We just added a cluster of Linode’s S3-compatible object storage solution to our Frankfurt data center. To celebrate, we’re giving everyone 3 months of free object storage starting today!
Getting Started is Simple
There is no promotional code, no redemption process, and most importantly, no bill for object storage from March 1, 2020 until May 31, 2020.
- Sign-up for Linode or sign-in to Cloud Manager
- Select Object Storage in the left-side navigation from the dashboard
- Select “add a bucket”
Linode Object Storage makes it easier and more affordable for developers to manage unstructured data. It’s versatile, cost-effective, and supports a variety of use cases ranging from simple multimedia storage to housing large datasets for advanced applications such as machine learning.
If you need help getting started, here are a few guides and tutorials selected by our Documentation team:
- Linode Object Storage Use Cases
- How to Use Linode Object Storage
- Host a Static Site Using Linode Object Storage
- Video: Deploying an Object Storage Bucket
As always, if you experience an issue or need assistance Linode Support is standing by.
Pricing and Promotion Details
This offer is valid for new and existing customers and will be reflected as a line-item on your Linode invoice with a value of $0.00.
Standard packages for Linode Object Storage range from 250GB to 50TB of data and up to 50 million objects per cluster. Pricing starts at $5/mo for 250GB of storage and 1TB of outbound transfer (after which storage rates are $0.02/GB and transfer rates are $0.01/GB) and always-free unlimited inbound transfers.
Promotion includes list price and inbound network transfer. 1TB will be added to your network outbound transfer pool; regular overages apply. Offer starts 3/01/2020 and runs through 5/31/2020.
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I’m looking forward to seeing Object Storage in Sydney and Fremont. ?
Us, too, Philip! The eventual plan is to deploy in all data centers. There’s a lot of considerations when choosing which location comes next, but feedback from our customers can influence priority. Right now, we don’t have ETAs on when Sydney or Fremont will launch. When that happens, we’ll be sure to announce it here on our blog.
For those of us already using the Newark NJ Object Storage, does that mean no charge for the next 3 months? Also, if I wanted to migrate my current data from Newark to Frankfurt (most of my site access is from Europe), is there a straightforward way of doing that?
It absolutely means that your Object Storage will be free for three months! The only thing you could get charged for is transfer, and that’s if you exceed your transfer pool allotment.
To answer your other question, migration of a bucket from Newark to Frankfurt is possible, but as of right now you’ll need to do it by copying each object over individually.
We’ve tried object storage in the beta period and have really nice results. Now it’s in Frankfurt we will use it in production too. As far as I see from your documents you guys are charging for traffic in the same data center between Linode instances and the object storage for both inbound and outbound traffic. With this you can never be cheaper than AWS or GCP in many of the use cases.
Do I misunderstood or you guys have a real reason for that? If I’m wrong please review your documents.
You’re right – uploading an object to your bucket from a Linode is billable because it counts as outbound transfer from your Linode.
That being said, if your Linode is in the same data center as your bucket (i.e. Frankfurt), you can upload over IPv6 at no cost.
Is there any way of telling from the cloud manager how much space one’s Object Storage is using at the moment? And how much transfer has been used?
We don’t currently separate Object Storage transfer from your general transfer pool, though this is something we’re looking into. You can view the size of each object in your bucket; right now, you aren’t able to view the total size. We’ve made a note to look into how this can be included in the Cloud Manager. In the meantime, you can use s3cmd to view your bucket’s storage size: s3cmd du s3://$bucket
Is there a limit to the amount of data stored during this promotion?
Hey Travis! There are no limits in place during this promotion. By default, customers are limited to 50,000,000 objects and 50TiB, but the object limit can be raised through a Support ticket.
Will there be traffic charges for downloading from the object storage to the linode?
Hi YM! Yes, data transfer from Object Storage to a Linode in the same data center will be counted towards the monthly transfer pool: https://www.linode.com/docs/products/storage/object-storage/#transfer-quotas
I’m really interested in Singapore location, plus add more tutorial and documentation about using this object storage.
I’m using rclone for it, it work but a bit buggy. I know it not official yet, in my circle a lot people using that.
Thanks for letting us know! We don’t have an ETA for when other data centers will have Object Storage, but we’re aiming to get it to all of them. We’ll be sure to put up an announcement here on our blog when it’s available in another data center.
As for guides and documentation, could you let us know what sorts of guides you’d like to see? You can either open a ticket or send us feedback directly via email at email@example.com
Is there a limit to the amount of data stored? Please help
You are able to store up to 50TB of data using Object Storage, and the default bucket size is 250GB. We have more specs listed on our Object Storage product page here:
You can also feel free to reach out to our Support team via firstname.lastname@example.org or a Support ticket if you need help with your Object Storage.