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Linode Datacenter Expansion

Happy New Year! 2014 was a great year at Linode and we’re very excited about all the projects we have planned for 2015.  Here’s a sneak peek at our datacenter expansion plans.

Singapore, SG

First, we’ll be expanding our presence in the Asia-Pacific region with a datacenter in Singapore. This new deployment will support all of the existing Linode services, including NodeBalancers, Backups, native IPv6, and features our latest generation SSD-based servers and 40 Gbit connectivity to each host machine. The facility will be a fantastic alternative/complement to our Tokyo location, with great connectivity to Australia, China, Hong Kong, India and the rest of Asia.

Most of the networking and server hardware has been installed, and our team hopes to have Singapore ready for customer Linodes in the next few weeks by the end of April. Unfortunately, some Cisco gear is backordered until the beginning of April. In the interim, we are adding more transit providers and peers to improve connectivity within the region. (updated 2015-03-10)

Frankfurt, Germany

We’re also expanding our European footprint with a deployment into Frankfurt, Germany. This will complement our UK-based facility. Interestingly, more than 35% of all European cloud traffic flows through Frankfurt and this location will enable customers to comply with Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (a.k.a., Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)) by hosting their data on German soil. Frankfurt is also centrally located in continental Europe, and we believe this will be a great location for all of Europe.

The Linode Frankfurt deployment will be coming in the next few months.

Tokyo, Japan

Our Tokyo facility has been a great success. So much so that we’ve actually exhausted all of the resources available there. Linodes in Tokyo are in limited supply and the datacenter is frequently sold out. While Singapore will be an excellent alternative for a presence in this region, we are also exploring a second Tokyo datacenter.

Stay tuned for the official announcements of these new locations and several other exciting developments coming soon!


Comments (121)

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    It is really good news,

    Do you plan some speed tests for this datacenters?
    It is best to test before to buy. Please update your page (https://www.linode.com/speed-test) with new locations.

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    I look forward to seeing an ETA for the Linode Moon datacenter, for the off-site-est of failovers.

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    Will the Singapore DC be peering with Equinix?

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    Can we migrate our VPSes from London to Frankfurt, Germany on demand? Even with the reasonable fee.

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    Great! What about South America?

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    @Alexey – any VPS can be migrated, you just need to submit a ticket for it, as far as I know 🙂

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    @Chris: Looks like their resolvers are already up. Try a traceroute to resolver1.singapore.linode.com

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    @james: Thanks, looks like it has the normal issue of most Australian carriers sending traffic via Hong Kong, Tokyo or the US.

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    congratulations! So happy for you!

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    Great, waiting for Singapore.
    Will move my linode there as soon as its launched.

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    Unfortunately the main cable from aus -> sg was cut (again) so yeah. Was getting good routes prior to that incident 🙂

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    Just looked it up and you are right the SEA-ME-WE-3 was cut again.

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    Amazing new year. Good to see three new locations.

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    Early days?

    Thailand to SG > 300ms. It is critical with Singapore to be on either the Equinix open peering exchange thing or SIX, even with a blend of Pacnet/NTT/whatever local/regional peering is essential. DigitalOcean were quick to realize this and now. But congratulations, I look forward to seeing this. Thanks

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    I am been using Linode for last one year, and I will move to SG node once it is launched. Cheers.

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    WOOOO! Great job Linode!

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    Excellent, looking forward to Frankfurt, DE!

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    Great!

    I hope the link USEU will be speeeeed

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    Fantastic!

    Of course, I will keep on holding out hope for an Aussie datacentre too. 🙂

    (And, I assume thanks to that cable cut mentioned by some commenters above, it’s currently 400ms to Singapore from my Western Australian location – via a nice tour of the west coast of the US!).

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    Very Good !

    I have a linode on Fremont, CA, USA. The speed of it is little slow (often more 190ms and packages missed) when accessed from China / Hong Kong.

    Today, I want to add a new linode on Tokyo, but the system tell me: “The plan you selected is not available. Please choose a different plan and try again”.

    Waiting for 2nd Tokyo datacenter ~

    Thanks,
    /Valinv

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    Excellent job, waiting for the Singapore datacenter!

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    thats great , i was thinking to get a London node to serve my visitors who are mostly in the middle east so i am definitely getting the Frankfurt one ,

    does anyone know the ip address for london i want to check the speed

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    Amazing News…welcome Linode SG
    I still waiting…
    I will move All my vps to LINODE SG…

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    Singapore,
    I’m coming …

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    Just love Linode’s vps in Tokyo!!! ~40ms from where I am… fast, stable, nothing but excellence!!! Waiting for and looking forward to your upcoming products in Tokyo!!!

