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Christopher Aker

Linode turns 12! Here’s some KVM!

Jun 16, 2015 by Christopher Aker
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 […]
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Introducing Professional Services

Aug 26, 2014 by Christopher Aker
Now you can hire us to perform your site migrations, server installs, one-off sysadmin tasks, and anything else you need. With this new service you’ll always have our expert staff available to perform system administration work for you. You submit a request, we work with you to define the requirements and scope, and then you receive […]
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11th Linode Birthday / $10 Linode plan

Jun 16, 2014 by Christopher Aker
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 […]
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The New Linode Cloud: SSDs, Double RAM & much more

Apr 17, 2014 by Christopher Aker
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 […]
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Introducing Hourly Billing

Apr 9, 2014 by Christopher Aker
Introducing hourly billing. Now you can enjoy Linode services billed in hour increments, add services to your account without needing to pre-pay, and be invoiced at the end of each month only for the hours you used. We’ve made this as simple as possible: resources are still bundled together so it’s clear what you’re getting, […]
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Linode API: Multiple Keys and Two-Factor Support

Feb 3, 2014 by Christopher Aker
We’ve just deployed an update to the Linode API’s authentication system that allows users to have multiple API keys and also two-factor authentication. You can manage your keys via My Profile, as well as add them via the user.getapikey() API call. Keys can have an expiration date after which they’ll become invalid, and you can […]
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An old system and a SWAT team

Jan 19, 2014 by Christopher Aker
This is what Linode employees along with the fine men and women from the Galloway police department had to deal with this afternoon – their SWAT team storming the Linode office, forcing everyone out for about an hour while they performed a sweep of the building room to room, complete with an explosives-sniffing dog (who was […]
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Longview Apps

Nov 13, 2013 by Christopher Aker
We are pleased to announce that Longview now supports Apache, Nginx, and MySQL, in addition to all of the system-level metrics it already provides. The newly updated Longview agent will automatically detect if any of these applications are installed and running, and will start collecting their performance data and other usage statistics. On the Longview dashboard […]
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NodeBalancer SSL

Nov 7, 2013 by Christopher Aker
NodeBalancers have always supported TCP-based protocols, including SSL – but we’re pleased to announce that NodeBalancers now include native HTTPS support. This means a NodeBalancer can terminate SSL connections for you, and have the functionality and behavior you already enjoy from HTTP mode – including correctly setting an X-Fowarded-For header with the requester’s IP address, and session cookies […]
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Linode Longview

Sep 5, 2013 by Christopher Aker
Keeping your company’s business-critical Linux systems humming along smoothly is challenging. By the time performance bottlenecks and tuning opportunities present themselves it’s too late – your users are already affected by your slow or unresponsive website or application. This infuriates your users and costs you money. Your Linux systems generate data — data that can […]
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Storage Space Doubled!

Jul 25, 2013 by Christopher Aker
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, […]
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Linode Manager Two-Step Authentication

May 2, 2013 by Christopher Aker
We’re pleased to announce two-step verification as an optional extra layer of protection for your Linode account. Once enabled, logging in will require a six-digit security token in addition to your username and password. You can enable this new feature by clicking on My Profile from within the Linode Manager, and then “Enable Two-Factor Authentication”.  You’ll […]
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