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Atlanta Data Center Update

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This post is being updated to reflect the most accurate timeline for the Atlanta Data Center upgrade. Updated: October 27, 2020

In September, we began work to upgrade our Atlanta data center. We are now targeting completion in early 2021, and you can stay up to date with the upgrade here, as we will be updating this post with additional information or changes (as necessary); for example, potential delays in hardware and installation due to COVID-19.

We’re excited to start these upgrades as the new data center facility allows us to better support our customers, add recent products to Atlanta, and provide additional compliance credentials:

Current Facility

  • 99 percent uptime SLA
  • Power and cooling – N+1 Power and cooling
  • Compliance – SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, PCI, OIX-2, GBLA, FISMA

Upgraded Facility:

  • 100 percent uptime DC SLA
  • Power – 2N redundancy 
  • Cooling – N+1 redundancy 
  • Compliance – SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GDPR Privacy Shield, and SSAE-16/18

Current Customers
Resources deployed in Atlanta will remain supported while this upgrade takes place, though you may experience issues when creating or resizing Linodes. Please contact Support if you require assistance. Customers will be contacted via Linode Support tickets for any required next steps.

New and Prospective Customers
Updated (9/2/2020) : New deployments in Atlanta will be unavailable for new customers until the facility upgrade is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Comments (8)

  1. Randall Camacho

    this is AMAZING news !!!
    DigitalOcean does not have a DC in the South of North America.
    Vultr has Atlanta & Miami but they seem to always have very limited resources (specifically servers) available.
    “add recent products to Atlanta” i hope this would mean “Block Storage” and upcoming Managed databases.
    we typically see cloud providers competing with new products/services but putting the time and investment on the actual infrastructure gives me greater peace of mind, confidence and trust.
    who will not love “100 percent uptime DC SLA” ?

    • jdutton

      Hi Randall! We wanted to follow up here to let you know that Block Storage will indeed be part of the Atlanta data center upgrades. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for more updates.

      • Doug Crozier

        Was it my imagination, or did block storage briefly appear a few days ago in Atlanta and then disappear again?

        • Regina Daniels

          Hey Doug! That’s not something I’m aware of. We’ll be sure to make an announcement once Block Storage is available in Atlanta!

  2. Hansen

    Dear Friend,
    I have some question about GDPR below as:
    1. What is the difference between EU GDPR and UK GDPR?
    2. Does the EU GDPR apply to the UK GDPR

    Looking forward to your reply

    • pwoods

      Hey Hansen – thanks for your question regarding GDPR. While we cannot offer legal advice or counseling, I think the following Community Questions post should help with some clarification. It includes links to some relevant resources that provide more information:

      Linode GDPR and EU-US Privacy Shield Compliance

    • Craig Stewart

      GDPR is a resolution that was passed by the EU, this then had to be implemented into member states laws. In the UK (which was a member of the EU at the time) this was done by passing the Data Protection Act 2018.

      As such the “UK GDPR” is the law enacted by the Data Protection Act 2018, and is compliant with the rules that were required by the EU’s GDPR. There’s no functional difference other than the fact that the UK is no longer part of the EU.

  3. Felipe

    Any news for the Brazil datacenter?

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