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    So excited for Linode SG !!!!

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    I hope Linode opens a new datacenter in Japan. Singapore is located at the heart of Southeast Asia with great connectivity, but as a born citizen actively engaged in local politics, I’m wary of my own non-transparent government and will never host any major server here. Look up our dismal press freedom index, human rights record, and repressive legislation if you think I’m being paranoid. We’re a modern police state.

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    @Stephen thanks, I’ll try to file a ticket as soon as Frankfurt is available

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    Great News!

    Hoping the Frankfurt DC will route through Telia and thus provide good connection via Russia to the nothern part of China, too!

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    Why doesn’t Linode open a datacenter in Vietnam? Renting a high quality VPS is so expensive in my country.

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    Tokyo please 😉
    Thanks

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    I’m sure, several of your Tokyo customers would move to Singapore once it’s operational. So you might not want to invest in Japan for the expansion.

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    I like this service very much.

    Can you expand DC to South Korea? This will be stabler than Tokyo.

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    Im waiting your new DC on Singapore.

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    Waiting for Singapore datacenter. My curent VPS nearly offline.

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    Come on Singapore, launch!!!

    Come on Singapore, launch!!!

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    singapore….. come on!!!

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    It is good to hear that Singapore Datacenter will be available soon. Good job Linode!

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    Waiting for Tokyo Data Center!

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    Any ETA on the Frankfurt DC ? Eagerly awaiting the expansion.

  44. Christopher Aker

    Just added some pictures on Facebook of our new Cisco ASR9000 routers.

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    Hi @caker,

    Any ETA we can launch SG instance? Have customer that waiting migrate their SG based server. Thanks.

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    Waiting for 2nd Tokyo datacenter ~

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    Perhaps set up a mail notification list so we can be notified when the SG server is up? Looking forward to it.

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    Waiting for Singapore DC!

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    Any ETA on the Singapore DC. Waiting!

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    Looking forward to the second Tokyo DC, hope it to have better connections with Chinese ISPs, including China Telecom, especially during daily peak hours.

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    Waiting for Singapore DC, any update on that?

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    Will the Frankfurt datacenter be available in May?

    We are a German startup, who wants to lunch on 1st June and would prefer Linode over your closest competitior, who launched a German datacenter today. But we need some hosting at the end of May.

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    \w/aiting for Singapore DC, newest, fastest.

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    I think you should consider a new location in Taiwan to make Linode more outstanding. Why Google chose Taiwan in their recent expansion in Asia?

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    Second vote for Brazil

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    Waiting for Singapore DC

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    Hi Linode Team,

    Any information update about Frankfurt?

    Regards from Serbia.

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    We need the second Tokyo datacenter.

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    Soooo keen to see the SG datacentre open up – although right now I am still seeing 250ms pings to speedtest.singapore.linode.com, while I get sub-200ms pings to fremont. Hope there are interconnect optimisations still to be made. Of course, an aussie DC would be even better, but would be surprised if the math worked out on that one!

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    (04/23/2015) Singapore DC – There’s been no news so far.

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    From Melbourne I get 100ms speedtest.singapore.linode.com and 180ms speedtest.fremont.linode.com. Singapore going to be a great addition to the Linode stable.

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    I also just signed up because my friend has been running an instance in Tokyo and I was totally sold. And then I realized Tokyo is sold out only after I have already signed up and added funds to the account.

    #soopersadface

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    Waiting for Singapore DC!!

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    A datacenter in South America would be awesome, any plans for that?

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    Any update about Tokyo dc expansion? I’m waiting for that.

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    The question is who will be first to Australia. Linode or Digital Ocean?

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    Do your Japan servers care about DMCA? They are overseas.

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    What is going on with Tokyo expansion? The Tokyo DC is still about 6-9 times faster for data transfers in Japan than the SG DC. Very disappointing.

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    Any update about Tokyo dc expansion? I’m waiting for that.

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    Really need that Tokyo option. Just tried SG and it was terrible (from Thailand). Basically could not get any work done at all over ssh.

    Tokyo please.

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    +1 for Tokyo expansion…

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    I second the request for the linode in Southamerica, do you have an ETA?
    Thanks in advance,

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    Same here, need Tokyo VPS.

