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Linode Turns 6, Welcomes New Hires

It almost went by unnoticed, but today marks Linode’s sixth birthday. It was six years ago today that Linode opened its doors for business, and since then we’ve helped to define our industry — building one of the most respected VPS brands. We’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth over the years, constantly improved our features and offerings, and been able to pass a better value down to our customers at the same time.  And we’ll continue with that trend — stay tuned for some exciting announcements.  There’s always neat stuff coming down the line on our roadmap.

Also, we have some hiring announcements — please join me in welcoming two new members to our team:

Jed Smith accepted a position of Systems Developer at the beginning of the month.  He hails all the way from Phoenix, AZ by way of Eugene, OR, by way of Detroit, MI.  He’s gone crazy these past few weeks, like a kid in a candy store, learning about our systems’ architectures and associated tools.  I can already tell he’s going to fit right in around here.

Sam Kleinman has also joined the Linode team, accepting a technical writing position for a new effort we’re putting into place.  Stay tuned for more details on that. Sam’s a prolific blogger, compulsive knitter, and *nix tweaker.  He’s moving out here from St. Louis, MO, and we’re looking forward to his contribution.

Linode has been such a privilege to operate.  We appreciate your business so much. So on behalf of the Linode team, I want to thank you, our customers, for making our success possible.

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    Developers! Developers! Developers!

    Thank you, Chris. It may be a privilege to operate Linode, but it’s more of a privilege for me to work at the best VPS company in the world. I look forward to meeting all of you, our fantastic customers, as the months go ahead.

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    Happy birthday champ!

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    Wow, has it really been 6 years!?! That’s really hard to believe in one respect, but when I think about how long ago it was that Chris and I were working at a firm here in Nashville it seems like AGES ago.

    Congratulations to the entire Linode team for the tremendous amount of hard work and awesome accomplishments over the years. It’s been truly amazing watching Linode become Linode; I’m really proud of you guys.

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    Happy birthday and Congratulations guys!

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    Congrats to everyone at Linode!

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    No RAM upgrades or new feature announcements 🙁

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    Happy Birthday Linode, and welcome to Jed and Sam!

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    Happy bday, congrats on the success.

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    Awesome! Congrats, and keep making it better!

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    […] Congrats to Chris & the Linode team! […]

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    happy birthday!

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    Hi Guys,
    I’ve been with you for more than half a year now.
    My virtual machine’s uptime is 224 days, something that speaks by itself.
    The best thing about you is that I even forget that you exist :).
    The only time I need to think about you is when a new post from your blog appears in my reader.
    In other words, thanks for the great service 🙂

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    Happy birthday Linode! 🙂

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    Congratulation guys!
    Now immediately put to work the new developer (the backup system!!) xD

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    Congratulations, Linode! 🙂

    And welcome to Jed and Sam, too. 😀

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    Happy Birthday and Thanks!

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    Im proud of you Jed! Go get ’em tiger!

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    I signed up in June or July of 2003, and it’s been great ever since. Welcome to the new guys!

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    Saludos a Todos, Gracias y Feliz Cumpleaños, soy cliente desde hace poco, pero quiero decirles que los servicios que e recibido hasta hoy son de Exelente Calidad, Gracias de Nuevo y felicidades.

    Nota: Seria una Muy Buena Noticia para Todos, que aumentaran el Ancho de Banda Mensual.

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    Happy belated b’day!


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    Happy Birthday Linode!

    So Sad I will leave this awesome host to a new host.

    I do hope you’ll offer cpanel and managed services soon!


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    Happy Birthday, Linode! Been here over six months and I love it!

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    Congratulations, Linode, and welcome Sam and Jed! All of us at DharmaTech are excited to be working with you guys.

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    Happy Birthday I paid my account 6 months in advance for your birthday present !

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    Linode is still around? OMG no wonder my Linode VPS is always there for me. I’d just taken it for granted, like breathing and eating. Have to pay more attention in future.

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    @ella – I’ll second that comment! I love how reliable you guys are – I literally do forget about my linode account from time to time. It’s just there, and always works….

    Regarding the comment about offering cPanel and managed servers, I’m afraid I disagree. I’m one who can’t stand managed servers – if we came to linode, we generally know our way around linux – and I for one love having a company who caters to our needs.

    Great work guys, keep it up.

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    Wow! haha at the customer testomonials. What are you guys on? Makes me feel good about my linode though.

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    Congratulations, Linode!!

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