, CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, game servers, databases, data mining, and busy application servers. The underlying CPU resources for […]

Linode
Aug 16, 2018

Intel’s L1TF CPU Vulnerabilities & Linode

Earlier this week Intel publicly disclosed a new class of processor vulnerabilities known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). Variants of L1TF affect many single and multi-tenant environments, including some of Linode’s infrastructure and Linodes themselves. Read on for what you can do…

Linode
May 17, 2018

Updated Linode Plans / New Larger Linodes

We’ve updated the Linode lineup! All plans have received a resource increase. The standard instances now come with more disk space. High Memory instances and the larger standard plans got a RAM boost. We’ve also introduced a new large standard instance: the Linode 192GB, along with an update to our largest High Memory Linode: the Highmem 300GB. Check out the full lineup on our pricing page.

Linode
Feb 1, 2018

Announcing Linode Block Storage Volumes

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

Cloud Storage
Jun 16, 2017

Linode turns 14!

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 […]

Linode
Feb 14, 2017

High-Memory Instances and $5 Linodes

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
Jun 16, 2016

Linode’s 13th Birthday – Gifts for All!

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 […]

Linode
Mar 15, 2016

KVM Update

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 […]

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