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    Great job Linode. Great expansions!

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    Please inform me when Tokyo DC becomes available.

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    +1 for South Korea!

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    When it is avaliable Tokyo DC? Please informe me, THANK YOU!

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    Another vote for Australia :D.

    Singapore is currently slower then US 😀

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    Singapore DC could not replace Japanese one. Especially for Japanese & Korean clients. So it would be nice to get one of these locations asap

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    Waiting for Tokyo DC!!!!!

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    A thousand votes for Linode Brazil 😉

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    If possible, South America++

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    Please implement a data centre in Canada!
    I have two name-servers hosted with you and would love to move the rest of my business to you as well if only you had hosting in Canada.

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    Speedtest from China Telecom shows that Singapore DC is as slow as US DC (ping >240ms). This is actually a problem. Japan DC is excellent here (ping <80ms).

    We are expecting more Japan DCs, or faster Singapore DC. Come on, linoders!

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    I’m waiting for the 2nd Japan DC. Please do it quickly.

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    Please add a South America datacenter!!! Argentina preferred.

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    Wait for South Korea or Japan.

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    Waiting for Tokyo DC for a long long time …
    still Waiting for Tokyo DC!!!!!

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    Hello,

    It has been more than a year since the announcement of possible DC expansions in some regions, but we are still waiting for Tokyo…
    Could you please share any news about near future plans?
    Thanks

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    I just signed up and then cancelled my subscription because I didn’t notice Tokyo datacenter was “sold out”. It’s been over a year since the above announcement- any ETA on rollout in Tokyo? There’s obviously demand 🙂

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    Please provide another datacenter option in Japan and/or Korea.

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    For the greater China region, Hong Kong centers are usually much faster than Tokyo and Singapore ones.

    Really looking forward to Linode in Hong Kong.

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    Been waiting for Tokyo or Korea for so long. Now it’s 1.5 year after expansion plan was announced. Seems a very difficult job to add datacenter in Tokyo?

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    Hey guys, any plan on bringing a Canadian linnode? Montréal or Toronto would be appreciated 😀

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    Melhor Hospedagem

    Hi,

    Do you have any plans for South American Datacenter, like São Paulo?
    Would be great for Brazilian users of cloud hosting.

    Bests,

    Melhor Hospedagem team

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    Equinix Tokyo facilities worth considering, please check it out, if your current provider cant provide expansion options…

    Equinix TY2 has lots of networks : https://www.peeringdb.com/fac/452

    With the Bit-isle acquisition, Equinix now has three other locations – TY6, TY7 and TY8 – in the same campus, offering new capacity for customers who seek low-latency connections to the network providers in Equinix TY2.

    For your information…

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    The ping of Singapore server is slow as US ones, but I cannot sign up the sold out Tokyo server.. Hope Australia servers be introduced soon.

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    Linode no Brasil…..Seria um sonho..!

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    I hope South Korea, too.

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    What about Brazil/Sao Paulo? ?

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    Brazil/Sao Paulo please 🙂

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    Aws recently started billing as our local currency BRL. It would be interesting to have you here too.

    • mcivi

      Hey there Hélio – thanks for the feedback. Both billing in local currencies, and having a South America data center are things we’ve been looking into. I’ve gone ahead and added your request for each to our internal feature tracker. Any announcements for these would be posted right here on the blog.

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    Brasil with “s”, with “z”, it doesn’t matter. It is important to have Linode closer, please!

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    Hey guys, are you planning to have a data center in Brazil or at least South America?

    I’m looking to move from Vultr US data center as the ping is too high (~120ms, while having a data center in Brazil would make it like ~20-30ms), but no host provider is mature enough in South America, besides AWS or GCP or Azure, but both are totally different level of customer service and prices, so they don’t make any sense for SMBs.

    Linode in Brazil would be perfect for a bunch of countries nearby like Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil… ~500 millions of customers and businesses here waiting for this dream become true! LOL

    Please take this in consideration for your next move. Thanks

    • Regina Daniels

      Hey Breno!

      Thanks for the in-depth comment. We’ve received requests for a Brazil data center in the past and this is something that’s under consideration. We don’t have an ETA just yet, but we’ll make sure to create a blog post when we have more information. I’ve also included your request on our internal tracker.

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    Just another vote for Brazil. Sao Paulo or Curitiba would be great. Even Belo Horizonte or Florianopolis.

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    +1 For Brazil, Sao Paulo.

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