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Christopher Aker

Introducing the Linode Backup Service

May 4, 2010
by Christopher Aker
You do have backups, right? Yeah, we thought so. Backups are a good thing, but they’re tedious to configure and monitor. We’ve all heard the stories (and possibly experienced them) about some poor soul losing valuable data because the time wasn’t invested in a working backup system — or worse, false security was placed in […]
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

Apr 29, 2010
by The Linode Security Team
We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). This LTS version is slated to receive security updates until April 2015. As with all our distributions, you may deploy either the 32-bit (recommended for most uses) or 64-bit version. If upgrading from a prior version of Ubuntu, you need to make […]
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Christopher Aker

Introducing StackScripts

Feb 9, 2010
by Christopher Aker
Need a way to quickly get a LAMP stack up and running that’s automatically tuned, tweaked and optimized for you? Ever wished there was a way to deploy a Wordpress stack that worked right out of the box? How about an easy way to deploy a cluster of identically configured Linodes? StackScripts™ provide a flexible […]
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Christopher Aker

Bandwidth Pooling

Feb 8, 2010
by Christopher Aker
While we’ve had network transfer/bandwidth pooling in our internal accounting for some time, it’s never been displayed in the Linode Manager — until now.  At the bottom of the main Linodes tab, you’ll now see a new section that displays the cumulative network transfer quotas for all your Linodes for this month, how much you’ve […]
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Announcing Linode Manager for iPhone

Feb 4, 2010
by The Linode Security Team
We’re very pleased to announce the release of Linode Manager for iPhone, a new way to access your Linode account on the go. Designed for iPhone OS and compatible with iPhone® and iPod touch® devices, Linode Manager for iPhone puts control of your Linodes right in your pocket. The official mobile Manager lets you reboot […]
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Tom Asaro

Linode Now Supported on Cloudkick

Feb 2, 2010
by Tom Asaro
Linode is pleased to have been selected by Cloudkick as their newest supported provider. Cloudkick is an award-winning utility for efficient cloud server management; leveraging technologies such as the Linode API, their Web 2.0 application unites easy administration, detailed server health monitoring, and automated alerts to make a busy administrator’s life all that much simpler. […]
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Christopher Aker

Linode and the Google Cyber Attacks

Jan 15, 2010
by Christopher Aker
Recent media coverage of cyber attacks appearing to originate from China against Google and other companies have mentioned a Linode VPS being involved.  No Linodes were involved in malicious activity related to this event.  In fact, it was Google itself that chose to use Linode to aid in their investigation of the attacks.  Google has […]
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Happy New Year, and New Employees

Jan 1, 2010
by Christopher Aker
We wanted to thank you for your business and wish you a Happy New Year!  2009 continued our trend of growth, both in customer base, and features and offerings.  Linode continues to grow as a company, and as such we’re pleased to announce three new hires: Brett Kaplan and Peter Sandin have joined Linode as […]
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Tom Asaro

Linode expands into Europe!

Dec 7, 2009
by Tom Asaro
For a while now we’ve recommended our Newark and Atlanta datacenters to our European customers, which both have under 100 ms latency to the UK. However, there is nothing better than having your services closer to you and your clients. So today, we are proud to announce a brand new Linode deployment in London, England, […]
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Christopher Aker

Linode stomps competition in performance benchmark

Dec 4, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Eivind Uggedal, author of the free wasitup.com website monitoring service, recently posted an exhaustive performance comparison of cloud/VPS providers and their benchmarks over time. The post compares Linode, Rackspace, Slicehost, Amazon’s EC2, and Prgmr, and tests performance of Unixbench, SQL-bench, and page rendering times using Django and PostgreSQL and SQLite. This quote from the article […]
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Danny Ariti joins Linode

Nov 5, 2009
by Tom Asaro
We’re excited to announce that Danny Ariti has joined the Linode team as a Customer Support Liaison Extraordinaire. Danny is from the land down under in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia — which is about 14 hours ahead of Linode Headquarters — where he’ll be contributing to our night shift support coverage. Danny was previously with […]
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