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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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Self-serve Linode Resizes

Sep 9, 2009
by Christopher Aker
We’ve just introduced a feature that allows you to resize your Linode from one plan to another with the press of a button. Now you can upgrade or downgrade a Linode without requiring a support ticket or waiting on us. You choose the plan, your account is invoiced (or credited) based on the difference in […]
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Linode welcomes Dave Finnerty

Sep 3, 2009
by Christopher Aker
I’m pleased to announce that Dave Finnerty has joined Linode starting full time this week. Dave is tasked with building out our customer service and support department, and as such, will be responsible for making sure you guys are kept happy! Dave brings his experience from various IT jobs in the NYC area. We’re very […]
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Dr. Dobb’s Linode write-up

Aug 24, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Mike Riley (twitter @mriley), a contributing editor for Dr. Dobb’s Journal, did a nice write-up on Linode. DDJ has been around in various forms for over 30 years, and is one of the most respected software development journals.  Mike reviews some of Linode’s features, the new API, and has a short interview with me on […]
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New kernels, fixed vulnerabilities

Aug 17, 2009
by Christopher Aker
We’ve released five new kernels which contain the fix for the recently announced Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2009-2692).  The following kernels are NOT vulnerable: 2.6.18.8-linode19 (Latest 2.6 Stable) 2.6.30.5-linode20 2.6.18.8-x86_64-linode7 (Latest 2.6 Stable – x86_64) 2.6.30.5-x86_64-linode8 2.6.23.17-linode44 (for UML) Please check the output of “uname -r” from within your Linode.  If you’re not […]
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Linode API 2.0

Aug 3, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Ever wish that you could completely automate the management of Linodes? Now you can:  Introducing Linode API v2.0. This new version allows for complete Linode life-cycle management.  Now you can add and remove Linodes under your account, manage their disk images and configuration profiles, list IPs, issue boot and shutdown jobs, and query the status […]
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King Size Linodes Now Available

Jul 22, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Right on the heels of our six year anniversary, Linode is excited to announce a wider range of scalability with expanded service plans!  These higher-end Linodes were previously available — but only as custom plans.  Now they’re available to everyone, instantly, via the sign up system: It’s worth noting that these packages are treated just […]
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Linode at YAPC|10

Jun 26, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Linode helped to sponsor YAPC|10 this year, and a few of us attended the conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  It was really great to meet many of the influential and contributing members of the Perl community.  Surprisingly, a fair number of Linode customers also attended, so that was great to put faces to the names. We […]
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Linode Turns 6, Welcomes New Hires

Jun 16, 2009
by Christopher Aker
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, […]
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Linode Manager Security Features

May 8, 2009
by Christopher Aker
We’ve had requests for additional security and notification options for the Linode Manager, and recently we’ve noticed an upward trend in Linode Manager brute force attempts, so we decided to tackle a couple related features on our long and ever-growing feature request list (keep them coming). Login IP Whitelisting and Notification Feature You’ll receive a […]
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Phil Paradis joins Linode

Apr 23, 2009
by Christopher Aker
I’m pleased to announce that Linode has scored another worthy employee – Phil Paradis.  In addition to his rich technical talents and accomplishments, Phil runs ClassHelper.org, an “educational resources site dedicated to providing useful tools and materials to the teaching community.”  He’ll be helping us with the support load, as well as carrying development, documentation, […]
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