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. If you’re currently using NB’s there’s nothing you need to do to receive the new pricing. It’s automatic.
If you’re not using them, NodeBalancers are highly-available, managed, cloud based, “load balancers as a service” and you can read more about them here.
Dedicated Instances storage increase
We’re simplifying our plan matrix by matching storage between our Shared and Dedicated Linode plans – specifically by upping the storage space on the dedicated plans to match the shared. If you weren’t aware, you can easily resize a Linode not just up or down, but across plan types as well. This storage increase will make life easier when you want to resize a Standard Linode into a Dedicated one, for example.
This applies to both new and existing Dedicated Linodes. If you have a dedicated Linode you can simply resize your disk to take advantage of the new storage space.
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.
What’s coming next?
We’ve got more good stuff on the horizon, including:
- The launch of GPU instances built on NVIDIA’s latest GPU architecture
- The opening of our Mumbai, India data center (our 10th DC!)
- And our highly anticipated Object Storage service
From all of us at Linode, we thank you for your business and support!
Linode founder and CEO